Before We Say "I Do": Seven Essential Principles to Building Your Forever Together

The Most Comprehensive Online Marriage Preparation Program for Christian and LDS Couples

This course is specifically designed for couples who are engaged to be married. The content is designed to help couples prepare for their married life together. Couples will explore topics such as:

  • Your expectations for marriage
  • How you can more fully build a covenant marriage
  • The importance of personal emotional and mental health and its connection to your marriage
  • All of the ways you connect to one another
  • Why we argue and how to manage conflict
  • How to make the transition into marital sexual intimacy and how it can bless your marriage
  • Managing finances as a newlywed couple
  • Keeping your love alive and thriving


Your Instructor

Jeremy S. Boden, PhD, LMFT, CLFE
Jeremy S. Boden, PhD, LMFT, CLFE

Hi, I'm Dr. Jeremy Boden. I am a father, husband, professor, therapist, and community speaker. I have been teaching and working with couples, families, and individuals for over 15 years. I am an associate professor at Utah Valley University where I teach courses in marriage and relationships, family dynamics, human sexuality, and couples therapy. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice where I specialize in couples therapy. I have received extensive training in couple therapy, and I am a certified Emotionally Focused Therapist. I am also certified to teach a number of family life education programs and a frequent presenter in the community on marriage enhancement, relationship development, and sexuality in marriage.

My lengthy experience in research, teaching, and therapy brings a set of skills and information that can help families, couples, and individuals begin to immediately implement the content to help improve their lives. Sign up today and begin to find solutions!

This research-based program was very beneficial for my husband and me. It made me want to have the courage to improve myself in order to have a deeper and more meaningful relationship with my spouse. The realistic lens that this program put on marriage was particularly helpful especially since we are surrounded by media that exaggerates gender norms and fairytale honeymoons.- Katherine and Zach L.

"This premarital course is awesome! It walks you through the most important concepts that everyone needs to know and/or discuss before they tie the knot: spirituality, sexual intimacy, finances, and so much more! (Obviously, my favorite section for pre-marital couples is the often-overlooked dimension of sexual intimacy!) This course provides a well-organized, step-by-step process to help couples be SO much better prepared for the adventure of marriage than they would have been before! Couples that go through this course will be better able to work as a team and have a wonderful head start on creating an awesome marriage!! Thank you, Jeremy, for helping to better prepare couples to build a strong and happy marriage."

--Laura M. Brotherson, LMFT, CST, Author, of From Honeymoon to Happily Ever After (

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts as soon as you purchase it and you will have access to the course for six months! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and how quickly you want to go through it.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have access to this course for six months from the date of purchase. This encourages couples to go through the curriculum in a timely manner. Couples who find the course most helpful start it sooner rather than later.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy with your purchase. If after going through some of the modules, you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 30 days and I will give you a full refund.
Who is best suited for this course?
This course is specifically designed for seriously dating and engaged couples. However, newly married couples will also find the content and activities very applicable and helpful.
Would this course be helpful for couples who are marrying for a second (or more) time? Would this course still be helpful?
This course is intended for couples who are marrying for the first time but it can absolutely be helpful for any couple in many ways.
I'm not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Will this course still be helpful for me?
Yes. While this course is built with the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the principles will apply to individuals and couples of all faiths or those who are not religious.

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