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
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 (StrengtheningMarriage.com)
PreviewIntroduction to the Before We Say "I Do" Program (28:30)
PreviewOverview of Intentional Couple Activities
PreviewIntentional Couple Activity #1: Six Steps to Writing Your Marriage Vision
PreviewIntentional Couple Activity #2: The "Great Marriage" Interviews
PreviewIntentional Couple Activity #3: Introduction to Couple Connection Discussion
StartIntroduction: Becoming Your BEST Self (15:20)
StartOverview of Intentional Couple Activities
StartIntentional Couple Activity #1: Fundamental Attributes of Emotional and Mental Well-Being
StartIntentional Couple Activity #2: Couple Connection Discussion
StartIntentional Couple Activity #3: Individual and Couple Goals