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Discussion Inventories in Marriage Prep

All marriage preparation programs include lots of opportunities for couples to discuss and understand each other better.  Most programs make arrangements for couples to take a discussion inventory - either FOCCUS or FACET -- to facilitate this understanding and communication.

Both of these inventories pose questions that are intended to open up areas for discussion under a number of different topics. There will be opportunities for couples to review their results with facilitators, but they are encouraged to begin a dialogue with each other as soon as they are finished.

Topics include:

  • Family of Origin
  • Roles in Marriage
  • Budget/Finances
  • Values
  • Habits
  • Work/Family Issues
  • Friends and Interests
  • Sexuality/Intimacy
  • Commitment
  • Communication
  • Parenting
  • Faith/Practice/Spirituality
  • Catholic Teaching
  • Cohabitation
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