Before "I Do": Preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage
Number of pages: 128
Before "I Do" helps engaged couples examine the thorny issues of marriage through the lens of the best of behavioral science and Catholic sacramental theology. The workbook is designed for use in couple-to-couple or small group marriage preparation programs. Six sessions are offered with each session focusing on a particular skill set for building strong marriage relationships. Sessions conclude with compelling real-life case studies of couples with questions and activities for reflection.
Anthony Garascia is the author of the popular marriage preparation programs Before "I Do" and Catholic Remarriage, as well as other books. He holds a masters degree in Counseling from Indiana University, a masters degree in Liturgical Studies from The Catholic University of America and has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Notre Dame. He is President of the International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities. For 21 years he served as Pastoral Associate at St. Pius X parish, Granger, Indiana, as Adult Educator, RCIA Director, and Marriage and Family Therapist. He is currently the Clinical Director at the Samaritan Counseling Center in South Bend, Indiana, where he and his wife, Beth, live. They have three grown children.