God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage


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"My fiancé and I have grown and deepened our love and commitment to Christ more from this class than in our whole relationship."
—Steve S.

"If my fiancé and I had learned these teachings of the Church on sexuality sooner, we would never have become sexually active."
—Mark M.

"This was the best presentation of Catholic teaching I have ever heard."
—Melanie F.

God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage
by Christopher West
presented by Damon Owens

God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage is a marriage preparation supplement that offers engaged couples a more complete understanding of God's glorious plan for marriage and human sexuality than perhaps any program available in the Church today. Based on Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body, this program is intended to provide a key component of marriage preparation—catechesis in the theology of marriage and the gift of human sexuality.


Life-Changing Results:

Having surveyed more than two thousand couples over a five-year period, we found that:

While 91% of engaged couples were sexually active coming into the program. After the program though...

  • 48% (of the above 91%) said they will save sex until marriage because of the program. An additional 20% said they were now considering saving sex for marriage.
  • 31% stated they will "definitely use" natural family planning because of the program.
  • 45% "may use NFP" in their marriage.
  • 78% came away with a better understanding of the Catholic vision of marriage.
  • 50% came away with a more positive impression of the Catholic Church.
  • 48% planned to be more active in their faith as a result of the program.
  • 61% made a deeper commitment to Christ.

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God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage Program Components:

God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage Starter Kit

God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage is a supplemental marriage preparation program by renowned Catholic author and teacher Christopher West, based on Pope John Paul II's revolutionary Theology of the Body.

This Starter Kit inludes:

  • Five Segmented DVDs
  • Leader's Guide (including DVD Segments Guide)
  • Couple's Workbook
  • Good News About Sex & Marriage

Retail Price: $169.95

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The Christopher West version of the DVD and CD set are still available for purchase.  Please call 800-376-0520.


Couple's Set

The Couple's Set will guide participants during their participation in the God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage program with thought-provoking questions, inspiring quotes, and helpful commentary. It contains two Couple's Workbooks and a copy of Good News about Sex and Marriage.  The Couple's Workbooks are designed to accompany the corresponding lessons from the DVDs or CDs.

Retail Price: $29.95

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DVD Set

This 5 DVD Set includes a Full-Length Version of the presentation and a Segments Version, with easy-to-use navigation menus. The shorter video segments enable marriage preparation facilitators to utilize select aspects of the original video program while enhancing their own live presentations of the God's Plan content. (Segment descriptions can be found in the Leader's Guide.)

Retail Price: $124.95

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The Christopher West 6-DVD set is also available for purchase. Please call 800-376-0520.


CD Set

This 5 CD Set is the audio version of the DVD presentation. It presents a summary of Catholic teaching on God's plan for marriage, and offers engaged couples practical suggestions for embracing this plan in their own lives.

Retail Price: $49.95

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The Christopher West 6-DVD set is also available for purchase. Please call 800-376-0520.


Leader's Guide

The Leader's Guide provides study leaders with everything contained in the Student Workbook, plus a Segments Guide that corresponds to the DVD segments.  There are helpful tips on facilitating the God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage program, suggested prayers, questions & answers for discussion, and more.  

Retail Price: $29.95

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Good News About Sex & Marriage

In this easy-to-read, question-and-answer book, well-known theologian Christopher West offers a fresh, relevant, and convincing presentation of the Church's teachings on human sexuality and marriage rooted in Pope John Paul II's revolutionary Theology of the Body. A wonderful resource for RCIA, Pre-Cana, and adult faith formation classes. Also available in Spanish.

Retail Price: $13.99

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