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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."
"If my fiancé and I had learned these teachings of the Church on sexuality sooner, we would never have become sexually active."
"This was the best presentation of Catholic teaching I have ever heard."
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.
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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