Marriage Preparation & Relationship Enrichment Workshops
At LSS of Minnesota, we believe in the power of strong, healthy relationships. As you prepare for marriage, we are here to help you and your partner learn the skills for a long, lasting life together.
Our marriage preparation workshop is designed for couples planning to be married within the next year and is facilitated by professional behavioral health staff. Throughout the day-long workshop, you will have the opportunity to gain deeper understanding and appreciation for your partner, hear the challenges and excitement that other couples are facing and explore the possibilities of your future together.
Your time preparing for and participating in the workshop will fulfill the 12 hours of premarital education required by the State of Minnesota for a reduction in your marriage license fee.
LGBTQ+ friendly. We affirm the right of same gender couples to marry. Marriage Preparation workshops are open to all people regardless of race, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age.
Our team is dedicated to helping you and your partner practice important skills needed for a strong, mutually-satisfying relationship. These skills will be practiced and explored through the following topics:
- Conflict Management
- Roles and Expectations of Marriage
- Sexuality and Intimacy
These topics will primarily be explored one-on-one with your partner. However, you will also have the opportunity to share your experiences with the group and hear from other couples.
Registration is available online, by phone or you can download a registration form and mail it to us. Please ensure you include legible and current email addresses for both individuals when you register.
Approximately two weeks prior to your workshop date, you and your partner will each receive an email from Prepare-Enrich to take an assessment. The email will contain customized login information and directions for completing the assessment. You will have the opportunity to review the results at the workshop with the facilitator.
The cost for the workshop is $165 + $35 for online assessments. This cost includes all materials, snack breaks and noon lunch.
Upcoming Marriage Preparation Workshops
To safeguard the health of our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have cancelled Marriage Preparation workshops for the remainder of the year. We look forward to being able to safely resume our marriage preparation workshops when we are able. The safety of our staff, partner churches and you are our first priority. We are truly sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.