Thrive! Marriage Preparation

This is a new option for engaged couples to prepare for marriage in the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph.  The dual focus on human and spiritual development makes this program different from others now available.

The next available Thrive! weekend will be held:

March 24-26, 2017: 
The Catholic Center

20 W. 9th Street, Kansas City, MO
(parking garage available)


Curriculum: couples will learn about . . .

-scientifically proven, research-based relationship development

-cutting-edge brain science

-positive psychology

-women’s health

-the theological vision of marriage

-insights from Theology of the Body

and practical guidance for...

-managing finances

-developing a life of prayer and virtue

-making intentional decisions about how they can form their new home as a domestic church in which everyone THRIVES!

Cost: $200 per couple.  
This program includes the content from steps 3-5 of the marriage preparation process so couples completing this weekend will not need to attend the God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage program and they will be able to attend an introduction to NFP (Creighton Model) during the weekend included in the cost of THRIVE!  The weekend is held at various parish locations; there will be no overnight stays. Registration includes hors d'oeuvres on Friday, meals on Saturday and Sunday.


Friday        6:30PM-8:30PM

Saturday    9:00AM-9:00PM

Sunday      8:30AM-6:00PM