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.
*This program does not offer overnight stays- you will come and go each day*
Due to the requirements for social distancing, we have decided we cannot hold the next Thrive! weekend in person on
July 10-12, 2020
We are offering an online version that will be available for up to eight weeks, beginning July 1. Please contact us with questions.
Curriculum: couples will learn about . . .
-scientifically proven, research-based relationship development
-cutting-edge brain science
-the theological vision of marriage
-insights from Theology of the Body
and practical guidance for...
-preparing to have a family
-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: $225 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, all meals on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.