This ministry involves trained married couples who sponsor engaged couples preparing for Christian Marriage. Each trained Sponsor Couple hosts, in their own homes, a series of 4 or 5 meetings with an engaged couple. The couples use the FOCCUS Instrument (Focus on Open Couple Communication Understanding and Study) which is an assessment tool taken by both partners. Its primary purpose is to allow the engaged couple to discern and discuss their mutual beliefs, views, hopes and dreams about their future. The couples discuss many topics including communication, intimacy, children, extended family relationships, finances, and spirituality. The conversations with the engaged couple are kept private. If you are a Catholic married couple who would like to share your experience with couples preparing for marriage, please call for additional information.