“A friend told me she and her fiancée had to take something called a FOCCUS Inventory as they prepared for marriage. What is this and what is. FOCCUS is an assessment tool for couples who wish to be married. FOCCUS stands for Facilitating, Open, Couple, Communication, Understanding, and Study . FOCCUS is a survey designed to help couples learn more about their unique relationship. The FOCCUS Inventory should be taken online within two months of .

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FI took 35 inventroy or so. To Trust Again Inventory Remarriage We were the first couple from our church to do it that way.

We obviously aren’t intending to rush through it so that he can make the wake but he would like to be able to tell his friend today about what time he will be there, if possible. Recently engaged and looking to get married in the Catholic Church?

A D U 39 My future spouse and I are open to having children. Foccuss and whichever gut answer you have is the one you go with.

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Maybe you can ask if it can be done that way for you? Don’t worry about whether or not all of your answers match. I sometimes feel that this may not be the right person for me to marry. We want you to have a healthy, happy and permanent relationship. When we reviewed the test, it took 3 sessions of an hour and a inventoy to two hours, but we had to discuss everything that we didn’t agree on, agreed but not the model answer, and the majority of the questions designated as important the ones with the star by it.


We disagree with each other over some teachings of the church. Catholic Weddings New Discussion. How to Pray With Your Spouse: Our priest also told us not to spend too much time on each answer. The Nuptial Blessing Words worth meditating on for all couples – not just the engaged. We’ve went over it the past two meetings and still have more to talk about! A Catholic marriage is more than a contract, it is a sacrament. So maybe we were a little speedy.

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During marriage preparation, the primary goal of facilitation is to help couples talk innventory and respectfully to each other about topics that are important to marital satisfaction, so they can apply what they learn toward enhancing their future relationship as a married couple.

I didn’t request it, it’s just a new thing they are doing.

Look for these signs. We did it during the last part of our first marriage prep class.

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You get a more honest answer that way, since we react first and think later. Catholic, interfaith, Spanish versions available. A D U 44 We have decided how we will share specific responsibilities in managing our finances. Encouragement and Enrichment Good marriages can always be made better! Invnetory didn’t meet for anything else. Four Simple Steps Want to grow spiritually with your spouse?

The Vocation of Marriage Marriage is a call to holiness. I think thirty minutes is cutting it awfully close It helps the couple find topics they have not discussed, and, with fodcus encouragement of a facilitator, it enables them to have positive, productive conversations.


Meaning and Purpose Marriage is free, total, faithful, and fruitful. Fkccus of a Successful Relationship Want a good relationship?

For more information callor e-mail: Go with what you know is the honest answer and leave foccjs at that. Going over it takes much longer. What gets in the way focucs thi We have discussed the expectations each of us has as to our role as husband and wife. Taking it took about 45 minutes for each of us to really thoroughly consider all the questions, and then after we had sealed up our responses, we actually went through each item and talked about what we picked.

It took me about 30 minutes, but the priest actually had us take ours home on the honor system to fill i out without consulting with each other. I’ve heard a half hour up to two hours. But I can’t imagine it taking more than an hour and a half, unless your priest has a bunch of other things planned for the meeting. It makes sense because when our priest got the answers and we had our FOCCUS follow up meeting with him, we had a lot of the same answers and he inventlry impressed.