It was a strong desire of mine to take some sort of counseling or marriage class during our engagement as my fiance and I come from very different backgrounds. We currently attend Park Community Church, which offers a Marriage Prep Class.
We are currently in session and half way through the class. It has been SO beneficial and allowed us to have discussions that may have never happened if the class didn't spark the conversation for us.
The topics of each week are below:
1. Biblical basis to Marriage
3. Conflict Resolution
5. Roles and Responsibilities
6. Family of Origin and Parenting
8. Building Each other Up
I realize that our class is religious based and that is not for everyone, but I would still highly recommend taking some sort of class or counseling. It has opened the door for conversation I never realized was needed before marriage.
Also, I look at it as another unique opportunity to experience during engagement! :)