Welcome to Marriage Enrichment 

The Marriage Course is a series of seven sessions, designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage.

Held in the Canopy Room of the Sheaf Hotel in Double Bay, the course is designed as a date night for each couple. There are no group discussions and conversations are kept private. 

Quick overview

  • Held on a Tuesday night each session begins at 6.30pm and finishes at 9.30pm for seven weeks. 
  • The session starts by couples ordering dinner by 6.30pm and spending quality time enjoying their meal. The course content begins at 7pm. This includes excellent teaching material, conversation points, and time for private discussion between you and your partner.
  • Booklets with conversation topics and helpful worksheets are provided.

Topics covered

  • Building strong foundations
  • The art of communication
  • Resolving conflict
  • The power of forgiveness
  • The impact of family – past and present
  • Good sex
  • Love in action

Course dates and booking details


Standard rate:  $75 per couple (for booklets). 

You can register here. 

For questions about the course content please contact the Course Facilitator, Trish Howes, at marriagecourse@stmarksdp.org

For questions about registrations please contact  office@stmarksdp.org

We value family relationships at St Mark’s

St Mark’s is known for being a place for weddings. We’ve always been clear that our priority is promoting healthy relationships and preparing couples for marriage, rather than just their wedding day. Reflecting this commitment, we also offer Marriage Enrichment courses, because we know that good marriages take work and good communication.

If you are married, or in a committed partnership, we recommend you attend the Marriage Course. Think of the course as a date night opportunity where you can learn practical tools, ideas, and conversation frameworks that will help you to enhance your relationship connection.

This respected course was developed by Nicky and Sila Lee who are co-authors of The Marriage Book and have been married for over 40 years. With a new video series released in 2020, this course will be relevant both for first timers and returning participants. The course is designed to help couples build strong foundations, learn to communicate more effectively and resolve differences well. While based on Christian principles, the course is helpful for any couple with or without a Christian faith or church background.