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Why Connect2?

Laying the foundations of a lifelong marriage goes beyond just preparing for a dream wedding. Knowing what to expect after you say, "I do" and learning how to handle 'for better or for worse' can lead to a lifetime of love and romance. Connect2 is a marriage preparation program that aims to help couples address issues that all newlyweds face, strengthen their marriage in the early years and learn how to really love each other - for life!

Who is Connect2 for?

Connect2 is a marriage preparation program designed specifically for couples preparing for marriage or who are in their first year of marriage.


For couples with one or both parties below 21 years of age, please click here for special information.

What is Connect2 about?


Format
2 five-hour sessions conducted by a trained husband-wife facilitator couple.
Each session consists of valuable information, group discussions, and activities for individual couples.

Group size:
Minimum 6 couples – Maximum 10 couples.

Brief Outline
Topic 1: Love for a Lifetime - Love, marriage & vows
Topic 2: Communication & Differences - Love languages & family of origin
Topic 3: Resolving Conflict - Fighting fair & finances
Topic 4: Great Expectations - Children, in-laws & work-life
Topic 5: Intimacy, Romance and Sex - Sexual intimacy & family planning

Fee
$300 per couple
*Revised participant fee (as of March, 2013)

Inclusive of:
  • $70 rebate* upon completion of the workshop
  • Marriage resources worth $50
  • Participant's Workbook per person
  • Couple CheckupTM - An online relationship assessment (find out more)
  • A licensed solemnizer (if required)
Click here to find out about upcoming Connect2 workshops

*Please note that the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) requires the following for the $70 fee rebate:
  1. Full attendance at the workshop
  2. Couple must either be planning for marriage or have been married for less than 1 year
  3. One or both parties must be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
Marriage Preparation for Minors

From 1 September 2011, MSF requires couples to attend a marriage preparation program prior to the issuance of a marriage license if at least one partner is aged below 18 years, or both parties are aged between 18-21 years.

Focus on the Family Singapore adopts a holistic approach in giving couples who are minors adequate preparation for marriage. In addition to Connect2 workshop and the Couple CheckupTM online assessment, a 2-hour private session will be arranged with our professional counselor, to which the parents of the couple are encouraged to join.

Fee: S$370*

The couple will receive a $350 fee rebate from MSF if the following requirements are met:
  1. Full attendance at the workshop
  2. One party aged below 18 years, or both parties aged between 18-21
  3. One or both parties must be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident


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