As a lay member of the church, I, too, have the privilege of assisting with marriage preparation, and would like to suggest to Mr Gough that it has much more to do with teaching good communication skills between couples. During a series of five evenings, we cover various topics such as expectations, fears and anxieties, conflict and money.
However, whatever the subject, the underlying lesson is teaching engaged couples to be open, tolerant and forgiving - lessons that would help all of us to live more harmoniously, not just within marriage.
MARGARET WOODING JONES
24 DecemberReuse content