In our experience, less than10% of couples on The Marriage Course will require additional help. Usually, a couple of sessions talking to a support couple (a mature married couple who have done The Marriage Course) alongside the course itself will often provide sufficient support to enable the guest couple to resolve the issue.
Sometimes a couple will require additional help. We suggest that you make contact, before you start running the course, with one or more local counsellors in your area that you can refer couples to. (The organisations listed below should have accredited counsellors on their books that you can get in touch with.) Do meet up with the counsellor(s) to make sure they hold similar views and values to you regarding marriage before referring any couples, and let them know that you are starting to run the course - they may also refer couples to you.
- Your local Anglicare - check in your local telephone directory
- Your local Centacare - check in your local telephone directory
- Christian Counsellor Association of Australia
There are occassions when "financial stress" has effect on relationships, "Christians Against Poverty" (CAP) are an organisation that teaches people financial stewardship principles. See their website for a local CAP Centre near you - http://www.capaust.org