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Love at first sight: From friendship and dating to relationship courses for couples

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When things got more serious, Susanna invited Alessandro to a series of Catholic courses. They're designed for couples who are dating and also for those who are getting ready for marriage.
Alessandro agreed even though he wasn't a practicing Catholic.

ALESSANDRO PONZONI
Love of the Family Movement, Participant

 "At first, I was surprised and my first question was why. She told me, 'Because it will help us.' I agreed, and I must say it has been an incredible experience.”

They say the courses are intense. In fact, after each one they needed a week to actually analyze exactly what had been taught. They've learned that true love is based on trust, honesty and communication.

ALESSANDRO PONZONI
Love of the Family Movement, Participant

"For example, there are some things you don't really talk about when you're in the car. In the car, we talk, but we don't speak to each other. There's a difference. It's the same thing when we're having dinner. Truly communicating is something for both of us. It's offering yourself to one another. It's listening.”


SUSANNA CIRIELLO

Love of the Family Movement, Participant
"We found that sexuality is really about giving your life to someone. That's why we've decided to wait until we're married. At that point we will have agreed to truly give our life to one another. So in this sense, not waiting would be a lie.”

In a total of seven sessions, Susanna and Alessandro say their relationship has gotten stronger. Even though they're still dating, they are hoping to get married one day. They say they are a clear example of why these courses are a good idea.

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