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Engaging in Parental Consent for Marriage 365

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Relationships, Marriage & Family
258 weeks
Weekly Study
Nov 30-Nov 9
Register By
December 5, 2017
Fee: $50 (Individual) $30 each (Group)

Engaging in Parental Consent for Marriage is a four-unit course centered on the Baha’i belief that marriage is intended to be a unifying experience for a family. It explores the knowledge and skills needed during courtship as well as those that help build family unity throughout the process leading up to a marriage. The course covers the purpose and process of parental consent, a requirement for Baha’i marriages; the couple's responsibilities during courtship and before asking parents for consent to marry; parental responsibilities during courtship, consent, and engagement; and building a united family.

Participants (individuals, couples, families, and community groups) can register and start this course at any time, 24/7/365. Study is self-guided, with faculty-mentors available for help as needed. The course includes links to additional materials on relationships and marriage. See also "Are We Ready for Marriage?"

Who is the course for?
Who is the course for?

This course assumes that a couple has already gone through courtship and such marriage preparation tasks as knowing each other's character, building a close friendship, and understanding each other's perspectives about vital topics such as gender equality and roles, having children, parenting styles, money management, sex, relationships with in-laws, and time and service choices. This course begins with preparing to approach parents about marrying. If you need more courtship and marriage preparation, please consider registering for our "Are We Ready for Marriage? 365" course.

What will you learn?
You will learn
To expand understanding of the Bahá’í teachings on marriage and on the benefits of the Bahá’í law of parental consent to marriage.
To expand understanding of how participation of the couple and parents in parental consent can contribute to a strong and unified marriage and a unified family.
To learn possible approaches to parental consent and the roles each person and entity can play in the quest to make good decisions and build unity.
To understand the contributions a unified marriage and family can make to the broader community and society.
Meet Your Faculty
Rezal Martínez-Gillies, MA, P-RDT
WI Faculty Coordinator; Bahá’í-inspired Therapist & Drama Therapist

I hold a masters in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Drama Therapy, as well as a bachelors in Theatre with a minor in Psychology. I have further training in the Expressive Arts, and SEL (Social Emotional Learning) Mindfulness. As a Drama Therapist I have had the opportunity to empower... See Faculty Bio

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