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About the Church Program

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Experience the 7 steps to a superabundant marriage. 9 video sessions followed by small group discussions.
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Free to Parishes
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Flexible Scheduling
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THE  CHURCH PROGRAM DETAILS

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A QUICK GLANCE

The Choice Wine: 7 Steps to a Superabundant Marriage is a pathway to authentic marital happiness.  Couples will learn how to virtually divorce-proof their marriages, experience the superabundant love and mercy of God and realize a foretaste of Paradise in their marriages and families.

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9 Weeks to a Lifetime of Superabundance

The Choice Wine: 7 Steps to a Superabundant Marriage is a nine week, interactive, multi-media program specifically designed for couples. The timing can be flexible, though it is ideally suited to be offered during the Fall in the nine weeks preceding Thanksgiving and again during the Spring, coinciding with Lent.  Click here to see recommended implementation schedules for the program year 2015/2016.

 

The couples meet once per week for approximately 1.5 to 2 hours and follow a schedule similar to the following:

 

  • 6:30pm – Doors open for refreshments
  • 6:50pm – Welcome and opening prayer by facilitator
  • 6:55pm – DVD presentation
  • 7:55pm – Small group discussion
  • 8:15pm – Closing prayer and dismissal by facilitator

 

Concluding the series with a ceremony for couples to renew their wedding vows followed up with special meal or banquet is recommended.

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THE PATHWAY TO SUPERABUNDANCE

Independent research indicates that the 7 Steps to a Superabundant Marriage have the potential to not only “divorce proof” marriages, but also set them on the pathway to true superabundance. The 7 Steps help couples avoid the major issues leading down the pathway to divorce, and research indicates that living these 7 Steps reduces the probability of divorce to essentially zero.

 

The 7 Steps to a Superabundant Marriage also opens a vision to the couple that stretches from this world to the next.  God is profoundly present in marriage and family life.  An encounter with him leads to a life of true superabundance.   Of couples living the 7 Steps, 78% are very happily married, 22% are happily married and 0% are unhappily married.

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AN ENGAGING EXPERIENCE

The seven steps help couples reduce their probability of divorce from 28.5% to essentially zero.

ENGAGING FOR TODAY’S VIEWERS

The Choice Wine: 7 Steps to a Superabundant Marriage engages the modern audience through unsurpassed content and production quality.

 

  • Interviews and stories ranging from a man who spent “90 Minutes in Heaven” to an ex-Mafia enforcer move the heart and help transform lives
  • Miracles of Faith, from a 900 year-old Eucharistic miracle to a Nobel Laureate who witnessed two instantaneous miracles, challenge our faith
  • Network caliber animations and professionally produced Infographics make the findings of modern science assessable to popular audiences

 

By experiencing The Choice Wine: 7 Steps to a Superabundant Marriage, couples are moved to implement the 7 Steps in their own marriage and bring it to other couples, especially newlywed and engaged couples.

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SURVEY OF THE CHOICE WINE PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS.

Most couples find The Choice Wine relevant to their own marriage. The majority will recommend the Seven Steps and recommend the program to others.

MEETING YOU WHERE YOU ARE

Paradisus Dei programming meets people where they are, and journeys with them from that point forward.  The Choice Wine was designed to help the parish meet couples where they are in terms of their available time, comfort-level, and commitments to existing parish programming.  This is done through a variety of parish-coordinated implementation options, including:

 

  • Gathered-community weekly sessions
  • Small groups in the home setting
  • Weekend retreat model
  • Individual couples experiencing the program at home

 

The Choice Wine may also serve as the content portion within existing parish ministries, such as:

 

  • Marriage preparation
  • Marriage enrichment
  • Small Christian Communities
  • Retreat ministry
  • Adult Faith Formation

 

As an element of the New Evangelization, The Choice Wine gives parishes a powerful means to invite and welcome any engaged or married couple within the parish’s geographic boundaries into transformational formation within, by and through their marriage!

 

Each parish is unique.  Paradisus Dei program coordinators are available to help determine the best fit for each parish’s unique needs.

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GETTING WHAT YOU NEED TO LEARN

Paradisus Dei is committed to the transformation of couples and families by helping them experience the superabundance of God.  This commitment is fulfilled through the outstanding content and production quality of our materials, as well as:

 

  • Professional program coordinators – partnering with parishes to ensure the success of every program.
  • Parish Implementation Kit – includes Core Team Role Descriptions, the Core Team Manual, Training DVD, The Choice Wine session DVDs, Small Group Facilitator Guides for each session, and Master of Ceremony Guides for each session
  • Comprehensive Training
  • Promotional Materials
  • Individual Materials

 

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FREE OF CHARGE

Paradisus Dei, a lay ministry in the Catholic Church and an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, offers program materials for The Choice Wine: 7 Steps to a Superabundant Marriage are offered to parishes free of charge.  Parishes are responsible for the promotional costs of the program, meeting space and ensuring that adequate A/V equipment is available.

 

Participating couples attend the program free of charge and may access materials via the The Choice Wine website.  An accompanying book is available for parishes to purchase in bulk at substantial discounts.  Parishes offset or cover the cost of meals or refreshments by seeking suggested donations from participating couples.

 

Paradisus Dei receives the funding for The Choice Wine through donations offered by couples participating in the program and individuals dedicated to strengthening marriage and family life.

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The 7 Steps to a Superabundant Marriage are:

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