FOCCUS (Facilitating Open Couple Communication and Study) is an internationally used inventory designed to provide engaged couples and those working with them a personalized profile of what is needed in their marriage preparation process. It is both a starting place for couple discussion and a map of what issues need time and attention, affirmation or problem solving.
Designed to help couples learn more about themselves and their unique relationship, FOCCUS is not a test, nor is it meant to be a predictor of marital success or failure. It is a tool to help couples identify and work through issues before marriage.
The Diocese of Manchester offers FOCCUS training for clergy, pastoral associates, and couples invited by their pastor. Deacon Mark Hobson, a certified trainer of FOCCUS facilitators, will present the sessions. Those trained are then able to assist in administering the FOCCUS inventory. For more information, contact Pat Gabree at the Office of Marriage Ministry at (603) 669-3100, Ext. 172.
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The Catholic Church in New Hampshire
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Manchester, NH 03105-0310
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