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“[Couples] should be strongly encouraged to discuss what each expects from marriage, what they understand by love and commitment, what each wants from the other and what kind of life they would like to build together.” – Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia (2016), no. 209.
Regardless of how long you have been together as a couple, a relationship inventorying tool may be extremely beneficial for you.
FOCCUS helps couples to think constructively about their relationship. From a couples’ inventory, a report is generated which details areas of strength and/or concern and gives an inventory leader excellent tools for helping the couple move forward with their relationship.
Generally, couples will complete the FOCCUS inventory with their pastor or marriage prep coordinator. If you would like to get a sense of what FOCCUS is like, check out this do-it-yourself version from Dynamic Catholic.