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START YOUR MARRIAGE THE SMART WAY

Do you want the 5 year plan or the 50-year plan for your marriage? When it comes to your most valuable relationships, an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure.

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Do you want the 5 year or the 50 year plan?

START SMART IS A COMPREHENSIVE PREMARITAL EDUCATIONAL

PROGRAM WITH TWO OPTIONS TO GO THROUGH THE COURSE

HAPPILY EVER AFTER MENTORING

This option allows couples to go through an in-depth, premarital inventory driven by current research that provides a unique profile of a couple’s relationship, measuring their strengths and growth areas in 13 critical categories needed for a successful marriage.

 

The couple can use our list of trained coaches to identify a mentor couple to go through up to five mentoring sessions* to process Start Smart inventory answers and workbook exercises through targeted discussion. *Please note: Couples should select a mentor before taking the inventory. Live the Life does not assign mentors.

 

Through the mentoring, you will  be taught specific communication and conflict resolution skills crucial to a healthy marriage

 

You can choose to print off a workbook or have a professionally printed workbook shipped to you. The workbook is packed with innovative exercises and meaningful content regarding expectations, finances, personalities and perspectives, sexuality and intimacy, communication, and conflict resolution.

FIRST STEPS TO FOREVER CLASS

This 4-hour class includes:

  • A workbook

  • Two skills for communication and conflict resolution

  • A personality assessment to help you understand perspectives

  • A group environment for you to get to know other couples in your area

*Please check your region's website below for class availability

 

 

Both the Happily Ever After Mentoring and the First Steps to Forever classes of the Start Smart program allow the couple to be eligible for a discount on their marriage license in Florida. Please call your local County Clerk's office to see if your county accepts this discount.  

 

CLICK A CITY TO VIEW AVAILABLE CLASSES

Locations For Start Smart

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Central Florida

ORLANDO

CONTACT

Kristi Corley

Regional Director

321-696-3692

kristi@livethelife.org

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South Florida

FT.LAUDERDALE

CONTACT

Lisa May
Executive Director of South Florida


954-909-0360

lisamay@livethelife.org

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NORTHEAST FLORIDA OFFICE

JACKSONVILLE

CONTACT​

Salimah Kemp

Marriage and Family Program Manager


727-967-4120

salimah@livethelife.org

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ORLANDO
JACKSONVILLE
FT. LAUDERDALE
TALLAHASSEE
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NORTH FLORIDA OFFICE

TALLAHASSEE

CONTACT​

Doug Stephens
Relationship Education Director

850-668-3700
doug@livethelife.org

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START SMART: MARK AND MISTY

Jessica

"I cannot express to you how much our Start Smart premarital counseling with you and your precious wife have helped us not merely survive these past 6 years but have enjoyed the past 6 years. We were so blessed to have started our marriage with the wisdom and tools you taught us."

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

WANT TO BE A MENTOR?

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