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About

Suhbah MARRIAGE PREP – STRONG COUPLES is an online and onsite certified Islamic Pre-Marital Training curriculum that brings together the best of two of the top premarital education curricula (Prepare/Enrich & SYMBIS) and is infused with Islamic principles and Fiqh of Marriage to prepare couples with skills and education to create sustainable, healthy, strong marriages.

The sessions utilize fun and engaging activities where couples not only learn tips from the leading marriage researchers and sunan of Rasulullah (S), but they also actively solve real conflicts with their partners, in class, in real time, during the break out sessions.

Certification

The SUHBAH pre-marital curriculum has been certified and verified by the state of Texas’s Healthy Marriage program, which means that anyone in Texas who takes the SUHBAH course can request an official Pre Marital Training certificate which waives $60 off their marriage license and no 72-hour waiting period as long as they complete the full course. Residents outside Texas are also welcome to take the course. 

The Need

The divorce statistics in the the Muslim community are at over 33% and even though Allah tells us in the Quran to seek help from mediators when the husband and wife are facing trouble (Surah Nisa, ayah 35) we STILL don’t seek help. We have to fight the stigma in our community before the statistic rises and More families are torn apart!

Instead of allowing couples to dive into the deep end hoping they don’t drown – in regards to something that Rasulullah (S) called “half our faith”, we should proactively educate and train couples so they are empowered and equipped with the skills to make good decisions in this beautiful – yet difficult – union of marriage.

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ONLINE COURSE 

The Strong Couples Online Course is a pre-recorded, self-paced course that consists of over 6 hours of content taught by Imam Mahad and Ustadha Safiya with 1-2 hours of couples’ discussion activities that prompt the couple to “Pause and Discuss” the activity on screen. 

We encourage couples to watch the videos together or plan to watch them at the same time so that they can effectively complete the activities with one another. 

LIVE COUPLES COUNSELING SESSIONS

When registering for the course, couples can opt for a 50-minute private couples counseling session online – at a reduced rate – with one of our Suhbah Ihsaan Counselors – to be completed after the course. Couples who require more than one session can avail our 4 counseling session bundles. Fees at the bottom of the page.

COURSE EXPIRATION

The course videos are available to be viewed within 3 months of enrolling. After 3 months, video access will expire. If you need an extension, let us know at info@suhbah.com!

CERTIFICATION

As a registered and officially verified curriculum with the Texas county clerk pre-marriage department (Texas Twogether), couples who complete SUHBAH pre-marital training can request an official state of Texas Pre Marital Training certificate, which waives $60 off their Texas marriage license fees, and the 72-hour waiting period for the marriage license will be waived.

Breakdown of the Seminar

STRONG COUPLES: Suhbah Marriage Prep seminar will include:

  • 8 hour curriculum (6 hours of content, 1-2 hours of couples discussion) 
  • Integrates two certified pre-marital curricula (PREPARE/ENRICH and SYMBIS) as well as Islamic principles and marriage fiqh
  • Interactive activities and skill-building discussions that help foster communication and conflict resolution skills for couples
  • Main topics covered:
    • Islamic Rights And Responsibilities In Marriage
    • Breaking Down Marriage Myths
    • Communication Skills
    • Conflict Resolution Skills
    • Marital Intimacy
    • Family History Influences
    • Relationship Roles And Responsibilities
    • Personality Types and Differences
    • Languages of Love & Distress

Fees

  • OPTION 1: $200 – Strong Couples (Course Only)
  • OPTION 2: $275 – Strong Couples Course + 1 Couples Counseling Session
  • OPTION 3: $550 – Strong Couples Course + 4 Couples Counseling Sessions

Fee is per couple, not per individual.
Financial aid available – email info@suhbah.com before registering to avail financial aid.