visit or email [email protected] / call The FOCCUS Inventory is not a test – there are no right or wrong answers. It is a . Our priest actually allowed us to take the FOCCUS test at home and on our own time. Then we brought them back, he scored them and we discussed some of. Our first step in preparing for a Catholic wedding was to take something called the FOCCUS (Facilitating Open Couple Communication.

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Ours was a scantron-style answer sheet, so they just feed it into the machine. We have discussed the expectations each of us has as to our role as husband and wife. It should really not be called a “Test” because you cannot really fail it.

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This includes attitudes and expectations about money, sex, communication, household roles, etc. Some we just read foccjs question wrong.

Be prepared to read carefully! Additinal counseling by a trained counselor might be a good extra measure as I think we need to learn to communicate better, ie. Take what you can from it, but at the end of the day what matters is your relationship, not some numbers on a piece of paper. As a counselor trained in psychological test administration, I was focxus displeased with the way that the results process was handled for us and it looks like you all are having some of the same problems.

Afterward your priest or a counselor will discuss how much in sync you were in various areas. FOCCUS Facilitators are trained to encourage each partner’s private reflection, as well as the couple’s shared discussion regarding the items and topics on the inventory.


We did the Focus test in a group setting. We had a great time with them and they gave us lots of good pointers and tips they were in their 60s and had been married for many many years.

Report 0 Reply to Post. Questions about are you on the same page about kids, arguements, etc. We get our resuts tonight.

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You can’t really fail it so even if you have areas that are a flag for concern this means that these are areas you need to working on together as a couple. Is this a real thing? You are commenting using your Facebook account. Did you notice when you were taking the test that you and your fiance had already worked through the questions in the years you have been together?

Find support, ask questions, swap stories, and follow brides planning real weddings here on Weddingbee. Groomy and I already tets that about each other because we have lived together for so long.

So, with a Catholic mass comes Catholic Wedding Prep! Have you had the tough conversations? I just wish we were geting more actual counseling from the priest. I agree to receive emails from the site. He gave us some feedback and guidance, but mostly just wanted us to communicate with one another about the areas that we answered differently on. You are commenting using your Twitter account. October 22, at I would be surprised if all or whatever questions of you and FI’s matched up, but the next steps are you sit down with our priest in our case, I dunno if that’s everywhere but you discuss the questions.

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November No, do NOT be nervous! It is an assessment to see where you yest in terms of preparedness for marriage.

No, do NOT be nervous! Email required Address never made public. What did you learn focvus your marriage prep? So, after you take the test, our church has you meet with an older married couple to go over some of the things that might need to be discussed between you and your partner.


I’d like to receive news and offers via e-mail. We are active members in our church and it was really important to focdus to our families—that our faith was a part of our wedding ceremony. They were sections on interfaith marriage, second marriage then cohabiting couples. Also, I would seek the services of an actual professional counselor to do some premarital work.

A D U 44 We have decided how we will share specific responsibilities in managing our finances. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here We get our resuts tonight. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing. fodcus

August 23, at 4: The questions are soooooo ambigious and badly worded, and every single question you wrote “uncertain” on was probably flagged as unmatching. We disagree with each other over some teachings of the church. Michigan game going on during our ceremony….