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About Cinta Abadi Marriage Preparation Programme

About Cinta Abadi Marriage Preparation Programme


While it may not be possible to be in the euphoria of being in love forever, it is certainly possible to stay married forever.


It is normal for a couple to have conflicts and clashes of interests. It happens even among the most understanding and loving couples. What really matters is to resolve the conflicts in the spirit of mutual respect.


Cinta Abadi… Marriage of a Lifetime marriage preparation programme sets the stage for soon-to-wed couples to learn and discover more about themselves and their partners. Through a variety of interactive activities, you will think through issues in a marriage and learn about effective communication and managing expectations and challenges in marriage.


As your journey in life gathers strength, you’ll discover that no one can guarantee happiness. But with sustained commitment and effort, endurance and understanding, one can definitely achieve it.



Chapter 1: Aspire for a Marriage that Lasts

In this chapter, you will: 

  • Understand and acknowledge the changes and adjustments needed, in values, knowledge, and behaviour
  • Understand that a good marriage is a wonderful experience, a bliss built on the pillars of love and blessings via S.M.A.RT Principle 
  • Identify your own Values and Vision for the marriage


Chapter 2: Build a Collaborative Marriage

In this chapter, you will: 

  • Be more aware of the varied roles and responsibilities that each and both couples will be playing, executing and managing in the marriage
  • Better understand and appreciate each other’s roles in marriage
  • Learn skills needed to face these challenges
    • Managing Communication
    • Resolving Conflict
  • Discuss the values of "Rahmah", "Ihsan", and "Redha" that are essential in building a collaborative marriage


Chapter 3: Accept and Fulfil Marital Responsibilities

In this chapter, you will: 

  • Understand Nafkah (Nafaqah- maintenance) in Islam and Muslim marriage
  • Acquire knowledge of how to manage finances together as a couple


Chapter 4: Demonstrate Love, Passion & Intimacy

In this chapter, you will: 

  • Understand the exclusivity and mutuality of sex and intimacy, given the guidelines that Islam provides
  • Discuss important factors to consider in starting a family
  • Discuss ways in strengthening emotional bond with partner
  • Understand the role of sex and intimacy in the context of family life, across the different phases of marriage


Chapter 5: Invest in Building Supportive Relationships

In this chapter, you will get to discover the following: 

  • Fitting your in-laws in your marriage
  • Ways to save your marriage if things get too hot to handle
  • Tips on sustaining your marriage







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