HHC Marriage Preparation Course

Calling all couples ready to take their relationship to the next level! 

Whether you are engaged, considering engagement, or moving in together, congratulations!

Our personalised course equips you with essential tools and knowledge for a happy, fulfilling partnership. Join us to build a strong foundation for a lifetime of love and joy. Discover more now!

You don’t want to be a divorce statistic.

In Australia, the divorce rate for first marriages is 30%, and for subsequent marriages, it’s 60%. Divorce isn’t just a statistic, it’s a painful and long-lasting experience that can affect your relationships. A successful relationship requires more than love; it requires skills and resources that aren’t commonly taught.

With our marriage preparation course, you can develop the tools and guidance to build a strong and healthy relationship that lasts a lifetime. Our course helps couples like you prepare for a successful marriage by providing you with the skills, resources, and knowledge you need to build a happy and lasting relationship. Don’t just be another statistic. Enrol in our course now and take the first step towards a strong and fulfilling marriage.


You don’t want to end up like roommates either.

As you embark on your journey of partnership, you undoubtedly have a vision of a lifelong partnership filled with love, happiness, and fulfillment. However, over time, many couples lose their spark and begin to feel more like roommates than soulmates.

We understand that this is not the future you desire for your relationship, and that’s why our course is tailored to equip you with the tools necessary to cultivate and maintain a deep and lasting connection with your partner. Don’t settle for a mediocre marriage – invest in your relationship today to create a future filled with joy and love.

Research shows that healthy relationships share several key characteristics, all of which can be developed and nurtured by willing partners.


The HHC Marriage Preparation Course will help you explore these characteristics and show you how to develop and nurture them.

The HHC Marriage Preparation Course offers three different packages to suit all couples’ time and financial situations.

You want to a strong, lasting relationship.

That’s why the HHC Marriage Preparation Course is designed to help you identify what’s already working well in your relationship and where you may need to focus your efforts. If you’re like most couples, there are areas that could benefit from some attention. That’s where our course comes in – we’ll introduce you to essential ideas, strategies, and tools that will help you build a stronger, more fulfilling relationship.

You want to keep the passion alive.

Our course is designed to help you keep the passion alive by addressing six critical dimensions of a successful relationship: connection, vision, compatibility, communication, sex and intimacy, and finances. Each module focuses on one of these key areas, providing you with teaching material, activities, workbooks, and thought-provoking questions to prompt reflection and discussion as a couple. By identifying and addressing these areas, you can deepen your bond, reignite your passion, and build a stronger, more fulfilling relationship that lasts a lifetime.

You want a Personalised Course.

If you’re looking for a way to give your relationship the best possible start, the HHC Marriage Preparation Course is the perfect solution. Unlike other one-size-fits-all courses, our program is completely personalized to meet the unique needs and goals of you and your partner.

No matter what your age, relationship stage, or marriage history, our course is designed to help you deepen your connection, enhance your communication, and plan for a happy future together. You’ll spend valuable time getting to know each other on a deeper level and developing the skills you need to create a fulfilling and long-lasting relationship.

Investing in your relationship is the best investment you can make!


WHAT you get…

Engaged couple doing online marriage course

The HHC Marriage Preparation Course consists of:

Online course with 6 modules

Plus bonus module for 2nd and 3rd Marriages.

Flexible, self-paced learning program

Teaching material for each topic

“How Healthy is Your relationship” Quiz.

Couple quizzes to discover your personality types and love languages.

Reflection questions for each module

Downloadable handbook - can be printed or completed digitally

Personalised couple coaching sessions

These are included with the Emerald and Diamond Packages, and can be added to the Amethyst Package at any time.

Choose the package that suits you

The Emerald Package

Introducing the Emerald Package – the perfect way to start your partnership on the right foot! Our package is designed to help you navigate the common challenges that newly married couples face. It includes a pre-marriage questionnaire for both partners, covering all the essential questions that you should ask each other before getting married. You will then attend a couple coaching session (in-person or online) to discuss your answers and receive guidance on how to work through any areas of concern.

But that’s not all! You will also get the opportunity to test your knowledge on common “relationship myths” and learn how to bust them. For instance, you’ll get to explore the role of childhood experiences in a marriage and whether sex is a significant factor in a healthy relationship.

With the Emerald Package, you can rest assured that you’ll be starting your marriage on a strong foundation. And, if you’re interested, you can upgrade to our Amethyst or Diamond Packages after completing this initial step. Don’t miss this chance to set yourselves up for a happy, fulfilling life together!

Emerald Package Inclusions:

  • HHC Marriage Preparation Questionnaire
  • 1 Coaching Session 
  • Option to upgrade to Amethyst or Diamond Packages


Marriage Preparation Questionnaire


1 Couple Coaching Session

The Amethyst Package

Introducing the Amethyst Package – the perfect choice for the couple who prefers a do-it-yourself approach to relationship preparation. This package includes the comprehensive HHC Marriage Preparation Course, which is available entirely online. With this package, you’ll have access to all of the materials, workbooks, reflection questions, and summaries for each of the six key areas of a successful marriage.

Please note that this package does not include coaching sessions, but don’t worry – you can still get personalised guidance from a Marriage Preparation Coach at any time. This means you have complete flexibility in scheduling the sessions to fit into your busy lifestyle.

During the coaching sessions, you can discuss any aspect of your relationship that you would like, making them entirely personalized to your needs as a couple. Plus, with the option to add coaching sessions whenever you need them, you can feel confident that you’re getting the support you need to prepare for marriage.

The Amethyst Package is a great choice for couples who want to take a proactive approach to their marriage preparation. With the comprehensive online course and the option to add personalised coaching, you’ll be well-equipped to navigate any challenges that may arise in your marriage. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to build a strong foundation for your future together!

Amethyst Package Inclusions:

  • Full Access to the HHC Marriage Preparation Course Online
  • Downloadable/Printable Marriage Preparation Course Handbook
  • Option to add personalized coaching sessions at any time.


    Full Online Course only

    The Diamond Package

    Introducing the Diamond Package – the ultimate choice for couples who want to give their relationship the best possible start. This package includes everything from the comprehensive online HHC Marriage Preparation Course, as well as six personalised coaching sessions with a Marriage Preparation Coach.

    The online course covers all six key areas of a successful relationship, with materials, workbooks, reflection questions, and summaries for each module. Plus, for those embarking on their 2nd or 3rd marriage, there’s a special bonus module included.

    But what really sets the Diamond Package apart is the six 1-hour coaching sessions with a Marriage Preparation Coach. These sessions are entirely personalised for you as a couple, and you can discuss any aspect of your relationship that you would like. And, with the option to schedule some of the sessions after the wedding, you can rest assured that you’ll have support and guidance as you navigate the early stages of your marriage.

    The Diamond Package is the Rolls Royce of marriage preparation courses, leaving no stone unturned to give your marriage or relationship the very best start. Don’t miss this opportunity to set yourselves up for a happy and fulfilling life together.

    Diamond Package Inclusions:

    • Full Access to the HHC Marriage Preparation Course Online
    • Downloadable/Printable Marriage Preparation Course Handbook
    • Six personalised coaching sessions with a Marriage Preparation Coach.


    Full Online Course


    6 Couple Coaching Sessions

    Read how other couples have benefitted from the HHC Marriage Preparation Course

    Honni’s Marriage Preparation Course helped us to strengthen the foundations of the relationship that we had built. It helped us to gain a deeper understanding of each other’s needs and equipped us to accommodate these needs.

    It was comforting to have an impartial third party to assist us with confronting our differences, enhancing our relationship’s strengths, and preparing us for both the challenges and rewards of married life.

    From our experience, we believe that  a marriage preparation course is essential for any couple considering taking that next step.

    We continue to use the skills we developed in sessions each and every day!

    ♥ Lisa (20) and Dale (20)

    My Fiancee, Ken and I were really struggling with the ‘blended families’ situation, especially around my two stepsons aged 11 and 14 and we needed some guidance around parenting, as we were on different pages when it came to this particular issue.

    We realised we needed some extra help, so we went to see Honni, and she assisted us with strategies and tools to work together so we achieved good outcomes. From time to time we often reflect on them so that we stay focused in dealing with the day to day challenges.

    Thank you Honni your experience and knowledge help to guide us in a time where we needed professional assistance in dealing with our somewhat unique situation. We are forever grateful.

    ♥ Ken (53) and Karen (51)

    Meet Honni & Tony Hayton

    Meet Honni and Tony Hayton, the expert duo behind the HHC Marriage Preparation Course. Honni is a highly skilled registered counselor with extensive experience in helping couples across Australia improve their relationships and find happiness together. She has a unique approach that involves helping couples discuss and work through common relationship issues such as finances, parenting, sex, and communication.

    Honni is passionate about helping couples prepare for marriage, which is why she developed the HHC Marriage Preparation Course. This fun and engaging course will equip you and your partner with the tools you need to start married life on the right foot and achieve longevity in your relationship.

    When you enrol in the HHC Marriage Preparation Course, you’ll also have the support of Coach Tony Hayton, a seasoned expert with over 20 years of experience working with people in all stages of life. Tony is especially skilled in facilitating discussions and conversations, providing emotional support, and being a trustworthy confidant. He is excited to join the HHC Marriage Preparation Course and help new couples prepare for their marriage.

    As a happily married couple for 29 years, Honni and Tony understand the challenges and rewards of a successful marriage. Through the HHC Preparation Course and Couple Coaching Sessions, they are committed to helping you and your partner navigate the journey to a long and happy marriage.

    If you have any questions about which Marriage Preparation Course is right for you, don’t hesitate to contact Tony directly at tony@honnihaytoncounselling.com.au. Sign up for the HHC Marriage Preparation Course today and take the first step towards a lifetime of love and happiness.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does completing a Marriage Preparation course really strengthen a marriage?

    Studies reveal that premarital counselling is an effective tool to use as you begin your married life. Researchers have discovered that it is a helpful way to improve your communication and conflict management skills while increasing your overall relationship quality and satisfaction.

    Couples who engage in premarital counselling have a more realistic view of marriage and a deeper level of commitment to each other. These couples reported having an easier adjustment to married life than those who didn’t participate in premarital counselling.

    (Ref: psychologytoday.com)

    What information is covered in the HHC Marriage Preparation Course?

    The course covers 6 important aspects of a healthy relationship.

    Connection – this module looks at what is a healthy relationship, and in particular how healthy your relationship is. It has a Relationship health Quiz that helps couple identify the areas of the relationship they are doing well in, and those that might need a little work.

    Vision – this module is about getting the couple “on the same page” about different aspects of marriage. It’s an opportunity to discuss the expectations each person has of the marriage. There is also a quiz to see how many relationship Myths you can bust!

    Compatibility – This module looks at the differences between the couple, and how to make the most of them. There are quizzes about determining your personality type and even your unique love language.

    Communication – In this module you will determine if you and your fiancé are good listeners! You will also learn how to fight fair and how learning to communicate assertively is an important key to marriage longevity.

    Sex and intimacy – In this module you’ll explore the difference between sex and intimacy and why that matters. You will also learn tips on how to improve your sex life and keep the passion alive for many years to come!

    Finances – This module has a quiz which helps you and your fiancé discover your attitude to money, which may not sound very exciting but is very important in a ling term relationship. It also looks at how to set and achieve financial goals as a couple.

    There is also a Bonus module for where specific, additional topics  are explored for couples embarking on Second & Third Marriages.

    My partner and I love each other very much, isn’t that enough for a successful marriage?

    Love is certainly an important ingredient for a long and happy marriage, but it just isn’t enough! Being in a long-term relationship takes commitment, vision, communication and other resources. Completing a Marriage Preparation Course is one of the best ways to help your marriage get the best start. It’s an investment in your future.

    Is the HHC Marriage Preparation Course for younger or older couples

    BOTH!  No matter how old you are, this course will help you prepare for your marriage. Couples young and old have gained new insights about themselves, their fiancé and their relationship with this course. And no matter how old you are…there is always something extra to learn.

    How long is the HHC Marriage Preparation Course?

    Life can get very busy, especially when you are planning a wedding, so the HHC Marriage Preparation Course is designed to be flexible and fit in with your lifestyle. The course consists of 6 modules, and the time the couple takes to complete the course is up to them. As a guide though, it is recommended a couple spend between a week and a fortnight on each module.  The couple coaching sessions help you stay focused and supported the whole time.

    What makes the HHC Marriage Preparation Course different to all the others?

    Traditionally, premarital counselling was predominately completed by couples when it was mandated for those marrying in the Catholic Church and were often short and uninteresting. The HHC Marriage Preparation Course is different. It has been developed for the modern couple and addresses the issues that modern day life presents to couples. It is also very comprehensive, covering the 6 main aspects of a healthy relationship.

    The HHC Marriage Preparation Course is also unique because different options are offered to cater for different couples’ time and financial contraints:

    Emerald – Envisioning Marriage Questionnaire and One couple coaching session (plus bonus quiz “Busting Relationship Myths”)

    Amethyst -DIY Online Course (with the option of adding couple coaching sessions at any time)

    Diamond –  Full online course PLUS 6 couple coaching sessions.

    Regardless of which package you and your fiancé choose, rest assured, you will come away with a deeper understanding of yourself, your partner and equipped with the tools to prepare you for a long and happy relationship.

    How do we know what Package to choose?

    aThe HHC Marriage Preparation Course comes in three different packages to offer couples flexibility and options. Detailed descriptions of the packages are on this page. If, after reading them,  you are still unsure which package you would like to enrol in, please contact Honni or Tony.

    Do you offer a payment plan?

    If you pay for the Course with PayPal you can choose to pay with four interest free payments. 

    Can I give the HHC Marriage Preparation Course to a Couple as a gift?

    What a wonderful idea, and yes you can! The most flexible option would be to buy a gift voucher to the amount you would like to gift the happy couple and then they can choose the package that suits them. Extra couple coaching sessions can always be purchased as desired. Please contact Honni for more information about gift vouchers.

    Is the HHC Marriage Preparation Course for couples getting married for 2nd or 3rd time?

    YES, it sure is! As well as the standard 6 modules, there is a bonus module just for those who are embarking on their 2nd or 3rd marriage! Getting remarried brings extra issues and the course outlines the important questions to ask and things to consider!

    What happens in the Couples Coaching Sessions?

     In the Couple Coaching Sessions, you will meet with our Marriage Prep Coach Tony Hayton. The  Sessions are personalised for you as a couple, so you can discuss the Modules you have completed in the course and anything else you want to discuss. The sessions are fun, engaging and designed to help you as a couple get to know each other better and equip you with the tools for a long lasting marriage. 



    Marriage Preparation Questionnaire


    1 Couple Coaching Session



    Full Online Course only


    Counselling Sessions Available



    Full Online Course


    6 Couple Coaching Sessions