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Group Wants Mandatory Pre-Marriage Classes

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DENVER — A group wants to make pre-marriage classes mandatory for every couple planning to wed in Colorado.

According to KDVR, 10 hours would be required for first marriages, 20 hours for second marriages and 30 hours for third marriages.

The classes would educate couples on topics such as money, sex and children.

A total of 86,000 signatures are needed to get the measure on the ballot.

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13 comments

  • joni

    People need classes for parenting to have kids, not for getting married! What is wrong with people anymore?! Let Americans be this is supposed to be a free country!

  • Stephanie

    sure, not a bad idea. So many people get married for the wrong reasons. Should have to go to classes for marriage and having kids. Parenting classes should be made mandatory when getting pregnant.

  • cathi

    A “group”?! A group of what!? Nosey busy bodies that have nothing better to do than impose their will on others!? Get the heck out of here! Find something worthy!!

  • Judy

    We were married in a catholic church in 1982 and had to attend an engaged encounter weekend in order to do so, and by the end of that weekend so many couples dropped out after a lot of arguments and insults which was really sad, yet at the same time it was just as well.!

  • Beka S

    Ten hours? What’s the big deal? People spend 9, 12, sometimes 18 MONTHS planning the WEDDING… they can’t devote ten hours to talking about any potential issues and what they want from the marriage?

  • Andy M

    It shouldn’t be made a law but it should be more readily available. Some couples out there do need it, but not worth making it law.

  • lindz

    i had to attended one of these classes before a catholic church would marry me and my husband. We had to pay $100 and wasted a saturday. Those classes are a joke, they honestly dont tell people anything that they dont already know, or that they cant get from amarried family member or friend,

    • pchak

      You hit the nail on the head. It’s just one more boondoggle for someone to make a buck, whether it’s the church or some busybodies.

  • Richard Lembke

    People need to mind their own business. Let the churches handle premarital counseling issues. Most churches require premarital counseling already for free and different support groups to help in the process. This is something the government really needs to stay out of.

  • Jessi

    I don’t know how I feel, I think this would just deter people from getting married. But, on the flip side, I do think it would help out in the end. So many people get married for the wrong reasons or rush in to way too quick. Marriage now-a-days is so disposable to many people. Instead of working their problems out, they just get a divorce.

  • Jessi

    I don’t know how I feel about this… I think this would just deter people from getting married. But, on the flip side, I do think it would help out in the end. So many people get married for the wrong reasons or rush in to way too quick. Marriage now-a-days is so disposable to many people. Instead of working their problems out, they just get a divorce.

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