Welcome To Marriage Prep 101

Marriage Prep 101 Workshops for Engaged, Newlywed and Seriously Dating Couples

Are you interested in:

  • Learning effective, research-proven communication skills?
  • Enhancing and maintaining the positive strengths in your relationship?

You have come to the right place. Marriage Prep 101 has been established for over 15 years, helping thousands of couples create the relationship of a lifetime!

Conflicts and tensions happen in all relationships: Learn conflict management skills that help!

Spend a valuable 10 hours with us in a positive, proactive, and fun Marriage Prep 101 workshop to strengthen your relationship, closeness, and connection.

We look forward to meeting you!

Michelle and Dan Joy

Marriage Prep 101 Leaders:
Michelle Joy, MFT & Dan Joy

If you would like to speak to the Leaders of Marriage Prep 101, please call
Michelle Joy, MFT & Dan Joy:

(650) 485-1504

Marriage Prep 101 Workshops

November 4-5, 2016

 February 3-4, 2017

 March 31-April 1, 2017

May 19 & 20, 2017

Friday 7-10 pm, Saturday 9-5
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

$475 Per Couple

Marriage Prep 101 is led by Michelle Joy, MFT and Dan Joy, a married couple who believe that learning the building blocks for a successful relationship is really important and possible. Michelle and Dan draw from the latest research that shows how to create successful, close and loving relationships.

Marriage Prep 101 is a 10 hour Weekend Workshop for Engaged, Newlywed and Seriously Dating Couples that helps couples improve their communication, conflict management and intimacy enhancement skills to create successful, enduring relationships.

Michelle Joy, MFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been working with Relationship Experts, Dr Ellyn Bader and Dr Peter Pearson at The Couples Institute in Menlo Park for 15 years. Michelle Joy, MFT leads Communication Workshops for Couples, sees individuals and couples in her private practice and trains therapists locally and nationally. Michelle observes the skills that long term couples often lack, and helps implement them to repair their marriage.  She brings this knowledge and expertise to Marriage Prep 101 Workshops.

Dan Joy holds advanced education in Communication Studies, Mediation, Conflict Resolution and works as a Realtor. Dan is passionate about health, fitness, family and relationships. From personal experience, Dan believes that learning relationship skills is one of the most important decisions you can make early on in your relationship. Dan and Michelle are excited to lead Marriage Prep 101 together.

Marriage Prep 101 has been featured on the CBS Early Show, Evening Magazine TV, Sex with Emily Show, Ronn Owens Radio Show, San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, TIME, PEOPLE, FIRST for Women, Match.com, SF Gate, More Marin, Hitched, Women’s Day, Modern Bride, Marin IJ, and many other newspaper, magazine, radio and TV shows.

Marriage Prep 101 has been awarded “Best of the Bay” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian for six years for “Best Couples Counselor” and “Best Wedding Gift Not Listed on the Registry”. Marriage Prep 101 Couples consistently share great reviews on Yelp, and provide positive testimonials for interested couples.

Michelle and Dan Joy are excited to meet you at Marriage Prep 101!

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