For those of you who have already done it, how was your experience? I've learned from various boards that its done in different ways in different areas. The NY Archdiocese makes you do two all day sessions (or 4 evenings or a weekend retreat) and honestly, we weren't looking forward to it. But I have to say after the first session we were happily surprised. We left there feeling we'd learned about our relationship and with knowledge of how to handle future issues. We also found more ways we could bring religion into our relationship w/o feeling weird about it. The couple that lead the session was very down to earth but their faith was a big part of their life w/o making it seem like they were religious fanatics (sorry that's the only way I can describe it). She covered NFP and I spoke with her during the lunch break. I have PCOS and we discussed how that would affect things. She was amazing, understanding and compassionate. Even gave me the name and number of a dr to contact. The couple yesterday was HORRIBLE - all they did was talk AT you and go on and on discussing bible quotes. I can honetsly say we took NOTHING away from the experience - and all the couples we were talking with said that its people like that who make others want to not participate in the church. Best part was they basically said people like me (with PCOS or endo) should just have surgery to correct our fertility issues vs. taking BCPs. The priest marrying us said mass this morning and he asked us how it went. I gave him a very brief version and he said he's heard similar reactions from other couples. Told me to focus on what we took away from the first session and build our life with that foundation. I have to say just having the few minutes to talk to him made me feel less guilty about having the feelings I had yesterday.