FI and I had our marriage prep class on Saturday.
Seven hours -- 8.45 a.m. to 3.45 p.m. -- of sex talk. Nothing but sex.
Nothing whatsoever in those seven hours about conflict resolution, finances, kids, family, etc.
Just sex. And, of course, 1.5 hours of NFP.
This is the only class offered by our diocese, and therefore the only class required for marriage prep. I was very disappointed in it. Also, there were two older couples in our group (think 45+), for whom I thought the NFP stuff was probably irrelevant, given that that ship has sailed.
Other than those two couples, and me and FI (we're in our 30s), the rest of the room was college-age kids, so the sex and NFP stuff was good, but I thought they would have been better served by having more information on conflict resolution and kids and finances and everything that goes into a relationship that ISN'T sex.
The highlight, though, was the groom-to-be who shouted out, very excitedly, "But we have to consummate our marriage, right? Our marriage isn't valid until we have sex? So we have to have sex ON OUR WEDDING NIGHT, right?"
Way to tell the room you're horny, buddy.
Also, and I'll probably be writing to the overseer of the programme about this, the couple teaching the class gave doctrinally and dogmatically false information in answer to questions asked by people in the room, and that is far more worrisome to me than the all-sex-all-the-time lecture.
I'm gonna go with 'not my circus, not my monkeys.'