Is this course right for me?

If you are a young adult that is single, in a relationship, or thinking about the future, this is the course for you.

  • Gain clarity about what the Catholic-Christian faith and relationship counseling research have to say about dating.

  • Learn how to let go of perfectionism, make better decisions, and improve your dating life.

  • Know what questions to ask when it comes to discerning your future spouse.

  • Do the course alone, with your boyfriend/girlfriend, or as part of a small group.

  • Short video lessons designed around your busy schedule.

Level Up
Your Love Life

Dating is difficult,
let's learn how to do it better.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • Why a Well?

    • A Quick Question Before You Start

    • How to Do Dating Well

  • 2

    Lesson 1: Getting Started

    • 1. Video: Getting Started

    • 1. Reflection Questions

    • 1. Resources and References

  • 3

    Lesson 2: Five Stages of a Relationship

    • 2. Video: Five Stages of a Relationship

    • 2. Reflection Questions

    • 2. Resources and References

  • 4

    Lesson 3: Dating as Discernment

  • 5

    Lesson 4: Are You Ready to Date?

    • 4. Video: Are You Ready to Date?

    • 4. Reflection Questions

    • 4. Resources and References

  • 6

    Lesson 5: Dating Apps

    • 5. Video: Dating Apps

    • 5. Reflection Questions

    • 5. Resources and References

  • 7

    Lesson 6: Friendship

    • 6. Video: Friendship

    • 6. Reflection Questions

    • 6. Resources and References

  • 8

    Lesson 7: The First Date

    • 7. Video: The First Date

    • 7. Reflection Questions

    • 7. Resources and References

  • 9

    Lesson 8: When to Commit?

    • 8. Video: When to Commit

    • 8. Reflection Questions

    • 8. Resources and References

  • 10

    Lesson 9: Navigating Differences

    • 9. Video: Navigating Differences

    • 9. Reflection Questions

    • 9. Resources and References

  • 11

    Lesson 10: When to Talk About What

    • 10. Video: When to Talk About What

    • 10. Reflection Questions

    • 10. Resources and References

  • 12

    Lesson 11: Pornography and Dating

    • 11. Video: Pornography and Dating

    • 11. Reflection Questions

    • 11. Resources and References

  • 13

    Lesson 12: Long-Distance Relationships

    • 12. Video: Long-Distance Relationships

    • 12. Reflection Questions

    • 12. Resources and References

  • 14

    Lesson 13: How to Know if the Relationship is Going Well

    • 13. Video: How to Know if the Relationship is Going Well

    • 13. Reflection Questions

    • 13. Resources and References

  • 15

    Lesson 14: Arguments

    • 14. Video: Arguments

    • 14. Reflection Questions

    • 14. Speaker Listener Exercise

    • 14. Resources and References

  • 16

    Lesson 15: Chastity and Physical Lines

    • 15. Video: Chastity and Physical Lines

    • 15. Reflection Questions

    • 15. Resources and References

  • 17

    Lesson 16: When is it Time to Break Up?

    • 16. Video: When is it Time to Break Up?

    • 16. Reflection Questions

    • 16. Resources and References

  • 18

    Lesson 17: Is She the One?

    • 17. Video: Is She the One?

    • 17. Reflection Questions

    • 17. Resources and References

  • 19

    Lesson 18: Engagement

    • 18. Video: Engagement

    • 18. Reflection Questions

    • 18. Resources and References

  • 20

    Lesson 19: Epilogue: Marriage

    • 19. Video: Epilogue: Marriage

    • 19. Reflection Questions

    • 19. Resources and References

  • 21

    Before You Go...

    • Course Survey

    • Acknowledgements

    • About the Instructor

Meet Your Instructor

Dr. Mario Sacasa, LMFT

I am the associate director of the Faith and Marriage Apostolate of the Willwoods Community, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and host of the "Always Hope" podcast. I'm married and have four sons, too.

The focus of my career has been finding the points of integration between the Catholic-Christian faith and sound counseling practices. This integrated perspective informs all my professional endeavors. I regularly travel offering lectures to dioceses, parishes, seminaries, and college campuses on the themes of marriage, dating, sexuality, and hope.

I have over 15 years of marriage counseling experience and much of that wisdom is applied to this course. There's a whole bunch to learn about dating well, let's get started!

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