Sample Questions

The FOCCUS© Pre-Marriage Inventory is a comprehensive, user-friendly tool for use by lay individuals, couples or professionals who are helping couples prepare for marriage, and who become trained as FOCCUS Facilitators.The FOCCUS© Inventory is designed to help engaged couples appreciate their unique relationship, learn more about themselves, and discuss topics important to their lifelong marriage.

To get a sense of the FOCCUS© Pre-Marriage Inventory, view the 10 sample questions below taken randomly from the 151 basic and 33 optional items in the inventory.

Each individual answers separately:

Agree, Disagree or Uncertain

When finished, couples are encouraged to discuss with each other the thoughts, feelings, differences, and priorities that each FOCCUS© Pre-Marriage Inventory item brought to mind.

Inventory ItemA = AgreeD = DisagreeU = Uncertain
6 We have discussed the expectations each of us has as to our role as husband and wife. A D U
7 There are certain behaviors or habits in my future spouse that sometimes annoy me. A D U
26 We have discussed the ways our families solved problems and how this may affect our problem solving. A D U
50 We disagree with each other over some teachings of the church. A D U
39 My future spouse and I are open to having children. A D U
116 I am concerned that my parents or my future spouse's parents may interfere in our marriage relationship. A D U
29 My future spouse and I can talk candidly about our sexual intimacy in marriage. A D U
44 We have decided how we will share specific responsibilities in managing our finances. A D U
132 I sometimes feel that this may not be the right person for me to marry. A D U
27 My future spouse and I have discussed our sacramental marriage commitment to each other under all circumstances. A D U