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5 Reasons You Should Read the Matching Handbook

Over the years, the BFM has supported and educated families through the matching process, which is a tested and true method of helping people find a potential spouse, start healthy communication habits, build a relationship based on commitment…

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What Exactly is the Matching Process?

The Matching Process is a very intentional, family-driven engagement process that was developed over a few decades of research and implementation.  

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What Are Matching Websites & Should I Join One?

Many couples have found each other through one of the Matching websites that our faith community ...

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New York Times Features the Matching & Blessing Process

"The most recent mass ceremony took place Aug. 27 in Gapyeong, South Korea, where Mr. Learey and Ms. Lumibao were blessed with thousands of other couples, with more connecting via satellite around the world."

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Video: What is the Family Matching Process?

Is your family interested in learning about the matching process and networking with other Unificationist families? Learn about what the matching process entails and how to gain confidence in it.

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Video: The BFM Website: Your Family’s Best Matching Tool

Check out this Family Matching Support Webinar on “Your Family’s Best Matching Tool: The BFM Website.”

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Video: Timing in the Matching Process

Is your family interested in learning about the matching process and networking with other Unificationist families? Join us for the Unification Family Matching Support Webinar on November 18 at 9PM (EST). This informative presentation…

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Video: How to Get Started in the Matching Process

"How do I get started in the Matching Process?" We get this question a lot, understandably. Luckily, Marjorie Buessing and John Abelseth have an answer for us!  On Thursday, May 12 at 9:00 PM (EST),…

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Video: How to Get Started in the Matching Process

Check out this Family Matching Support Webinar on "How to Get Started in the Matching Process."

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Video: Introducing the Matching & Blessing Application

Is your family interested in learning about the matching process and networking with other Unificationist families? This Family Matching Support presentation focuses on the Matching and Blessing Application.

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Video: Creating Your Family Matching Plan

Is your family interested in learning about the Matching process and networking with other Unificationist families? Watch this recording of our Unification Family Matching Support Webinar. This presentation focuses on the Family Matching Plan.

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Video: The Matching Plan Worksheet

Introduction to the newly revised Matching Plan Worksheet. This Worksheet has shown to be a very valuable tool to support individuals in the matching process. The new Worksheet has been re-designed to accommodate families, as…

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Video: Does My Family Want to Use a Matching Supporter?

Is your family interested in learning about the matching process and networking with other Unificationist families? This Family Matching Support presentation focuses on the question “What is a Matching Advisor?" and "How can they…

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Video: Physical Closeness: What’s Appropriate?

Is your family interested in learning about the matching process and networking with other Unificationist families? Learn about what's appropriate in the matching process of physical closeness by watching this recording of the Family…

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Video: Preparing for Him: Matching Preparation for Women

How can one best prepare for marriage? Hear from several wives about how they prepared themselves for matching and marriage, what worked for them, and what they might have done better. Watch More Videos…

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Video: Preparing for Her: Matching Preparation for Men

Interested in knowing how you can best prepare yourself for marriage? Hear from several men about how they prepared themselves to be upstanding husbands, what worked for them, and what they might have done…

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Video: How to Prepare Your Matching Profile

Is your family interested in learning about the matching process and networking with other Unificationist families? This Family Matching Support Webinar titled "Put Your Best Foot Forward" focuses on how to prepare your matching…

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Video: My Child Has a Suggestion

Is your family interested in learning about the matching process and networking with other Unificationist families? Join us for the upcoming Family Matching Support Webinar to get insight on how parents and child can…

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Video: How to Find a Matching Candidate

Check out this Family Matching Support Webinar on “How to Find a Matching Candidate.”

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Video: How to Find Your Heavenly Spouse

How do you go about finding a matching partner?  Marjorie Buessing and John Abelseth tell us how!

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Video: How to Approach Another Family or Candidate

Is your family interested in learning about the matching process and networking with other Unificationist families? Watching this recording of the latest Family Matching Support Webinar to hear tips and tricks on how to…

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Video: Introducing BFMatch.org

The International Blessed Family Department and Blessed Family Departments from around the world have been working together for many months to create a new International Matching Website for Blessed Children. This new website will…

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Video: Ending a Matching Discussion Well: How & When

Sometimes in a matching discussion for any number of reasons it becomes clear to one or both people that it is time to move on. If that happens it is important that we make…

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