Premarital Relationships

God wants every married couple to enjoy the lifelong blessings of a Christ-centered marriage and to leave behind a godly legacy. Whether you are engaged or considering marriage, we can help resource you. Come along with us as we share with you about God's plan for marriage. 


Premarital Mentoring

Our premarital mentoring focuses on helping couples prepare for and grow a marriage relationship.  Engaged and pre-engaged couples are assigned a marriage mentor couple to walk beside them and offer resources for the life ahead.  Newly married couples can also benefit by learning important foundations to strengthen their commitment.  And all couples explore the fundamentals of God’s design for marriage. Click the button to begin the registration process.


Frequently Asked Questions

 

WHEN SHOULD I START THE PREMARITAL PROCESS? 

As soon as you want to know if marriage is right for you and your partner.

HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS TAKE?

The mentoring program is designed to only take 12 weeks of time, not including the registration period and some preliminary questionnaires that are used to help us learn about you.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS LIKE? WHAT DO I GAIN FROM THE PROGRAM?

We get to know a little about you from a brief written personal testimony, followed by a premarital questionnaire called the FOCCUS Inventory. The ministry then connects you with a mentor couple. The mentors will meet with you for at least 6 sessions, usually two weeks apart. They will help you identify areas of strength and growth in your current relationship, working through the Preparing for Marriage workbook. 

Our mentors, while not professional counselors, are experienced and trained to create a safe environment and to encourage you to discuss difficult issues with your partner. They help you cut through the fog of premarital bliss to examine important issues, creating a Biblical foundation for your marriage.

WHAT IS THE FOCCUS INVENTORY?

The FOCCUS Inventory is an online survey, taken individually, with over 180 questions about your views on everything from extended family to financial issues. This survey is a proven tool to help identify areas that couples need to discuss. The survey is completely confidential and the answers will only be seen by your mentor couple.