Preparation for Marriage

The Julianna Poor Memorial Counseling Center of Houston’s First Baptist Church provides a wonderful package of marriage preparation services to engaged couples who have scheduled Houston’s First Baptist facilities for their wedding. All those who marry here are required to participate in the program.

Even if you’re not getting married at Houston’s First, you are more than welcome to enroll in the Preparation for Marriage program; pastors from other churches recommend our program to couples marrying in their churches.

Learn more about the program on the Preparation for Marriage page.

All-Day Couple Intensives

James asks us why we fight. His answer: because we do not get what we want (James 4:1–2). In this intensive we will explore the true source of conflict and seek to identify and eliminate what stands in the way of intimacy with God and each other.

Learn more about these great opportunities to strengthen your relationship on the Counseling Classes & Intensives page

Additional Help

Need more help? The Smalley Relationship Center offers Couple and Marriage Intensives that are in-depth, multi-day counseling experiences allowing couples to move to the core of issues in order to improve their marriage. Visit or call 866.875.2915 for more information.