The Engaged Couples workshop is a program designed to help couples take the right steps in preparing for marriage; diving into the real issues of marriage and helping couples see what struggles they might face in their life together. To get started, follow the steps below.

1. Register Online

Sign up for an Upcoming Workshop:

Cost is $150/couple for Houston's First members, $220/couple for non-members

2. Prepare Inventory

Once you’re signed up with fees paid, both of you will take an assessment (PREPARE Inventory). PREPARE is an online inventory used to reveal potential strength areas and challenge areas as a couple.

3. Attend Workshop

This one and one-half day (Friday evening and all day Saturday) Workshop, held in the Counseling Center (6th floor), dives into the real issues of marriage. Using a variety of facilitators, we’ll discuss what the Bible has to say about first-year issues.

You’ll have “office time” with your spouse-to-be to further discussions. Workshops are held throughout the year. Upcoming workshop dates are listed below. Approximately 7-10 couples participate in the workshop—a great opportunity to meet and fellowship with other alter-bound couples.

The 6 Modules Covered during the Workshop:

  1. Spiritual Oneness
  2. Roles and Expectation
  3. Communication
  4. Conflict Resolution
  5. Finances
  6. Sexual Intimacy

4. Schedule a Session with a Counselor

After you complete the Engaged Couples Workshop, you’ll have a session with one of the counselors in the Counseling Center at Houston’s First Baptist Church. The agenda for the one-hour meeting with a professionally trained counselor includes:

  • Review your PREPARE results
  • Discuss the Biblical foundation of the covenant of marriage. You’ll explore how your individual relationships with Christ form the foundation for a Christ-centered marriage.
  • Discuss your experiences during the Engaged Couples Workshop
  • Any issues you’d like to discuss with the counselor

The counselor will provide feedback and give you two solid guidance to start a rock-solid, Christ-centered marriage. You’ll also receive a certificate giving you at $60 discount on your Texas marriage license!

Contact Steve Crain for questions or assistance.