If you two prefer to go through the premarital curriculum with an older Houston's First married couple, 2-on-2 may be for you. The same six modules (spiritual oneness, roles and expectations, communication, conflict resolution, finances, and sexual intimacy) are covered by your mentor couple. It’s a more personalized approach to the curriculum; the mentor couple can “customize” each module to your needs. You and your mentor couple can figure out a mutually convenient schedule for going through the curriculum—this schedule is dictated by the length of time until your wedding date. Usually the meetings take place in the mentor couple’s home.
Due to high demand for the 2-on-2 program, we have to limit the amount of couples that we can take at a time. If you are interested in the 2-on-2 program, please email Koyenum.Okonma@HoustonsFirst.org. She will contact you about availability, and will send you a link to register as openings become available.
Once registered, we will immediately send you and your fiancé our SYMBIS assessment which is to be taken online. SYMBIS is a Les and Leslie Parrott assessment; it stands for “Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts”. The SYMBIS will reveal potential strength areas and challenge areas of the couple.
After you complete the SYMBIS Assessment, you’ll be contacted by the Counseling Center to schedule your first Counselor Session with one of the counselors at Houston’s First. At this counselor meeting (prior to meeting your facilitator couple), the counselor will review your SYMBIS results and discuss the Biblical foundation of the covenant of marriage. You’ll explore how your individual relationships with Christ form the foundation of a Christ-centered marriage.
This first counselor session (about an hour in length) is included at no additional cost to you (it’s part of your 2-on-2 fee).
The 6 Modules covered during the time with your Facilitator Couple:
After you complete your 2-on-2 sessions, you’ll have a final session with your counselor in the Counseling Center at Houston’s First Baptist Church. The agenda for the one-hour meeting with your professionally trained counselor includes:
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!
The cost is $275/couple for Houston's First members or $425/couple for non-members.
If you have any questions regarding 2-on-2, please contact us at 713.335.6469 or MarriagePrep@HoustonsFirst.org.