Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. – 1 Cor. 13:7
The Marriage Ministry exists because we want your relationship to succeed. From a bedrock of Biblical teaching, we will equip, love, and support couples and families as they journey closer toward Jesus and each other.
You’re getting married, and we’re just as excited as you are! Our prayer for you from Ephesians 5:21 is that you “submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.”
Step 1: Fill out the bride, groom, and wedding applications. When completed, return them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2: We review the application then set up a time for a Pastor to meet with the couple in person or virtually.
Step 3: A Marriage Mentor will contact you to schedule your first session.
How long will it take?
Your marriage prep sessions are ten weeks (1 hour per week)
We’re not engaged but seriously dating. Can I sign up for marriage prep?
How much does it cost?
Sessions are free, but you will have to purchase your workbooks.
Do I have to go through marriage prep?
Yes. If you want a Pastor at Park Valley to officiate your wedding, marriage prep is a prerequisite.
Whether it is to prepare you for marriage with premarital sessions or you find yourself in a season of conflict with marital struggles, our Lay Helpers are here to embark on the journey with you. We provide couples with Christ-centered guidance through marriage mentoring because we want you never to give up, never lose faith, remain hopeful, and endure.
For professional and licensed counselors, view our referrals list HERE.
How does Marriage Mentoring work?
Your intake appointment will be held over the phone.
If accepted into the Lay Helping Ministry, the couple will receive the Consent Form via email.
The couple will then be paired with an experienced Lay Helper who will provide 7-10 sessions in person at Park Valley Church or virtually.
When do I not qualify for Marriage Mentoring?
Emotional, Physical, and Sexual Abuse
Addiction / substance abuse
Suicidal dispositions or attempts
Major mental health disorders
How much does it cost?
There is no fee. We desire your marriage to succeed, so we do our best to eliminate financial obstacles.