PrEParing for Marriage

PrEParing for Marriage (PFM) is a pre-marital course for couples who are seriously dating or engaged, physician or those married for less than one year. In addition to the 13 weekly classes, a trained mentor couple is paired with each couple to work closely with them throughout the course. The most beneficial time to participate in this course is from six months to a year prior to the wedding. Of all the plans that a couple makes together, the most important are those for their life after the wedding.

This 13 week Sunday morning class covers:

  • The Biblical Basis for Marriage
  • Communication Skills
  • Gender Differences
  • Finances
  • Understanding Sexuality
  • Intimacy in Marriage
  • Realistic Expectations
  • Spiritual Vitality

Mentor Relationships: Each couple is paired with a trained mentor couple and will meet with them at least four times throughout the course

Prepare: Each couple will complete a computer-scored inventory that gives a "picture" of their relationship

Pastoral Counsel: The pastor will meet with the engaged couple following the PFM course.

For more information, contact Chuck and Pam Cochran at 410-991-4587 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..