Congratulations on your engagement! Christian marriage is the most profound covenant that two people can enter into with each other.  We’d love to help you get off to a great start.

Marriage was created by God to be a relationship like no other

As a community of faith, we embrace the Biblical framework for marriage and believe that a Christ-centered marriage is in your best interest. Therefore, all couples that are married by an Emmanuel pastor or staff member must profess personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, actively pursue a God-honoring lifestyle, be members of a supportive Christian church, and complete an approved premarital counseling course.

Premarital counseling

We believe relationships are too unique to offer a one-size-fits-all course or seminar. Instead, we provide individualized counseling for each couple through carefully-selected marriage mentors. We help couples assess their relational strengths and vulnerabilities, we help couples understand and apply Biblical principles for marriage, and we provide helpful tools for building a marriage that grows stronger over time.

Next steps

  1. Download a Wedding Questionnaire and return it to Kelsey Crenshaw
  2. Once your questionnaire is received, we will provide instructions for an online premarital assessment tool known as the Prepare Test.
  3. When we receive your Prepare Test results, we will schedule an appointment to discuss your Prepare Test and to connect you with our marriage mentors.