We believe that an essential part of the premarital process is to understand and learn as much about yourself and your future spouse as possible.
Research and experience show that couples have an improved first several years of marriage when they invest in skill building before they wed (it’s like learning to drive before you hop in the car.)
Building Blocks for Marriage covers the topics of personalities, family heritage, biblical marriage, prayer, communication, love languages, sex, conflict resolution and forgiveness. The classes are a combination of large group teaching, small group discussion facilitated by a married couple, and one-on-one time with your future spouse.
Building Blocks for Marriage is required as part of the Crossroads premarital process. All sessions are mandatory for us to be able to marry you. No makeup sessions are provided.
You can sign up for Building Blocks for Marriage in Fall 2021 by clicking here.
The next session is Fall 2021 on Saturday mornings, September 11, 18 and 25. Times are dependent on whether all classes are live (8:30am-2:30pm at Oakley) or all classes are via Zoom (9am-Noon). Please block out the larger time commitment on your calendar when signing up and we’ll let you know asap. Childcare is not provided for the main sessions.
*The class is $175 per couple. You will pay when you sign up.
*Couples who will be entering into a blended family relationship are required to attend the Step Sessions - three 2+ hour sessions outside of Saturday mornings. These discussions are focused on increasing awareness of the value of having informed step-parenting skills and building community with others in stepfamily situations. Childcare for children under 10 is provided for step sessions only
Please note: Building Blocks for Marriage is a stand-alone class and attending it does not indicate that you are in the Crossroads premarital process. In fact, about half the couples that take Building Blocks don’t get married at Crossroads or by a Crossroads pastor. If you’re interested in having a Crossroads marrying pastor officiate your wedding and/or use a Crossroads Chapel for your ceremony, email email@example.com to get started.