Building Blocks for Marriage

Build a strong foundation for your marriage based on biblical principles.

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 Winter 2022 by clicking here.

The next session is Winter 2022 on Saturday mornings, January 8, 15 and 22, 8:30am-Noon. Our Spring sessions will occur in late March/early April 2022 with no exact dates selected at this time and sign ups will open in December 2021.

Childcare is not provided for the main sessions.

Online options are available for couples outside the Greater Cincinnati region provided at least 3 couples participate. Email weddings@crossroads.net before you sign up to check online status for January.

*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 one evening Step Session - a 2-hour session outside of the Saturday morning classes. This time is focused on increasing awareness of the value of having informed step-parenting skills and building community with others in stepfamily situations. Childcare or reimbursement for childcare for children under 10 is provided for the step session 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 weddings@crossroads.net to get started.