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Preparing for Marriage

McLean Bible Church is committed to helping couples build marriages for a lifetime, and the Preparing for Marriage (PFM) course is designed to equip engaged couples with the principles and skills to do just that! You may attend any PFM class that is held prior to your wedding, and we encourage couples to take the session as early in the engagement as possible. 

Register Today

Course Dates & Registration Fees

The Preparing for Marriage course is held two times per year and we encourage couples to enroll in the class as early into their engagement as possible.  Please note that the Preparing for Marriage course is for engaged couples only. 

We ask that couples miss no more than two sessions of the course. If you are unable to commit to the schedules listed below, please email preparingformarriage@mcleanbible.org to discuss your situation and possible alternatives.

This schedule is subject to change.

PFM Session Fall 2018

Registration Opens

May 30, 2018

Early Registration Closes*

July 25, 2018

Final Registration Closes*

Aug. 15, 2018

Kick-off Session, 7-9pm 
 

Sept.12, 2018

Saturday Session, 9am - 3pm 
Mandatory Attendance

Sept. 15, 2018

Wednesday Sessions, 7-9pm
 

Sept. 19, 2018

Sept. 26, 2018

Oct. 3, 2018

Oct. 10, 2018

Oct. 17, 2018

Oct. 24, 2018

Oct. 31, 2018

Nov. 7, 2018

Nov. 14, 2018

Remarriage Sessions

*Two sessions of one-on-one counseling

will be scheduled for remarriage couples.

*Early Registration Fees: $225 per couple / $260 per couple - remarriage
*Final Registration Fees: $250 per couple / $295 per couple - remarriage  

Applications (both bride and groom) and registration fees must be received by the final registration date listed above to be registered for the course. Scholarship money is available for those needing financial assistance. Please reach out to Alexis Baloy to obtain a scholarship code.

Course Structure

Each Preparing for Marriage course consists of the following components:

  • Wednesday Kick-off, 7-9pm (Dinner provided).
  • Saturday session, 9am - 3pm (Breakfast & Lunch provided).
  • Nine consecutive Wednesday evening sessions, 7-9pm.
  • Coach involvement: You will be assigned a coach couple who will attend all class sessions with you. Your coach couple will also meet with you outside of regular class time to review the results of a premarital inventory called Prepare-Enrich. Beyond the class, your coach couple will continue to be available to you for ten months following the course. 
  • Two supplemental remarriage sessions for couples who are entering a remarriage.

As outlined above, the PFM class consists of both classroom instruction as well as meetings with a coach couple. You will meet your coach couple during the first PFM session. They will walk through the class with you and will also stay in contact with you for ten months following the class to provide prayer and encouragement as you enter this new stage of your life.  

Class Topics

The PFM class will help you discover:

  • God's Design for Marriage
  • Art of Communication
  • Understanding Anger & Resolving Conflict
  • Roles in Marriage
  • Sexual Intimacy
  • Financial Matters
  • Changes in Relationships & Connecting in the Body of Christ
  • Raising Children
Date Start/End 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Day and Time 
Wednesdays
7-9pm
Saturday, September 15
9am - 3pm
Location (Room) 
Tysons Community Room D (3110)
Campus Location 
Tysons
Registration Information
Cost 
Early Registration: $225 per couple / $260 per couple - remarriage; After July 15, 2018 Registration: $250 per couple / $295 per couple - remarriage
The Bride and Groom must each fill out an application. Please note that as we only need pay for the course once, only the Bride's application has the option for payment. The Groom's application does not require payment.
Contact 
Alexis Baloy
703-770-2984
Childcare Options 
Childcare is provided
Age Range 
6 mos - 10 years
Cost 
$60/per child for the class