Preparation for Marriage

Oakwood is excited to offer Fall and Winter classes for couples who are engaged and preparing for marriage.  We want you to enter your marriage confident and Christ centered.  Our desire is you would complete the Fall and Winter class before you say I Do. 

Fall Class

Gary Thomas-The Sacred Search, this class is for all engaged couples.

Gary Thomas will transform the way you look at romantic relationships. Whether you are dating or engaged, Gary’s unique perspective on dating will prepare you for a satisfying, spiritually enriching marriage even before you walk down the aisle. As Gary reminds us, a good marriage is not something you find—it’s something you make.

The class will meet on Sunday mornings at 11:00am hour.  Second marriages are welcome. The cost of the class is $15 per book.

The Sacred Search Class Date:
Fall 2021: September 12

Register for The Sacred Search

Winter Class

In January 2022 we will offer a two-tract approach. 

The first tract will be for couples that have never been married going through Willard Harleys-His Needs/Her Needs

In the classic bestseller His Needs, Her Needs, Willard F. Harley, Jr., identifies the ten most vital needs of men and women and shows husbands and wives how to satisfy those needs in their spouses. He provides guidance for becoming irresistible to your spouse and for loving more creatively and sensitively, thereby eliminating the problems that often lead to extramarital affairs.

The second tract Marrying Again will be led by Steve and Celia Peace for couples who have been previously married, this class will help couples navigate the obstacles from previous marriages. 

The current culture in which we live, even among Christians, reflects a continual increase in divorce, usually followed by a second marriage.  Pre-marital counseling for couples who choose to marry again is vitally important in order to plan for a successful second marriage and avoid a second divorce. 


 A second option is counseling with a licensed professional counselor at the Oakwood Counseling Center
Premarital Counseling at Oakwood Counseling Center