Statistics prove that pre-marriage counseling increases the strength – and length – of marriages (stronger, longer lasting marriages). This is because counseling helps couples move from idealistic “romantic” visions of the future to more “realistic” understandings, and open/honest assessments of expectations and practical issues that are better addressed sooner vs. later.

FBCO offers two pre-marriage options for couples who are not able to receive counseling from the pastor marrying them (choose one – or both!):

Group Conference/Overview

  • Led by Dr. Mike King, Executive Pastor

  • Saturday mornings 9:00-1:00

  • Once per quarter

  • Several couples in a group setting, depending upon number interested

  • Immersion in key pre-marriage topics – with private follow up as desired

2:2 Mentoring (Engaged Couple with Experienced Mentor Couple)

  • 5 or 8 one hour sessions, depending on time availability

  • “Preparing For Marriage” workbook – from Family Life

  • Couples do reading/homework, then meet/discuss with mentor couples

  • Relationship building and allows mentor couples to share personal experiences from their own marriages

First Baptist Church of Opelika

301 S 8th Street

Opelika, Alabama




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