Pre-Marriage Seminars

Fees & Availability

 FEES:   The cost is $150 per couple.  We accept payments via Paypal, credit card or check.  

AVAILABILITY:   Class sizes are limited.   Please register early. If the registration page is unavailable, the  class may be full or closed to new participants. Please call the  business office immediately.  We still may be able to accommodate your  schedule.   

WHAT TO EXPECT:   A class designed for  couples who desire to learn more about each other.  The material focuses  on issues that most modern couples face and seeks to prepare them  with practical skills. Expect to be informed, challenged, and prepared  for further discussions that will help create a lasting foundation to  build a healthy marriage. 

Time & Place

LOCATIONS:   The January, March, and November classes are held at: Great Bridge Presbyterian Church 333 Cedar Road Chesapeake, VA   The May, July and September classes are held at:  Virginia Beach United Methodist Church 212 19th Street Virginia Beach, VA   

TIME: ​ Each class is held on a Saturday from 9am to 4pm with a break for lunch on your own 

Class Information

These classes are offered to couples who plan to be married or who are already married!  The seminars are conducted by Reverend Marty Phillips and  Reverend Marcus Small.    The all day seminars are  designed to help you and your partner become acquainted on a deeper  level of understanding.  Discussions focus on the central issues of  modern marriage, expectations for your future together and how to  resolve the inevitable conflicts that come with daily living.   


  • Getting to Know All about You (And Me) using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator 
  • Characteristics of a Healthy Marriage 
  • Communication Basics (How to Listen) 
  • Resolving Conflict (Fair Fighting) 
  • Sharing Expectations (Asking the Hard Questions) 

2017 Dates

January 7th

March 11th

May 6th

July 8th

September 9th

November 4th


Care Giving

Meets at: Great Bridge Presbyterian Church Library

333 Cedar Road Chesapeake, VA 

Facilitated by: Georgianna Brabban-Johnson 

When: 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm Contact: Georgianna at 757-692-5253 .


Sponsored by Lutheran Family Services   

Meets at:  Emmanuel Lutheran                    3900 Virginia Beach Blvd Virginia Beach, VA 

Facilitated by: Dr. Bill Austin

When: Thursday evenings 7 - 8:30pm Beginning September 8, 2016 Contact: 757-407-0237  

Clergy Support

 Who: Episcopal Clergy 

Meets at: Second Presbyterian Church

7305 Hampton Blvd. Norfolk, VA 23505 

Facilitated by: Marty Phillips

When: 1st Wednesday of each month at 2:00pm 

Contact: 757-623-2700 

Marriage Enrichment

 Available upon request   Please call the business office if your church, civic  group, or other organization would be interested in having one of our  counselors facilitate a group or training.