"Before I Do" Pre-Marriage Seminars

Fees & Availability

FEES:   The cost is $150 per couple.  We accept payments via Paypal, credit card or check. To make a payment with check or credit card, call the office at 757.623.2700

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. 

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) 

2019 Dates & Locations

Click on the individual date to register:

 January 5th 2019 - GBPC

February 2nd, 2019-GBPC

March 2nd, 2019- VBUMC

April 6th, 2019- VBUMC

June 1st, 2019- GBPC

July 6th, 2019-GBPC

September 7th, 2019-VBUMC

October 5th, 2019-VBUMC

November 2nd, 2019- GBPC

December 7th, 2019 GBPC 

All classes begin at 9:00am and end at 4:00pm with a break for lunch on your own.


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 .

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.