Marital & Premarital Counseling


When God created man, He said that it was not good for man to be alone. So, He established marriage as the most intimate relationship between a man and a woman that parallels the intimacy God desires between us and Himself. Two people who are committed to doing marriage God’s way, can be fabulously successful.

Preparing to Get Married

Premarital Counseling enables a couple to be wise and intentional in the selection of a life partner, while equipping them with the knowledge and tools to navigate the challenges inherent in two unique individuals becoming one. Cross-Purpose Ministries is accredited in the use of three assessment inventories designed to determine how couples will function as a unit:

  • PREPARE/ENRICH
  • SYMBIS
  • FOCCUS

Eight 2-hour feedback sessions (16 counseling hours) with trained facilitators accompanies the inventory of choice. This process should ideally be initiated at least six months before the wedding date, and is recommended in serious dating relationships.

Marriage Counseling

Marriage Counseling covers a wide range of issues from couples desiring to strengthen their marriages, to those who are on the brink of divorce, as well as step-family, parenting, and extended family issues. The above assessment inventories can also be used in established marriages with issues, but are not required. The number of sessions necessary to repair relationships depends upon the gravity of the issues, and individual willingness to participate in making personal changes.

We would be happy to help strengthen your relationship in a way that honors God and lasts for a lifetime. Visit our Contact Us page to inquire about schedules and availability.

Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.Psalms 127:1