Future Husbands & Wives
Getting married is one of the most important decisions that you will make in your lifetime. Because of the magnitude of this decision, we believe that it is of the utmost importance that a couple be encouraged, fully informed, and instructed in God’s design for marriage.
For this reason, pre-marriage counseling is a requirement for those who want a Calvary Chapel Petaluma pastor to perform their marriage ceremony. Please note, however, that filling out an application and fulfilling the pre-marriage counseling requirement is not a guarantee that the pastors of Calvary Chapel Petaluma will be able to perform your wedding ceremony. If you desire one of our pastors to perform the service, you must clear this date with him personally.
We have found that pre-marriage counseling is an invaluable tool that encourages the couple to discuss all aspects of the marriage relationship before saying I do. One of the resources we use is called Prepare-Enrich for this process. It is a program that requires a minimum of six sessions. These sessions would involve you meeting with a pastor, typically once a week, to discuss several different areas that will affect your marriage. These areas include your family background, your individual spiritual beliefs, as well as communication and financial planning, to name just a few.
It is our desire to encourage you and instruct you from a foundation of God’s Word and His design for the marriage relationship. We are committed to building relationships and marriages that not only last a lifetime, but thrive and are healthy as well. We believe that by building strong marriages we can impact families and strengthen the Lord’s church.
May the Lord bless you as you seek Him regarding your future marriage.
The Pastors of Calvary Chapel Petaluma