Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts

Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts

Date: Wed. Mar 5, 2014 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Duration: 1 Hour
Event Street Address: College Avenue Baptist Church, 1320 E. College, Normal; classroom 6, East building
Event Info Phone: Church office, 309.452.3359
Event Info Email:

"Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts" is a comprehensive seven session marriage program designed to help engaged couples, or to newlywed couples in their first five years of marriage.


An introductory session will be held on Wednesday, February 19. The full program will begin the following Wednesday, February 26, 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. at the same location.


A course fee of $10.00 per participant will be required to cover the cost of the materials. A limited number of scholarships are available for any who apply before February 19, 2014.


Course curriculum is aimed at helping couples build a solid foundation for life-long love. Couples will learn how to ask and to answer the seven most important questions that should be addressed before and after marriage. Two additional sessions will be offered for couples involved in a second marriage.


The course content utilizes materials developed by the founders of The Center for Relationship Development at Seattle Pacific University, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, specializing in Family Therapy and Clinical Psychology. Each session will include a combination of pre-recorded video instruction provided by the course developers and an instructor-led discussion facilitated Clark Killingsworth, Pastor of College Avenue Baptist Church.


Clark has a doctoral degree in Pastoral Leadership and is a licensed and certified member of the Society of Church Consulting. As a Marriage Enrichment Encourager, he completed the Marriage Works study course through Light University’s school of biblical counseling, a program offered through the American Association of Christian Counselors. Clark has also taught a class on World Religions at Lincoln College in Normal.


College Avenue offers other activities for family members on Wednesday nights. For more information, or to enroll in the course, please call the church office, or enroll on the church website. Please send inquiries to the email address above.