Marriage & Family


The Bible teaches that there is a union between a man and a woman when there is marriage (Genesis 2:24, Ephesians 5:31). Both scriptures share that marriage is God’s idea and that faith in Him and commitment to one another is the foundation upon which a Christian marriage is built. Our hope is that your marriage will be a God-centered relationship. God established marriage to “mold us into a oneness” in all senses of the word.

Upcoming Events

The Marriage and Family Ministry at First Presbyterian is about growing Christians God’s way, one marriage at a time, one family at a time, one home at a time. Go to the Events tab on the home page to see all the Marriage and Family Ministries events being offered.

Marriage Classes on Wednesday

Each semester, the Marriage and Family Ministry offers courses on Wednesday evenings to help couples build and strengthen their marriages. Click Here to view the Wednesday Advantage brochure.

Family First Seminars

On select Sundays, the Marriage and Family Ministry brings Family First - biblically based seminars designed to encourage God-honoring homes. Family First meets in Harper Chapel during the Sunday School hour, 9:45-10:40am. Visit the Events tab on the home page for information about upcoming seminars.

Blended Families

A growing group of First Presbyterian blended families meet together to support and encourage each other. They have formed friendships by gathering for dinner and discussing the specific dynamics and challenges of joining together families. If you want to learn more, contact Lori Cheves at

Marriage Mentoring

Would you like to help young couples start out on the right path as God intended for marriage? Consider becoming a Marriage Mentor. Seasoned mentor couples will be trained in a structured study course to provide young couples with skills to strengthen communication, manage conflict effectively, and successfully prepare for the challenges of married life. 


Marriage mentors are couples who have been married for at least 15 years, feel emotionally connected to each other, and are willing to share their time to help other couples prepare for marriage. The time investment is eight hours of training, as well as approximately ten hours per couple mentored. Each year, the mentor couple will work with approximately two couples who are getting married through the church or who are seeking guidance during their first five years of marriage. Mentor couples will be trained and supported by a professional counselor who serves as the ministry’s program coordinator. 


For more information, please contact Marriage & Family Assistant Autumn Clark, 672.0370 or