premarital coaching

Helping equip couples to build their marriage according to God's design.
prepare to last
You've met the man or woman of your dreams, and you can't wait to get married! You had the perfect engagement, but there's so much to do before the big day. You need to book a venue, find the perfect wedding dress, secure a wedding planner, and select bridesmaids and groomsmen. In addition, you'll need a photographer, videographer and florist. Not to mention, all the delicious food you'll sample in order to pick out the perfect meal for your reception. Oh, and don't forget the wedding cake!

Planning a wedding can be both fun and stressful. Why wouldn't it be? All couples plan for this day anticipating it to be a once in a lifetime experience. It deserves thoughtful planning, time, creativity and attention to detail.

Many couples get so caught up in planning for their wedding that they overlook preparing for their marriage. Although significant, a wedding is a single day, but marriage should be for a lifetime.
choose your experience
premarital coaching sessions
  • A minimum of five 1 hour one on one coaching sessions with our team.
  • Topics include foundations of marriage, communication, finances, conflict resolution and sex.
  • Sessions can be tailored to fit the needs of individual couples.
  • Each couple will receive a personalized assessment to help guide the coaching process.
premarital coaching workshops
  • Single day and two day workshops
  • Two day workshops include overnight accommodations.
  • Workshops are a strategic and in-depth dive to prepare couples for marriage.
  • Designed around the FOCUS curriculum.
  • Other topics include foundations of marriage, communication, finances, conflict resolution and sex.
  • Includes a Q&A to address topics most important and interesting to you.

Our approach

At Marriage in Focus, we believe God's design for marriage is for a lifetime. One man and one woman, together with God at the center. Couples that prepare well for this type of marriage have a far greater likelihood of making this a reality. When they are living by God's design, their marriage not only fulfills them, but has an impact on others.

Our team would love to help prepare you and your future spouse for your marriage. Not only do we have a passion for helping couples who are already married, we are equally passionate about equipping couples for marriage in their engagement season. This is why we leverage the SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts) Pre-Marriage Assessment as a tool to help you prepare for a lifelong love.
what you'll discover
your money methods
Kick financial friction to the curb and ensure you realize your shared dreams together.
your fight types
Discover your “hot topics” and the secret of leveraging conflict for a stronger relationship.
your love life
Cultivate deeper intimacy and enduring passion for a lifetime of pleasure and fulfillment.
your personalities
Unpack your unique personality dynamics not only as individuals but more importantly as a couple.
your talk styles
Crack the code for deep and meaningful conversations to enjoy heartfelt and lasting connections.
your deepest longing
Create your ultimate soul-to-soul connection and discover how to infuse your relationship with meaning.
We are incredibly grateful for Chris and Karla's faithful response to God's calling into premarital ministry. Their commitment to sharing biblical teachings and personal experiences guided us through impactful discussions on God’s design for marriage and so much more. Our time spent with Chris and Karla helped us to confidently embark on our journey into married life together!
cole & Molly Davis
During our premarital sessions, Chris and Karla prompted us into meaningful conversations that deepened our understanding of one another, God’s heart for us, and the true meaning of marriage (while also keeping it light and fun!). It has played a foundational role for us in our day-to-day as a married couple… in the big moments and the small ones!
anders & Abigail carlson
Our marriage wouldn’t be the same without Chris and Karla’s premarital ministry. In each session, we learned more about each other, discovered practical tools that we still use in our marriage, and most importantly, received Godly values that have carried us through every season.
William & madi bradwell
Our marriage wouldn’t be what it is without Chris and Karla. They met with us frequently and spent time pointing us to Jesus and strengthening us individually. Once we were engaged they led our pre-marital counseling, and since then we continue to talk about the immense impact our pre-marital counseling has had on our marriage. We worked to set expectations and talk through potential pressure points. Through our first two years of marriage, they have fought for us in prayer and we are forever grateful for that. They’ve been our advocate, a fountain of wisdom, and a source of encouragement.
Will & ashley macoy