From dating to engagement
Find more information or register for the Premarital Seminar.
Some Redeemer pastors will perform out-of-town ceremonies and others will not.
Maybe you've been together for two weeks, or maybe it's been eight years, but if marriage is a goal for both of you, when is the best time to make that happen? Researchers at Emory University surveyed over 3,000 people in the United States who are or have been married about various aspects of their dating, their engagements, and their weddings (Francis-Tan & Mialon, 2015).
As idiosyncratic as romantic couples and their experiences are, scientists who study relationship processes are aware of questions that couples grapple with as they consider their future: When should a couple get married? Although their primary focus was the costs of a wedding, they included other factors predicting marital dissolution.
Further, some couples meet as strangers, while others have been friends for a long time prior to introducing any romantic element.
Don't discount your personal assessment of future happiness: It's tied to underlying processes you're doing now that will later affect relationship well-being. Research (Felmee, 1995) examining these "fatal attractions" has discovered that they often take a certain form.If you are currently seriously dating and looking for guidance and insight into your relationship, Redeemer offers a couple of options for you. Find more information or register for an upcoming date. As a Redeemer member or congregant, you may wish to have a Redeemer pastor officiate your wedding.Premarital Seminar The Premarital Seminar is a one-day, six-hour course that discusses the meaning and purpose of marriage, the qualities necessary to have a healthy marriage, the true nature of love and how to effectively express it, communication and conflict resolution, role relationships, and sexuality in marriage. Relationship counseling Redeemer Counseling Services provides counseling for couples in a private setting with a professional Christian counselor. Considering the size of our church and the number of pastors on staff, please note that the Redeemer pastor you initially request may already be at capacity and unable to officiate your wedding.If you are not able to contact the pastor six months in advance of the ceremony, accommodations may be made, depending on the pastor’s schedule.Please visit Guidelines for Marriage Ceremonies by Redeemer Pastors for details.
The Redeemer Premarital Seminar is not premarital counseling.