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.


Re|engage is a marriage enrichment ministry designed to equip and disciple couples in their walk with Christ. During this 16-week small group Bible study, couples will learn how to apply biblical principles to their marriage. Our classes for the fall are full, but please check the Featured Events page or the weekly GrapeVine newsletter for the next opportunity to sign up. For more information, please contact Marriage & Family Assistant Charlotte Joye, 565.0956 or

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 Charlotte Joye, 565.0956 or