Getting Married at Second
As a church, we have a responsibility to uphold marriage because it is deemed holy by God. Therefore, we must do all we can to prepare couples for marriage.
Believing that marriage is a holy and sacred gift from God, it is our desire that couples approach marriage according to Biblical standards and in a way that is pleasing to God. In this regard, we ask that you accept an “engagement covenant” that includes the following three aspects:
A Covenant of Belief
Believing that God has intended Christians to only marry Christians, we require that both bride and groom individually come to an understanding and acceptance of Christ’s sacrificial death, and that commitment to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be made evident. (II Chronicles 6:14-16; Romans 10:9-10)
A Covenant of Purity
Believing that the sexual relationship has been designed and intended for marriage, we ask that you agree to abstain from any sexual relationship until after the wedding. Furthermore, believing that living arrangements that include cohabitation prior to the wedding is a compromise of your Christian witness, we ask that you agree to separate living arrangements until the wedding. (I Corinthians 6:9-11; I Corinthians 8:1-13)
A Covenant of Faithfulness
Believing that the Church is God’s greenhouse to grow strong marriages, we ask that you find a place of involvement in His Church, the Body of Christ, and pursue a lifestyle of faithfulness to your church family. (Hebrews 10:19-25)
For your complete guide to getting married at Second, please review our Wedding Policies.
Offered four times a year at the Woodway Campus for couples of all ages and denominations who are seriously dating or engaged to be married. All couples who wish to be married at Second Baptist Church are required to take Marriage Prep and also meet with a minister or counselor at the church two or three times prior to the wedding.
August 9-10, 2013
October 18-19, 2013
Click here to register for the August 9-10 workshop.
For more information about the seminar including class content and costs, please read the Marriage Prep guide below. You may also call the Marriage Prep Hotline at 713-365-3490.
More information is available in the Marriage Prep Guide.