Marriage Prep

Weddings at Second & Preparing for Your Marriage


A word from Dr. Ed Young:

Congratulations to both of you on having made one of the most significant decisions of your lives! While I believe that making Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior is the most life changing decision you can make, choosing the one with whom you will spend the rest of your life in this sacred covenant of marriage is certainly a matter of highest priority. Now that you have chosen to commit yourselves to one another, let me encourage you personally to make Christ the center of your engagement, your marriage and your home, and to continually seek His leadership as you begin your new life together.

Because your upcoming wedding is a prelude to the marriage that will follow, I know of no better way to begin than with a ceremony that puts God as its center. The ministers here at Second Baptist Church are committed to working with you to see that your wedding is worshipful, memorable and personal. We will make every effort to accommodate your individual requests that are in keeping with this goal.

Once again, I rejoice with you at the very special time in your lives. My prayer is that in this busy time you would not miss one single thing that God has planned for you. May He continue to bless you as you look for Him for guidance in the days ahead.

For your complete guide to getting married at Second, please review our Wedding Policies.

For more information regarding weddings, please contact Carol Hendrick, Wedding Director at or 713.465.3408 x1050.


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.

MarriagePrep is a workshop open to couples of all ages and denominations who are seriously dating, engaged or newly married.  The class consists of lectures, activities and discussions.  All discussions are between the couple and answers are not shared with fellow participants or leaders. 

Each person will be invited to complete the SYMBIS Assessment before class.  Results will be distributed during class. Each couple is encouraged to schedule sessions with our counseling or pastoral staff to review their results. These sessions can be held virtually.

Marriage Prep Workshop

Saturday |  8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Woodway Campus, Woodway Village 

Upcoming Dates

September 14, 2024

Register here


COST | $75 per person
(includes SYMBIS Assessment fee)

For more information about the workshop email Sandra Flato at or call 713.365.2348.

Discounted Marriage Certificate

Second Baptist Church’s Marriage Prep Class is approved as an education class of Twogether in Texas. Upon completion of the Marriage Prep Workshop for those attending in person, you will receive a certificate good for a discounted marriage license (a $60 value) in any county in the state of Texas (nominal administration fees still apply in some counties). For those attending virtually, they will receive their certificate upon the completion of their SYMBIS counseling.