Publication Date

Spring 2006


Premarital preparation is usually a requirement for marriage when a couple chooses to many in a religious institution. For centuries pastors have counseled couples before they walk down the aisle. Recently there have been developments in premarital preparation with the creation of premarital inventories. There is also an increased interest in Community Marriage Policies. This paper evaluated current status of premarital preparation. The city of Lynchburg, VA received attention by the researcher and there was an evaluation of the current needs for premarital preparation of engaged couples. Goals were created based on the needs and actions were carried out by the researcher in efforts to meet these goals.