PRE-MARITAL Education program 

Start Smart

Do you want the 5 year plan or the 50-year plan for your marriage? When it comes to your most valuable relationships, an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure.


Start Smart is a comprehensive premarital education program with 4 key elements:


1. A premarital inventory driven by current research that provides a comprehensive, unique profile of a couple’s relationship, measuring their strengths and growth areas in 13 critical categories needed for a successful marriage.


2. Up to five mentoring sessions with trained “Marriage Coaches” to process Start Smart inventory answers and workbook exercises through targeted discussion.


3. Experiential learning of specific communication and conflict resolution skills crucial to a healthy marriage


4. A workbook packed with innovative exercises and meaningful content regarding expectations, finances, personalities and perspectives, sexuality and intimacy, communication and conflict resolution.


The Start Smart workbook is free for couples who purchase the inventory ($29), and printed as a pdf file.

Learn more about the inventory or a class near you!


"I cannot express to you how much our Start Smart premarital counseling with you and your precious wife have helped us not merely survive these past 6 years but have enjoyed the past 6 years. We were so blessed to have started our marriage with the wisdom and tools you taught us."


"Because of Smart Start we walked into marriage realizing that it is not a fairy tale, and that the effort to speak and listen with love, patience, and understanding is needed for a life long marriage."