We believe that marriage is a holy and sacred gift from God, so it is our intent that couples approach marriage according to Biblical standards in a way that is pleasing to God.

Marriage Preparation

Salem is a certified provider of premarital training for the State of Texas, under the regional support of Twogether in Texas. Marriage Prep is a prerequisite for weddings on our campus or those led off-campus by a Salem Pastor. Individual Salem married couples are encouraged to take advantage of the Prepare/Enrich/Mate inventory tools.

  • Marriage Preparation is a prerequisite for weddings on our campus or those led off-campus by a Salem pastor.
  • Individual Salem married couples are encouraged to take advantage of the Prepare/Enrich Inventory tools. Contact Jill Carter at jcarter@salem4u.com or 281.351.8223 for more information.
Prepare©

As a first step in Salem’s Marriage Preparation process, couples (individually), complete on-line the nationally renowned Prepare inventory. Couples are debriefed privately by one of Salem's counselors prior to beginning classes. Couples also participate in the research-based Christian Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (CPREP) to facilitate learning and growth through marriage.

CPREP©

The classroom phase of Marriage Preparation is offered two times a year in the Salem School library. Using CPREP, Christian Prevention Relationship Enhancement Program, Salem’s approach represents a Biblical model of marriage, intimacy and barriers to oneness. CPREP was developed to strengthen couples preparing for marriage, and marriage couples seeking enrichment. CPREP reflects best practices in marriage education and prevention.

This one-day class is offered twice a year on a Saturday, 8:00am – 6:00pm. The 2017 dates are scheduled for April 1 and September 16.

Twogether In Texas

Salem is a certified provider of premarital training for the State of Texas, under the regional support of Twogether In Texas. This class provides free premarital training for couples. Upon completion of the class, couples earn a certificate that waives the $60 marriage license fee and 72-hour waiting period.

Marriage Intensives

Before you give up on your marriage...The Clearing: Marriage Intensives. Exhausted trying to make your relationship work; desperate for a miracle of healing and restoration? The Clearing Marriage Intensives are designed for couples struggling in relationships, seeking an immersion of care offered in a concentrated, focused setting. Whatever your reasons, place or season, The Clearing Marriage Intensives are an alternative to conventional counseling.

  • Direct Contact: Program Director, 979.885.8121

Wedding Planning

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To have a wedding at Salem, one of the two parties must be a member of Salem Lutheran Church. In addition, both members must be baptized.

If you would like more information, check out the attached wedding manual or contact Jill Carter at jcarter@salem4u.com.

  • To fill out an on-campus wedding application, click here.
  • To fill out an off-campus wedding application, click here.
  • Please download the Wedding Manual. You will need Adobe Reader installed on your computer to read it. If not, please stop by the church office for a copy. Thank you!