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Care Ministry

Marriage Ministry

“Let marriage be held in honor among all.” Hebrews 13:4

We are here to provide the encouragement and support you need to have a healthy and thriving relationship with your spouse at any stage in your marriage!

The Marriage Ministry Committee consists of Bobby and Downie Mickler, Laura and Trebes Sasser, Muffin and Morris Camp, Joe and Sandy Moore, and Ryan and Emily McLaughlin.  If you would like more information, or would like to serve as Marriage Mentors or helping with events, small groups, classes, etc. please call Bobby and Downie Mickler at (210) 284-1497 or email rmickler@gmail.com.

Fall 2023 Sunday School Class:

Sundays | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM | Room 309
Teachers: Stacia Morse, 210-294-1330, Michael Morse, 210-524-1312, Bobby and Downie Mickler, 210-284-1497

Join the Marriage Sunday School Class for Vertical Marriage, a study featuring humorous and relatable video sessions followed by group discussion and an intentional couple’s connection. Learn more about the study at FamilyLife.com.

FPC offers the gift of a Prepare & Enrich Assessment for couples at no cost to you. Visit the Prepare & Enrich tab above for more information and registration.


The Acceptance

The Marriage Ministry utilizes different curricula including “The Acceptance” by local author, Jon Anderson. Learn more by clicking on the tab above.


Support for Each Stage of Marriage


Suggested Steps within the Marriage Ministry

  • Prepare & Enrich Assessment
  • P&E debriefing meeting
  • Mentoring (4-7 weeks) P&E Workbook
  • Events, Classes


Suggested Steps within the Marriage Ministry

  • Prepare & Enrich Assessment
  • P&E debriefing meeting
  • Mentoring (4-7 weeks) P&E Workbook
  • Events, Classes, Trainings


To read more please visit https://www.prepare-enrich.com/the-assessment/

We encourage all married couples in the church to take the P&E Assessment! Prepare & Enrich is an online assessment you take individually, with follow up mentoring and counseling together either face to face or by Zoom.  The cost is covered by FPC as a gift to the commitment to growing your marriage.  Simply fill out the registration form below and you will receive instructions on how to complete your personalized assessment by email.

Marriage Mentor Training

Prepare & Enrich

Facilitator Training by Nora & Carlos Rodriguez

Nora and Carlos Rodriguez are owners of the Relational Wellness Center and they work with San Antonio Marriage Institute to help churches facilitate Marriage Ministries.   They are Certified Life Coach and Pastoral Counselors, Certified Prepare & Enrich Seminar Directors, and Certified by Family Dynamics Institute.

Become an FPC Marriage Mentor Couple! First, register to take the Prepare & Enrich Assessment online by clicking on the Prepare & Enrich tab (select Marriage Enrichment in the form options). After you do the assessment, a current Mentor Couple will contact you to go over the results. The Prepare & Enrich Facilitator Training is your next step! If you are interested in serving as a mentor couple in 2022-2023, please get started now. We are excited to get to know you and are thankful you are willing to share your lives with others! Next Prepare & Enrich Facilitator Training TBD

Fall 2023 Events

Vertical Marriage Study

Sundays | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM | Room 309

Join the Marriage Sunday School Class for Vertical Marriage, a study featuring humorous and relatable video sessions followed by group discussion and an intentional couple’s connection.

Love Reboot with Jon Anderson

Friday, September 29 & 30 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, October 1 | 1:30 PM – 7:00 PM | FPC Student Center

All marriages go through times of struggle. This weekend is specifically for when you are feeling distant and in conflict with each other. This is the BEST way to find your way back to love and intimacy with your spouse. It’s worth investing your time and money in this weekend to restore what is broken. Please share with friends – we all need support in marriage. Visit growinglovenetwork.org/love-reboot for more information and registration.

CBC Citywide Date Night

Thursday, September 28 | 6:30 PM | Tickets $25 per couple


Community Bible Church is hosting a city-wide Date Night event featuring Ted Lowe from Atlanta. Ted is the author of the book “Us In Mind,” and he will share how small shifts in your thoughts can lead to monumental changes in your marriage. Ted’s biblical, engaging, and fun approach promises an unforgettable experience that will inspire you to take your relationship to new heights. After Ted speaks, CBC will feature “The Newlywed Game: Pastors and Their Wives Edition.” Prepare for a night of laughter as a few CBC pastors and their wives step into the spotlight for the hilarious and heartwarming Newlywed Game! Watch as they navigate through entertaining questions that test their knowledge of each other. Get ready to witness their genuine moments of vulnerability, all while learning valuable insights about what makes a marriage truly special.

Partner Links

San Antonio Marriage Initiative YouTube Channel for teaching on Biblical Marriage.

“The Acceptance: What Brings And Keeps Lifelong Love”

Drawing from the latest research, top experts, and 25 years of experience helping couples, Jon R. Anderson reveals what is at the core of what motivates us to desire a mate, and how those dynamics continue to play out for the duration of the relationship. The Acceptance will provide you with numerous “Ah-ha” moments and bring clarity to many practical ways you can actively bring about positive change and establish a relationship that will keep growing for a lifetime.

About the Author

Jon R. Anderson is the founder and president of Growing Love Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to revolutionizing relationships for lifelong love. Jon is best known for leading more than 125 marriage intensive workshops, Love Reboot, and his podcast. Relationship Rewire. He is the author of Growing Love and 365 Days of Growing Love.

Praise for The Acceptance

Jon Anderson really understands how to help marriages. From the home needing a tune-up to the family needing an overhaul, Jon can help. I would trust him with any challenge or concern. He is a terrific resource. And, even more, he is a dear friend. – Max Lucado – New York Times Bestselling Author
Jon and his family have been committed to strengthening marriages and family as long as I’ve known him, and that has been over 20 years. His advice is based on scripture in real world marriages. – David Robinson – NBA MVP and Champion, Founder of the Carver Academy
Hands down, you can trust Jon’s work and The Acceptance! Using real stories and clear research, Jon lays a reliable path for any couple to be one another’s first choice. Practical tools also provide tangible ways to lead any couple toward hope and a thriving marriage relationship. For nearly married couples to veterans, Danny and I are delighted to add The Acceptance to our arsenal of marriage resources. – Anna Panter – Cofounder of Marriage Strong