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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.


  • Friday & Saturday, March 31 & April 1 – “My Love Lasts” Marriage Weekend
Register for Marriage Weekend

Visit Events Tab for more information.

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

For the 2022-2023 year, the Marriage Ministry will be reading and learning from “The Acceptance” by 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

“My Love Lasts” Marriage Weekend

Friday & Saturday, March 31 & April 1 at First Presbyterian Church

“My Love Lasts” is a weekend developed by Jon Anderson and has been done multiple times with great success!  Just a reminder, Jon Anderson has been teaching us all year, author of “The Acceptance,” he also works with our local mission partner, SAMI.   The weekend will consist of him teaching, break out sessions, fun times and 3 meals!  Friday 6:00 PM-9:00 PM & Saturday 8:30 AM-4:00 PM at FPC Westminster Hall.

The Marriage Ministry Committee has decided to offer the “My Love Lasts” Marriage Weekend March 31-April 1 (originally $150/couple) for FREE!  The Marriage Committee will cover all costs for up to 70 couples!  So let’s pack the house!  We will have a table in Mauze Lobby on Sundays all through March for people to sign up!

Registration includes this incredible weekend of learning along with meals, snacks, and childcare (parents must pack meals for their own kids.) Register now to reserve your spot!

Register for Marriage Weekend


Friday, March 31

6:00 PM – Welcome & Dinner
7:00 PM – Guest Speaker Jon Anderson
8:15 PM – Breakout Sessions
9:00 PM – Depart from Breakout Sessions

Saturday, April 1

8:30 AM – Self serve coffee and snacks
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Teaching and Breakout Sessions
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM – Box Lunches
12:15 PM – 4:00 PM – Teaching and Breakout Sessions


Fall 2022 Focus on Marriage Weekend

Get a taste of our upcoming Marriage Weekend by watching Jon Anderson speak at our recent Fall 2022 Focus on Marriage Weekend.

Partner Links

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

Fall 2022 Focus on Marriage Weekend

“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