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Congratulations on your upcoming wedding – and on taking steps to prepare for a healthy marriage! We wholeheartedly believe in the sanctity and seriousness of marriage, and we want to work hard to create meaningful ways to partner with you and your fiancé as you prepare for it.

Twice a year, in January and in September, we offer a 6-8 week group pre-marital class. Examples of potential things covered in the class might include Myers-Briggs, conflict resolution, finances, and communication skill building. At the end of the class, every couple meets with a counselor to go through a Prepare-Enrich assessment. Also, completing our pre-marital class qualifies couples to receive a discount on their marriage license (see the Ramsey County web site for more info)!

If you can’t take the class but you’d like to have a Woodland pastor officiate your ceremony*, we require couples to receive five sessions with a referred Prepare-Enrich counselor. (*Sorry, we do not host weddings in our building.)

The first step in the process is to complete an engaged couples profile. This allows us to get to know you both better and helps us find the best way we can partner together with you through this important process. Just contact us to get started!


"The best thing about The Refuge support groups is the super nice people! This place is such a blessing. We love the dinner, the music and the different guest speakers."

– Support group participant