Helping Engaged couples prepare for a marriage they’ll love.

Ready to Wed™

Focus on the Family and Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley have assembled trusted Christian experts, Juli Slattery and Gary Chapman, for the new Ready to Wed™ Engaged Couples Curriculum. This easy-to-use resource is for those who mentor engaged couples and for pastors/churches who wish to use it for premarital counseling and Christian marriage preparation.

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Did you know that 80% of couples who get 8 – 10 hours of quality premarital education stay together?

Hands-on in helping other couples

Dr. Greg Smalley serves as the vice president of Marriage and Family Formation at Focus on the Family and his wife Erin Smalley serves as the Strategic Spokesperson for Marriage Ministries at Focus on the Family. Greg and Erin have written a number of books including the widely popular Ready to Wed, Crazy Little Thing called Marriage, Fight Your Way to a Better Marriage, The DNA of Relationships, The DNA of Parent and Teen Relationships, Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage and The Whole-Hearted Wife. Together they have conducted marriage intensives, spoken at marriage enrichment seminars nationally and internationally, and encouraged couples toward developing a deeply satisfying marriage.

Married since 1992, Greg and Erin enjoy climbing Colorado’s mountain ranges with their three daughters, Taylor, Murphy, and Annie, and son, Garrison.

Ready to Wed™ Products

Ready to Wed™ Kit

Ready to Wed™ Engaged Couples kit features an engaging 10-session DVD series, a leader’s guide, two copies of the couple’s workbook, and the humorous and insightful Ready to Wed book co-authored by Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley along with other marriage experts. From in-laws and finances, to intimacy and chores, Ready to Wed is the perfect pre-marital program to help a pastor or mentor couple prepare engaged couples for the joys and challenges of a lifetime marriage. Promotional materials for church program launch are also included on a resource disk.

Ready to Wed™ Book

Written for engaged couples, this book is full of tools, tips, and instructions that start a couple on a straight path to a strong marriage. Emphasizing that marriage and family are good, the book integrates the 12 Traits of a Thriving Marriage to help prepare and strengthen marriages from the start. A vital resource for those who mentor engaged couples and for pastors/churches who wish to use it in a premarital counseling program.

Ready to Wed™ Couples Workbook

As you progress through Ready to Wed™ kit with your pastor or mentor couple, this guide will help you and your future spouse work together to build the foundation for a marriage that will last a lifetime. For participation in the DVD series, you and your fiancé should have your own copy of the workbook.

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Read the Book

In this book, we will cover a comprehensive look at everything you will need to start building a marriage you will love. Loaded with examples, suggestions, and instructions based on the 12 traits of a thriving marriage, this valuable resource will launch engaged couples and newlyweds on a lifetime adventure!

Find a Mentor Couple

We can’t emphasize enough (both from research and personal experience!) how important it is to have the support and encouragement of a “veteran” couple to walk alongside you! We encourage you to seek out a couple a few steps ahead of you and that can invest in your marriage as you begin your life together.

Take the Couple Checkup

The Couple’s Checkup is designed by our partner organization, Prepare and Enrich, to give you a clear snapshot of your relationship highlighting both your strengths and growth areas. This valuable information will provide a basis for helpful discussions and opportunities for growth as you prepare for your upcoming marriage journey.

The Voucher code (see below) allows you or your fiancé(e) to complete an Individual Profile, which describes how one person perceives the relationship.
Then upgrade, and have your fiancé(e) take their half of the Couple Checkup and receive the full Couple Checkup Report, a 20-25 page report that will be extremely valuable. As a Ready to Wed couple, you can complete the Checkup at a 30% discount!
To Start the Free Individual Profile:

  1. Click the “Get Started” button above
  2. On the Couple Checkup site, click “Get Started”
  3. Type in the Voucher Code: CCBOOK—READY—TOWED

Once you have completed the Individual Profile, upgrade to the Couple Checkup by having your partner take the assessment and receive your Checkup Report.