Seriously dating, or engaged and ready to learn ways to build a great marriage that lasts? Congratulations! You’re considering or have perhaps made the most important decision of your lives. Our mentoring sessions are a great first step towards building a Godly, Christ-centered marriage. For those interested, we are honored to be able to support you through the process. Here’s the basics:

To help you decide if our Pre-Marital Group is best suited for you, each couple will have a one-hour private introductory meeting with Pastor Van. Then, if everything fits (schedule, group guidelines, and expectations), you’ll join our confidential Pre-Marital Group Series. Each couple can expect to get to know one another on a deeper level, grow spiritually and emotionally together, and leave with important skills to use throughout your lives. The eight-week series meets for two-hours weekly. (Times TBD, depending on what works for participants.)

The fee is $300 total + processing fees, to be arranged after the introductory meeting.  (If you anticipate any challenges with the amount, please discuss this in the initial meeting.) 

Couples are asked to purchase the book “Preparing for Marriage” by Dennis Rainey, available on Amazon.

Pastor Van Dobbins has been married for over 20 years and has been mentoring couples for years. He uses his experience in his own marriage, the knowledge gained from working with both married and dating couples, as well as an extensive time being mentored and trained by counseling specialists and other pastors from around the world. His heart and counseling style is rooted firmly in the word of God and he works to see every couple come to know and love Christ in their marriages. He believes hearts sold out for Christ make marriages that can stand the test of time.

If you have any questions or concerns with anything above, feel free to contact us, or speak with your counselor in person. Our heart as a church to serve the couples in our midst, and we will do our best to work with you to make that happen!



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Pastor Van Dobbins


Every Nation Cincinnati Church


3722 Clifton Ave Cincinnati, OH 45220


$300 + processing fees