Pre-Marital Counseling


No pre-marital counseling is required to be married by Rev. Phil.


Remember that you are not only preparing for a wedding but for a marriage! At least you should be. These three resources will help you.

The Best Book

Here is the very best pre-marital book Rev. Phil knows of. It is called “Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts” or “Saving Your Second Marriage Before It Starts.” There is a workbook for each of you to fill out, on your own, and then discuss what you wrote.

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The idea is to make sure you are talking through all the important issues of life before (or after) your ceremony. After all, you’re not just planning a wedding but a marriage!

There is one chapter, but only one chapter, on religion.

Meeting the needs of a generation overwhelmed by divorce odds, relationship experts Les & Leslie Parrott share seven key questions to help couples identify and overcome stumbling blocks to a building a healthy, lifelong marriage.

Get these books at the complimentary one hour consultation:

At the end of the complimentary one hour consultation, you can purchase the set — Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts + workbook for men + workbook for women — at Rev. Phil’s cost. He makes no profit. He just wants you to get these.

Order online:

  • For couples marrying for the first time – click here
  • For couples where either one is marrying for the second time – click here

The Best Seminar – in S. Barrington and Chicago

Willow Creek Church in S. Barrington and downtown Chicago has an excellent 5-part weekday evening seminar called “Two to One”. You do not need to be a member or even attend their church to go to the seminars. It’s $20 per person.

“Two to One” Topics:

  • The Power of Love in your Marriage
  • The Power of Truth through your Communication
  • The Power of Grace through your Conflict Resolution
  • The Power of Intimacy
  • The Power of Freedom through your Finances

Weekend Conference at a Hotel

Go to a Weekend to Remember conference.

It’s a Friday evening through Sunday afternoon at a nice resort or hotel in the Chicago area (and all over the country). Recent conferences have been at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort and Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale.

It is for engaged couples (like you) and married couples.

This is a Christian-based conference. If you go to church, you’ll find this comfortable. If not, you probably won’t. They talk a lot about the Bible (which is God’s instruction manual for life, including marriage.)

The Next Step



Meet Rev. Phil for a Complimentary One Hour Consultation! (a $100 Value)

Rev. Phil will email you a number of dates and times when he can meet you — evenings and weekends, with several Panera Bread locations to choose from.

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