Prepare to Last

Start strong and create a great marriage


Too many couples today are spending a great deal of time and money planning for their wedding, but spending little, if any, time planning for their future. 



As ministry partners with Chick-fil-A's WinShape Marriage Foundation, Jeff & Debby were honored to have been chosen for an investment to create a cutting-edge, quality program designed to prepare seriously-dating, engaged and newlywed couples for a successful Christian marriage. In partnership with Dr. David Olson of Prepare-Enrich, considered to be the world's foremost expert on relational assessment, they developed an objective way for couples to assess the strength of their relationship and then receive solid teaching for areas of needed growth in an engaging, inspiring experience.




The Prepare To Last Retreat

is held every spring and fall at Chick-fil-A's world-class WinShape Marriage Retreat. During their weekend, couples experience engaging teaching in an adventurous, fun-filled environment where they'll have time for meaningful discussion and reflection, surrounded by the beauty of the north Georgia mountains.




The Prepare To Last Resource

was produced for couples to go through on their own or under the leadership of a counselor/minister, or as a part of a small group. It comes in three formats:

The Couple's Kit, which includes the cost of the highly-acclaimed Couples Checkup assessment, five DVDs filled with the engaging teaching of Jeff & Debby, two couples workbooks, and two audio CDs. These are for couples who want to go through the materials themselves, or for those who wish to give the resource as an engagement or wedding gift.

The Leader Kit, which is produced for clergy and counselors who want to take couples or groups through in-depth premarital counseling with couples individually or as small groups. It includes a leader's guide, couple's workbook, five DVDs, two audio CDs and the ability to access the Couple Checkup reports from the couples under their care.

The Small Group Couple's Kit includes the cost of the Couple Checkup, two workbooks, and two audio CDs. It is provided for those couples who are attending a small group Prepare to Last study or retreat through a local church, counseling center or university.


To see scheduled retreats, cost, and to register through the retreat center, click here: WinShape Retreat. Be sure to sign up for these early, since they are often filled up to six months in advance! 

To purchase the Prepare To Last resource, call our office at (865) 769-2611.