Pre-Marriage

Canada Water Church offers pre-marital classes and counselling to engaged couples and those considering engagement who want to think through their commitment to each other. We want to help you look at how best to prepare for one of the greatest adventures in life: marriage.

Classes happen throughout the year dependent upon interest at the time. If you are interested in meeting with Kruger our pastor for classes then get in contact with us.


If you would like some resources that might help you to think through the implications of marriage, then a very useful book is The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller.

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“A man shall leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. This is a profound mystery…” - Ephesians 5:31-32

Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul-mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that marriage does not mean til death do us part, but merely for as long as my needs are being met; and that when serious differences arise, divorce is the best solution.  

According to the bible, all of these modern-day assumptions miss what marriage is all about. In The Meaning of Marriage, Timothy Keller, along with Kathy, his wife of thirty-six years, draws a profound portrait of marriage from the pages of Scripture that neither idealizes nor rejects the institution but points us back to the relationship between God and man. The result is a vision for marriage that is refreshingly frank and unsentimental, yet hopeful and beautiful. This book is for anyone from singles, to couples considering marriage, to those who have been married recently or for a long time.