plan your happily ever after

build intimacy  ·  communicate clearly  ·  shape your story

Starting Well is a creative, confidential, and customized Pre-Marital course that sets couples up for lifelong love.

Grow your groove.

avoid the ruts.

Don't be 'that couple': distracted at dinner, miserable over money, and unwilling to dance.

We can help you start something different.

Starting Well has helped couples just like you build a marriage that lasts and laughs.

The Main course

The 6-week course includes:

  • 3 counseling sessions in Oxford, Tupelo or online

  • the research-backed SYMBIS marriage assessment

  • a copy of Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts

  • the blueprint for 3 essential date nights


3 Pastoral Counseling Sessions ($132 each),

plus a 50$ fee for the Assessment and Book.

The options

Long-Distance Relationship

A videochat version for couples far from Oxford or far from each other

The Second Chance

We'll explore the unique challenges and opportunities for second marriages.

The Weekender

Get prepped over a single weekend in Oxford, MS.

The Bridal Party

A group format that creates community and a lower price for each couple.

The Early Bird Special

Get prepped before you get engaged to answer your questions and visit your future.


starting well is easy:


Complete the marriage assessment.


Schedule your sessions.


Start well.

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More about Pat

The course facilitator has over a decade of Marriage Prep experience.


Frequently Asked Questions

Find some answers.

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More about SYMBIS

Details on the powerful assessment at the heart of our program.

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I am very grateful for the opportunity to see clients under the supervision and within the community of my colleagues at The Wellness Centers of Oxford and Tupelo.

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