Reflections Marriage Ministry

South Side Baptist Church's Reflections Marriage Ministry strives to help couples grow closer to Christ and, in turn, grow closer to each other. We believe that our marriages reflect Christ's love for the church and should be based on biblical principles where Christ is the foundation. We believe we should love God first, have mutual love & respect; keep our covenant promises; and have lots of fun together.

Please contact us at if you have any questions

Date Nights

We should continue to "date" our spouse even after the wedding as a way to stay connected and enjoy our marriage. SSBC's Date Nights are designed to be purposeful and FUN! You make the time and we will do all the work. We even provide free child care ...and feed them pizza.  You will pick up a Date Night packet in the church parking lot around 6:00pm before heading off on your date. Follow the instructions in your packet while you are out. Then you will return to the church at 8:00pm for dessert, fun, fellowship and a short wrap up session. That's it....easy peasy!

Check back later for information for our next Date Night - Coming Spring 2019!


Don't just prepare for a wedding...prepare for your MARRIAGE!

  • B4UR1 Premarital Class

    This class is designed to give engaged and seriously dating couples a unique opportunity to learn, seek wisdom, and receive counsel about marriage in a safe, fun, challenging and authentic environment.

    • What: 8 week Premarital Class
    • Who: Engaged or Seriously Dating couples (you do not have to be members of SSBC)
    • Where: South Side Baptist Church 1425 S. 7th, Abilene, TX 79602
    • We currently do not have a class going on. Check back in the Fall for more info!
    • Cost: $30 per couple (class materials & snacks)

    For questions or information on our next class, please email

  • Premarital Coaching/Discipleship

    We encourage all engaged couples to participate in premarital coaching/discipleship prior to their wedding day so they can understand how God designed marriage. Premarital Coaching/Discipleships includes 6-8 sessions with a Prepare/Enrich certified couple to help set the foundation for a strong Christian marriage.

    If you are interested in premarital counseling or have questions you can contact us at

Newly Married

Foundation Groups

Foundation Groups are for couples who have been married less than four years (3 years or less) to prepare for a lifetime of marital oneness and ministry within the context of Christ-centered community. Foundation Groups consist of 4-6 newly married couples who are led by a married coaching couple for 12 months through a set curriculum. During this time they will discuss a range of topics: Community, God’s View of Marriage, Communication & Conflict, Finances, and Intimacy. In the end, it is our hope that couples will establish a solid foundation for their marriage as they grow to be more like Jesus.

*Foundation groups start in September and January if there are enough couples interested.

For information or to register contact us at