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South Side Baptist Church's 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 (Keep God First); there is mutual love & respect; we keep our covenant promises; and we have lots of fun together.

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"Walking Together" Marriage Bible Study by Jack & Cynthia Heald

Bible Study for Married Couples - Wednesdays, 6:00pm-7:45pm

SSBC Education Building

Begins August 30th - Cost: $25 per couple

Contact: Chris Mathis

SSBC will be offering the “Walking Together” marriage Bible study again this fall. This 15-week class will combine Bible study, group discussion and fun activities to enrich your marriage and help you grow as a couple. You will be equipped to understand your individual identity in Christ, promote your partner's spiritual and personal welfare, and walk together in an intimate, lasting marriage relationship. “Walking Together” is open to any married couple, whether you have been married a few months or many years! The cost is $25 per couple and childcare is available. Class size is limited, so register soon by contacting Chris Mathis HERE.

MarriedPeople MONTHLY

Every month, a MarriedPeople Monthly email is sent out to encourage our church members in their marriages. It contains go-and-do’s that couples can actually go and do! In each issue, you'll hear from other married people and what they are doing to make their marriages more of what they want them to be, or how they navigate through some of the challenges we face.

Sign up for the MarriedPeople Monthly E-zine here


PREMARITAL - B4UR1 - Merge (Premarital Class)

Check back in the fall for our next class

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

(do not have to be members of SSBC)

Where: South Side Baptist Church 1425 S. 7th, Abilene, TX 79602

When: Wednesday nights from 6:00-8:00 pm


Cost: $40 per couple (Class Materials & Snacks)

Click here for a merge testimonial video (ignore the date at the end)

For questions, please email


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 12-18 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 February if there are enough couples interested.

For information or to register contact us at

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