Because you know

“Happily Ever After”

Doesn’t Happen By Accident.



Gift them Prepare to Last!

We all want our kids and loved ones to experience their dreams coming true.

For that to happen, they need to first be equipped to face reality. Otherwise, rather than realized dreams, they’ll live in unfulfilled fantasies.

  • How do you provide that reality in a way that they’ll be willing to listen?
  • How do you teach them what they’ll need in a way that will be engaging and inspire them to ask more questions?
  • How do you make sure they’ll not just have a great wedding, but a great marriage?
  • How do you help give the couple you love something more impactful than just another item on their registry?
  • What can you give them that they’ll literally use the rest of their marriage?
Author, “The Five Love Languages”

Dr. Gary Chapman

I don’t know of a better way to prepare a couple for marriage than this engaging resource.

It is a unique experience for couples who want to have a life-long healthy marriage.

If you are a nearly or newlywed couple, or someone who wants to help couples get their marriage started strong, Prepare To Last is the place to go!

We first released Prepare to Last as a retreat for Chick-fil-A’s WinShape Retreat back in 2005.


Eventually, as more and more churches, seminaries, and universities heard about what we were teaching, they started asking for us to make the content available to them. Then, others who couldn’t get to a retreat or go through it at a church started asking us to take it all online so it can be accessible to every couple directly.

Now this updated, refreshed version is available to you!

THOUSANDS of couples have gone through Prepare to Last, and we have followed many of them through their entire marriage. 

Now that the first attending couples have been married for over 18 years, we’re proud to say most of them report being happily married, saying they still refer back to the lessons they learned and insights they gained way back at Prepare to Last!

TAUGHT BY EXPERTS

Jeff & Debby McElroy are one of the most sought-after couples in the national marriage & family field, with over 30 years experience.

PROVEN ASSESSMENT

Includes the highly-respected Couple Checkup assessment (a $35 value) in partnership with Prepare-Enrich and Dr. David Olson.

GLOBALLY TRUSTED

Used by Chick-fil-A's WinShape Marriage Foundation, thousands of couples and hundreds of churches around the world.

INTERACTIVE TEACHING

Entertaining, interactive teaching style, with two groups of couples of varied backgrounds who process the content with Jeff & Debby.

GUIDED DATE NIGHTS

Fun guided date nights are included as a part of the experience to help you apply the skills you learn in the teaching.

8 CORE TOPICS

Expectations, Communication, Conflict, Personalities, Finances, Intimacy, Spiritual Unity, and Goals & Dreams.

MARRIAGE MENTORS

Access to marriage mentors of all ages and backgrounds through the first five years of marriage.

PROFESSIONAL

Professionally-produced, proven, Biblically-based, on-demand content.

COMMUNITY OF COUPLES

A community of couples with similar values also beginning the marriage journey.

Prepare to Last is not just a book and one-way flow of information. The online experience contains both entertaining and engaging video content by national speakers, Jeff & Debby McElroy. For many men who don’t like to read, this mode of delivery is perfect. From their over 30 years on the global marriage ministry circuit, the McElroys know how to deliver in a style that allows both men and women to enjoy the topic. Along with the McElroys’ teaching, your couples will hear from a variety of couples of all ages and backgrounds who have gone through Prepare to Last themselves and are learning how to apply it to their stage of marriage. Surrounding all of that great content is an online community with opportunities for couples to engage and ask questions.

Couples get free access to the Couple Checkup relationship assessment from the most widely respected, world-renowned leader in the field, Prepare-Enrich. Your couples will receive an in-depth report, giving them an honest, objective look at their relationship. Throughout the course content, couples will be referred back to that report to help them understand how to apply the teaching directly to their relationship!

Prepare to Last is traditionally, Biblically based. Couples will be taught the purpose for marriage, and get a clear picture of the reason God created it the way He did. They’ll also hear tangible application of Scripture in all areas of their marriage.

Prepare to Last is not just a “before the altar” resource. Most premarital resources are filled with great information. The problem is, at the point many couples are reading through it, they don’t even know how much they’re going to need it until a couple of years into the marriage. Those first five years are when a couple lays the foundation that will establish many of the dynamics of the marriage from that point on.

Prepare to Last doesn’t just give couples information and then wishes them good luck. We continue walking with couples through the first five years of their marriage!

We are the only resource that provides online marriage mentoring for our couples through those most formative years of their marriage. And it’s all included in their enrollment for no extra charge! They’ll be able to directly message the mentors they get to know in the videos, and even have access to Jeff & Debby McElroy, the creators of the course, FOR THE FIRST FIVE YEARS OF THEIR MARRIAGE! NO OTHER PREMARITAL RESOURCE OFFERS THIS!

"A few months ago, my wife and I purchased ‘Prepare to Last’ for our son and his girlfriend.  We asked them to pray about going through this course prior to becoming engaged.  They are currently on session 5 and have been very have been very excited about the material being presented.

We found Prepare to Last through a Google search and to be honest, picked it over other courses due to seeing Gary Chapman’s endorsement.  

Shortly after purchasing the course for our son and his girlfriend, we purchased the course for ourselves.  Honestly, we wanted to make sure that the material being presented was aligned with God and His Word.

We finished the course tonight and 2 words come to our hearts and minds.  Those 2 words are Thank You!!!!! We could not have asked for a better course for our son and his girlfriend.  The material, delivery, and spiritual content in the course exceeded every expectation.  Well done!  Extremely well done!!!!!

My wife and I have been happily married for nearly 23 years and greatly benefited from the material presented as well.  Through the years we have made it to several marriage conferences, as well as other online courses, but both agree this was by far the best course we have ever been through.  Thank you for allowing God to use each of you and for pouring your lives into young couples such as our son and his girlfriend.  YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!"

Frequently Asked Questions

Choose whether you'd like to send a virtual e-gift card or a physical gift set below. Once you complete the purchase, you’ll be asked to enter the contact information of the couple.

If you’re purchasing the physical gift set, you’ll also enter the mailing address to which you want the gift sent - either yours so you can give it to them in person, or their mailing address so it can be mailed directly to them!

f you’re purchasing the virtual e-gift card, the couple will receive an email with the e-card, showing the gift is from you, with instructions on how to get registered for the course and community.

Only $149 for the physical gift set, or $129 for the virtual e-gift card.


The difference between the two is:

The Physical Gift Set is a beautifully packaged physical gift, rather than just access to the course and community.

● Includes the Preparing You Heart for Marriage Devotional by Gary Thomas

● Nicely designed card showing the gift is given from you

● Also has a hand-signed card from the creators, Jeff & Debby McElroy, with instructions on how to join the course and community as your gift


The e-gift card is emailed with a nicely-design card showing the gift is form you

● Includes instructions on how to get registered and start the course for free


Both options provide your couple with membership to a world-class premarital resource to give them...

● A strong foundation through dynamic content

● Access to marriage mentors online for five years

● A big leap ahead of other couples towards a great, lasting marriage!

The difference between the two is:


The Physical Gift Set is a beautifully packaged physical gift, rather than just access to the course and community.

● Includes the Preparing You Heart for Marriage Devotional by Gary Thomas

● Nicely designed card showing the gift is given from you

● Also has a hand-signed card from the creators, Jeff & Debby McElroy, with instructions on how to join the course and community as your gift


The e-gift card is emailed with a nicely-design card showing the gift is from you

● Includes instructions on how to get registered and start the course for free


Both options provide your couple with membership to a world-class premarital resource to give them...

● A strong foundation through dynamic content

● Access to marriage mentors online for five years

● A big leap ahead of other couples towards a great, lasting marriage!


Yes! Once you've purchased a gift for a couple you love, you'll have the opportunity to purchase additional gifts for other couples immediately afterwards.

Give a couple you love something
more meaningful than gifts from a registry.


Give them the foundation for a lasting, Christ-honoring marriage!
INVEST IN THEIR HAPPILY EVER AFTER!

With either gift, once the couple has registered their account, they’ll have access to:

⭐ On-demand, engaging teaching couples can watch together or independently

⭐ Proven Couple Checkup assessment ($35 value if purchased separately)

⭐ Digital discussion guide to help couples explore their relationship strengths and areas of needed growth

⭐ Couple Community where couples can engage with other couples

⭐ Access to marriage mentors and Jeff & Debby for the first five years of their marriage!