Creating a Marriage Preparation Experience that Lasts Forever
We need a whole new way of doing pre-marital counseling for this
generation. This new generation desires meaningful relationships. They
want something that is experiential and authentic to provide practical tools
to help a marriage work. At Legacy Family Ministries, we believe that
there are five essentials that describe The Countdown Experience:
biblical, experiential, authentic, relational and practical. These core values
combined with an interactive mix of personal stories, visual aids, props,
and humor make The Countdown Experience a unique way of preparing
couples for marriage.
What is the Legacy Countdown Leader Network?
It is a network of Christian leaders in marriage & family ministry – pastors,
ministers and lay couples who utilize "To Have & To Hold" for pre-marital
education and preparation for couples.
How do I become a Countdown Leader?
1. Attend a Countdown training event
2. Agree to Legacy Family Ministries Statements of Belief
Agree to the Statement of Faith, Statement of Marriage, and Essentials
3. Become a Marriage Educator
Marriage Educators use their lives to teach and facilitate principles,
skills, and attitudes through an interactive process rather than
professional mental health counseling.
4. Use "To Have & To Hold" Materials
The "To Have & To Hold" Bible study book, Leader Guide, Countdown
to Sexual Intimacy CD, and curriculum plan have been specifically
designed to incorporate the five elements of The Countdown
5. Build a Prayer Support Team
Find a team of supporters who will provide prayer and encouragement
for your ministry.
6. Honor Copyright Laws
Agree not to alter the Countdown published material without permission
from Legacy Family.
7. Utilize Marriage Investors
We believe a valuable component of The Countdown Experience is for
couples to identify 10 marriage investors to pray, support, and
encourage them during this course and first year of marriage (highly
recommended, but optional).
8. Use Pre-Marital Inventory
Use SYMBIS, FOCCUS, Prepare, or similar marriage preparation
inventory (recommended, but optional).