What is the Twogether in Texas program?

By February 27, 2021April 12th, 2021Miscellaneous

Twogether In Texas provides a $60 discount off the $60 fee for the Texas marriage license when engaged couples complete 8 hours of pre-marital education. Texas also waives the 3-day waiting period, so couples are able to get married the same day they apply for their license.

How Does It Work?

The process is convenient and simple:

1)    Order One of Our Twogether In Texas-Approved Courses

Select one of the courses below to get started:

Each course is certified by the Twogether in Texas program, so you can choose the one that is a good fit for you as a couple. Spanish versions are available for all courses. Each course costs $95, but is reduced during COVID-19 to $75 per couple when you use the discount code SAVE20. After you have ordered, watch for an email with a link and a secure password that gives you access to all of the course material that you can now download to your computer or mobile device.

2)    Complete the Course

After you have downloaded the course, schedule time with your fiancé to follow the step-by-step instructions for enjoying the course together. Most of your 8 hours will be spent talking with each other by using the 10 guided conversations. You first think about what you want to say to your partner by filling out each conversation separately and writing your responses, and then you go back and forth talking it through. It’s actually very easy and fun! Brief teaching videos are provided to make it easy to complete the course. And the process is self-paced! You can complete the 8-hour course in a long day, weekend, or stretch it out over several weeks. That’s up to you. If you are like every other couple who has written a review, you will enjoy your time together focusing on YOU and the future that awaits you.

3)    Receive Your Completion Certificate

When you have finished the course, send us your completed work. We will try to email you an electronic copy of the Twogether in Texas statement of completion within an hour of receiving your work. Take the statement to the marriage license bureau and receive your $60 discount and have the 72-hour waiting period waived.

Want to learn more about the Twogether in Texas program? Click here.

Twogether in Texas Couple Testimonials

Over 500 couples have completed one of our courses under the Twogether in Texas program. Here is what a few of them had to say about their experience:

Carmelle and Tristan

Carmelle and Tristan

What a remarkable journey!  This has been a wonderful experience! We are both getting married for the first time and knew that we needed help in this journey.  This has been one of the most rewarding experiences and is highly recommended.  This course covers everything – it’s quite in-depth.  We liked the self-paced nature of the course and being able to come back and have deep discussions.  I will no doubt recommend this course to any and everyone that asks for premarital counseling.  And we look forward to the follow-up conversations weekly and annually.  Thank you Rev. Dr. Nelson! – Tristan and Carmelle

Bill and Devon

Bill and Devon

Devon and I were excited to do pre-marital counseling from the get-go. We recognize how helpful it is to be on the same page when it comes to our newly joint lives. I also was a little apprehensive – we’ve moved in together and have had a lot of hard, important talks and wondered what else we needed to go through. Clearly I was wrong, there was still a lot for us to talk about; a lot more we could learn about each other. We learned about the ways we think and more importantly the ways we think differently. We’ve learned about big things like our mutual disinterest in having children, as well as how seemingly small things were also important – like what chores we do or do not like to do. Ultimately, though; I think most importantly, we continued to learn how to be vulnerable with each other and how to respectfully have important, heavy conversations. Even the conversations we felt were easier were still nice. Just being together for a specific time where we could talk was wonderful. I looked forward to hearing Devon’s responses to the questions as well as her comments on my responses. This was a wholly appreciated experience and I was happy to have gone through it. - Bill When Bill and I got engaged, I automatically knew that it was important for us to do some form of pre-marital counseling, because as someone who has lived with depression for most of my life, I knew I would need to do the emotional work to prepare myself and Bill for our marriage. I expected to tackle some difficult issues and learn more about how to resolve conflicts, but what I didn’t expect was to fall even more in love with Bill by going through this process over the past couple of months. It has been so important for us to have these conversations, especially as we’ve been struggling to plan our wedding during the pandemic, and I feel like we are about to start our marriage off in the best way because of the work we’ve put in. I will recommend this program to all of my friends, and I look forward to continuing to use the resources we’ve been given for years to come! Thank you for offering such a great program!! - Devon

Maria and Ryan

Reverend Frank, I am so happy that we were able to go through your course. It has reminded us that this is a really big commitment and the love we have for each other has grown. We have been through many trials throughout our relationship and this has been a great way to reflect on those things and to realize what has gotten us through so far. I also enjoyed going over a lot of the things we had covered early in our relationship. Talking about our families and how those things have made us able to love in a relationship. I would recommend this course to all newly engaged couples as well because it has great tools to remind us how to keep an open mind heart and communicate. Thank you again for your advice and great course! - Maria and Ryan

Anna and Quin

Anna and Quin – Basic Non-Religious Course

Dear Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson, thank you so much for putting together such a wonderful marriage prep course!  The course was easy to navigate and with it being online, very easy to work in with our schedules.  The content was great and thought provoking.  We had great conversations and the course really solidified why we were getting married in the first place. Thank you!  – Anna and Quin

Marie and Sean

Marie and Sean

We had already discussed a few of these things such as religion, children, and finances, but I found the course helpful in going into more depth on those subjects and discussing things. I also really appreciated the issue resolution section to break down how to resolve conflict. The course helped us realize new ways to resolve conflict as well as potential situations that can arise over the course of our marriage. It helped us to articulate our feelings and have honest discussions. – Marie and Sean

Jennifer and Alexandria

Jennifer and Alexandria

We reached out to Dr. Frank Nelson, for our marriage only course and we are beyond grateful and excited for our next chapter of our lives. Taking this course with Dr. Frank has been nothing but such an amazing learning experience for the both of us and we can’t wait to sit down later on and see our growth from this course. We thank you so much Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson for the opportunity and the learning through this process. With love, Jennifer and Alexandria

Kayla and Charles

Kayla and Charles

I am so pleased with the experience and your working sessions for marriage preparation. We’ve been together quite a while now and time can start to go by without taking a moment to reflect. This was a great opportunity for us to look back on our time together and how that can prepare us for a future together and really allowed us to set focused time aside to solely work on strengthening our relationship. This is something I highly recommend for every couple, even if you are already married! We now even plan to keep doing sessions like these every few months. – Kayla This course has prepared me for marriage by allowing reflection on many key items that are essential to a happy and healthy marriage. This course brought us closer together through conversation and communication. I feel like we are much more prepared for marriage and have better communication as a result of this course. – Charles

Kelly and Alex

Kelly and Alex

We were skeptical about taking a marriage course because we felt like we had very good communication and already had been together for quite a long time. However, we really enjoyed doing this course and learned new things about each other. It was a great way to prepare us for this next step in life together. Without it, we would not have taken the time to reflect on some of these big topics and ensure we are aligned on how we want to go through life together. Thank you for really helping to guide us! – Kelly We really enjoyed the course. It made us discuss good conversations that all couples should have but do not think to make time for. These are things very important for a happy and healthy life together. We identified similarities and differences. It was a very nice experience to have together. Thank you! – Alex

Jen and Joe

I am so happy Joseph and I decided to take this course before getting married. Although we have known each other and been in a relationship for over ten years now, we had very deep and meaningful conversations about very important topics. It was so nice to share with each other our personal thoughts and emotions regarding our wedding, future marriage and shared life. We are definitely more prepared to take on life together! I feel we will be looking back at our answers to many of these topics in the future. The course itself was easy to follow and understand, and during these times, the convenience of it being online was necessary for us. I would definitely recommend this course to engaged couples, but I even feel it would be beneficial for already married couples! Thank you so much for this course! - Jen I thought the questions in this course were a great way to communicate with my future wife about topics we wouldn’t typically talk about on a regular basis, especially for how long we have already been together. Even though we know each other very well, it was nice to learn new things about my future wife, and how we each view certain topics. I think that this course helped us grow closer together as a couple, and will help us succeed in our marriage. It was convenient that we could go at our own pace, and I loved being able to set up “dates” to tackle a few topics at a time. I feel so excited and ready to marry Jennifer, and I think being able to discuss all these important topics beforehand definitely contributes to that feeling. I would recommend this course to other couples. - Joe

Sandra and Jesus

Sandra and Jesus

This course has been very beneficial to me because it brought up subjects that I knew needed to be discussed. The questions provoked a great conversation for me to have with Jesus. There were lots of tears from me but in a good way. I hope that we will continue to have these kinds of talks in the future. – Sandra Let me first thank you because I feel this has helped significantly. I learned new things about [Sandra] that I now know will further help grow our relationship. We talk often and well enough that I’m happy to say we have a very solid foundation. I feel this course is one more tool to add to our strong and still growing relationship. I worry you’ll think our responses are generic and not thought out. I would hope you understand the depth in which these responses were made. I can honestly say each answer was made with careful thought and consideration. – Jesus