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Marriage Ministry

Ministry Overview

The Marriage Ministry team is passionate about making sure that marriages stay healthy an thriving at Grace Church!  Classes, conferences and workshops are scheduled throughout the year so you can connect with other married couples and learn how to stay married for life.


Tentative Class Schedule:

Tuesday Night         

Start Date     End Date

01/21/14        04/2/14       Transform----Fight Less, Love More (Team Marzella)           

04/16/14        05/18/14            

06/10/14        07/22/14      Class ? – Team Wambolt

08/19/14        10/07/14       Transform----United  (Team Barclay)


Wednesday Night

Start Date     End Date

1/22/14          2/26/14        Transform----The Art of Marriage (Team Green)           

04/2/14          6/11/14           

Summer Break

08/20/14        10/24/14     Transform------Love Dare Bible Study w/Vow Renewal                           


Sunday Morning

Start Date      End Date

12/08/13        01/12/14     Five Love Languages (Team Hartline)

02/2/14          03/23/14     Boundary’s In Marriage (Team Nowacin)

04/27/14        06/08/14     Sacred Marriage (Team Hartline)



Below are some of the classes offered:


Dynamic Marriage an interactive, 8-week class that will help you and your spouse identify behaviors that may be damaging your marriage, develop healthy ways to deal with marital conflict and take concrete steps to meet each other's needs better than you ever have before. Designed for a group up to 12 couples, Dynamic Marriage integrates 4 powerful learning techniques to transform a good marriage into a great marriage. Through a unique blend of study, application, interaction and accountability, Dynamic Marriage guides you through a series of eight learning modules, each building on the lessons learned in the previous unit. By the end, you and your spouse communicate, interact, understand and love each other at a deeper, more intimate level. You now have your own Dynamic Marriage!  For more information, contact Jana at 239-229-5340.


The 5 Love Languages

...has helped countless couples identify practical and powerful ways to express love, simply by using the appropriate love language. Many husbands and wives who had spent years struggling through marriages they thought were loveless discovered one or both spouses had long been showing love through messages that weren’t getting through. By recognizing their different love languages, they witnessed the rebirth of the love they thought had been gone for good.


Courageous—Honor Begins at Home Bible Study

This powerful, video-based study provides a family-centered Bible study experience directed toward men and fathers, but also works as a couples' study. This 8-week study, utilizing COURAGEOUS movie clips, help groups create community, explore and apply God's Word, and strive to have Godly families.


Family Life - Home Builders Series

  • Covenant
  • Teamwork
  • Building Up your Spouse
  • Managing Pressure
  • Building Your Marriage to Last
  • Growing together in Christ
  • Improving Communication
  • Mastering Money
  • Resolving Conflict


Fireproof Your Marriage

...will challenge couples to love better, to love first and to love for a lifetime!  Curriculum is founded on Biblical principles for strong, God-centered, lifelong marriages and goes along with the Fireproof marriage sermons and tools.


Marriage You've Always Wanted

Do you have the intimate marriage God wants you to have? If not, The Marriage You've Always Wanted Bible Study can help you discover the sense of knowing and being known that is at the core of every good marriage relationship. As you learn how to listen, understand, communicate, handle anger, and resolve conflict, you and your spouse will grow in intimacy with each other and God. Learn what is at the heart of Christian marriage.


Boundaries In Marriage

Learn when to say yes and when to say no--to your spouse and to others--to make the most of your marriage Only when a husband and wife know and respect each other's needs, choices, and freedom can they give themselves freely and lovingly to one another. Boundaries are the "property lines" that define and protect husbands and wives as individuals. Once they are in place, a good marriage can become better, and a less-than-satisfying one can even be saved. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, counselors and authors of the award-winning best-seller Boundaries, show couples how to apply the 10 laws of boundaries that can make a real difference in relationships. They help husbands and wives understand the friction points or serious hurts and betrayals in their marriage---and move beyond them to the mutual care, respect, affirmation, and intimacy they both long for.

Boundaries in Marriage helps couples:

  • Set and maintain personal boundaries and respect those of their spouse
  • Establish values that form a godly structure and architecture for their marriage
  • Protect their marriage from different kinds of 'intruders'
  • Work with a spouse who understands and values boundaries--or work with one who doesn't.


The Art of Marriage

Every Marriage is unique, expressed by the colorful personalities of each spouse and textured by the circumstances at play in their lives. Blending these to make marriage work is a divinely inspired art form — challenging to master, but definitely worth the effort. Take your Marriage from good to great!


Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage

Experience Mark's hilarious, practical, and straight-forward advice about relationships through this twelve week study. Laugh and learn as you explore the underlying dynamics of male/female relationships. These life-changing marriage truths are related in a way that both challenges and conflicts, without being preachy, and confronts the harmful and destructive messages - from both the secular world and from churches - that have brought such devastation to marriages. Through these small group study guides, couples will learn Mark's honest and hard-hitting insights, with guidance to discuss and interact with each other, and be able to make real, positive changes in their marriages. 


More Information

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