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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.

Marriage Mentors

Marriage Mentors are not counselors, but they are passionate about enriching and restoring marriages. We refuse to buy into the status quo, “divorce is acceptable,” attitude that much of our culture accepts and even promotes. Therefore, we work hard to establish the most practical transferable tools that will help mentors produce positive measurable results. You and your spouse will meet weekly for 90 minutes with a mentor couple to help strengthen and grow your relationship. Marriage Mentors are trained to work with pre-marital couples, established marriages in need of enrichment, and troubled marriages in need of restoration. For more information, call Pastor Kevin at (239) 574-7161.

 

Marriage classes offered during the year: 

Dynamic Marriage

...is 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, call Jana Barclay 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.

 

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

 

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.