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Marriage and Family Ministry 

 

BLENDED and BLESSED Step-Family Event/Livestream

This FREE event is for stepfamily couples, single parents, dating couples with kids and those who care about blended families. Listen in as gifted speakers discuss what you can do to have a healthy stepfamily marriage and family. Speakers include Christ Brooks, Rob and Rhonda Bugh, Ron Deal, Shaunti Feldhahn, Rob Hudson, Joneen Mackenzie, Lauren Reitsema, and Dave and Ann Wilson. For information on each speaker, click HERE.

DATE: April 27, 2019

Click HERE for complete details and to register your child(ren) for childcare.

 QUESTIONS: Contact pat.senkar@gracecma.org

 

TRIUMPH in MARRIAGE DINNER DATE

WHEN: Saturday, May 11

Enjoy an evening out with your spouse @ Grace for a buffet dinner and a presentation by Gerard and Jeannie Long, a couple who have endured the loss of two of their children and found rekindled hope, faith, joy, and purpose in their marriage. For more details, click HERE.

 

FAMILY CAMP 2019 @ Beulah Beach

Beulah Beach Family Camp is a fantastic way to escape your daily routines and get closer as a family than ever before. We would love you to join other Grace families June 28 - July 2 for this special time away that just may be the highlight of the year for you and your family. To register, click here: REGISTRATION and be sure to note WEEK 1 on your registration. For additional information and sample daily schedule for Family Camp, click HERE and scroll down.

 

Grow in Your Marriage

Great marriages don’t magically happen! They occur when couples are:
Intentional – they make their marriage a priority
Humble – they know there is always more to learn and apply
Wise – they recognize the need to be connected with others
Visionary – they know it is not just about their happiness

All couples need support and encouragement for the journey of marriage. Joining with others can help protect us from the hazards of isolation, such as the wrong thinking that no one else struggles as we do. Check out the following opportunities for growth in your marriage.

Coaching

Couples who are farther along on their journey of marriage are a great resource for less traveled couples!
The SmartMarriage Coaching Ministry pairs trained coaches with couples seeking help. We use Gary Chapman’s book, The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted, the Prepare and Enrich Assessment, and various other tools and media during this 6-9 week process.

The cost for the book and the assessment is $35 per couple.

Coaching represents a formal relationship in which there are regular meetings using a specific curriculum for a set period of time. For the purpose of Grace’s Marriage Ministry, this should not be confused with a mentoring relationship, which occurs informally, often at the initiation of a couple seeking wisdom and advice. In this situation, learning occurs through social activities or “doing life together,” rather than through formal training.

Contact: Susan at slblossomer679@gmail.com

Marriage Classes

• Newly Married/Preparing for Marriage Class: TO REGISTER for the Preparing for Marriage Class, please click "PREPARING FOR MARRIAGE CLASS" on the right sidebar to obtain the registration link.

• We offer the Preparing for Marriage Class is offered most quarters of the year. Please use the link below to see find the class' availability each quarter. 

View Current Class Listing to see what Marriage Classes are being offered 

[[NOTE: There will not be a Preparing for Marriage class the winter 2018-2019 quarter.]]

 

Step-Families

At Grace Church, we realize marriages and families can get messy. We want to support blended and stepfamilies and to be able to encourage them on their journeys.

Join other step-parents in their Sunday evening class: Parenting God's Way  Sunday evenings @ 6pm, first Sunday of the month. Questions: contact Tish McCullough

Below are links to additional information you may find helpful. 

 

Infertility - Support, Encouragement, and Understanding

Are you one in six couples struggling with infertility? Have you suffered through pregnancy loss? The struggle for Christian couples goes beyond unmet desires for a baby and being one in six impacts our walk with God, affecting our joy, our faith, and our peace. Join us as we walk this journey together and share the highs and the lows of infertility. 

For more information, click HERE.

Contact Shanon: shanon.brenenstuhl@gmail.com 

 

 

 

 

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