CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT!
We consider it an honor and a pleasure to stand alongside couples as they explore the possibility of marriage. At Trinity Grace Church we currently offer three forms of preparation to help you along your journey toward marriage: a Marriage Prep Group Workshop, a two-on-two Marriage Mentoring Program and Professional Couple's Therapy.
Read below for information on the various options, and then complete a Marriage Prep Intake Form online to receive more information and a link to register for the option you would like to pursue. If you have any questions about the options outlined below, please contact Chanel.
RECOMMENDED READING ON MARRIAGE:
- The Marriage Book by Nicky and Sila Lee
- The Marriage Builder by Larry Crabb
- The Meaning of Marriage by Tim and Kathy Keller
- The Mystery of Marriage by Mike Mason
- Preparing for Marriage: Discovering God’s Plan for a Lifetime of Love by Dennis Rainey
Planning your wedding? Check out some of the services from these members of our Trinity Grace community: Wedding Resources.
MARRIAGE PREP GROUP WORKSHOP
Next Workshop: February 11, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
What if you could prepare for marriage, but focus your energy on your relationship's unique areas of strength and growth? Join us for our next marriage prep group workshop this February 11. Led by a Redeemer staff counselor (M.A. Marriage & Family Therapy) and certified Prepare Enrich facilitator, you'll spend time learning practical marriage skills from a biblical perspective with fellow engaged couples to build a solid foundation for your future family. Topics covered include:
- spiritual foundations of marriage
- conflict resolution
- financial management
- personality and style differences
- sexuality, romance and intimacy
Cost: $150/couple. All meals and materials provided. Completion of Prepare-Enrich online assessment is required (included with cost of workshop and link provided after registration) Complete the Marriage Prep Form to begin registration.
MARRIAGE MENTORING PROGRAM
Centered on results from your customized PREPARE Inventory for couples, Marriage Mentoring is an individualized 6-session program for engaged couples to meet with a married couple from their parish to prepare for marriage. You must be a member of a Trinity Grace Church parish and willing to commit to all six sessions over a minimum of three months to take advantage of this program. Topics covered include:
- strength and growth areas
- spiritual beliefs
- communication and conflict resolution
- relationship roles, expectations and in-laws
- financial management, leisure activities and parenting
- sex and affection
Marriage Mentoring has limited availability due to the number of married couples in your parish.
Cost: $150/couple (includes all materials and the PREPARE online assessment)
PROFESSIONAL COUPLE'S THERAPY
For couples who would like personalized support for their marriage, we recommend couple's therapy with a trained Christian mental health professional. Trinity Grace Church works with several Christian therapists in our community and with various churches across New York City to provide care based on our shared biblical principles.
To learn more about private sessions with a therapist, email our staff counselor Chanel Dokun (M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy) at email@example.com and indicate you are interested in this option.
Cost: Varies according to practitioner and length of treatment