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 two forms of preparation to help you along your journey toward marriage: a group Marriage Prep Workshop and a one-on-one Marriage Mentoring Program.
MARRIAGE PREP WORKSHOP
Based on The Marriage Book by Nicky and Sila Lee, the Marriage Prep Workshop is a weekend group workshop (begins Friday at 6:30 p.m.; ends Saturday at 6:00 p.m.) led by a married couple from the Trinity Grace Church community. Over the course of 1.5 days you'll learn practical skills and tools from a biblical perspective to build a solid foundation for marriage. Topics covered include:
- conflict resolution
- keeping the love alive
- building shared goals and values.
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. 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. Contact Chanel for more information.
RECOMMENDED READING ON MARRIAGE:
The Marriage Bookby Nicky and Sila Lee
The Marriage Builderby Larry Crabb
The Meaning of Marriage by Tim and Kathy Keller
The Mystery of Marriage by Mike Mason
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman
Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas
Saving Your Marriage Before it Startsby Les and Leslie Parrott
This Momentary Marriage by John Piper