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Marriage

"...like Christ loved the church."

We believe strong marriages make strong families and strong communities, which is why we are committed to faithfully walking with you on your marriage journey. Whether you are about to be married, are struggling in your marriage, or are simply looking to enhance an already good marriage, we want to prepare, protect, or propel you with godly wisdom to help your marriage flourish.

Prepare

“The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the LORD.” – Proverbs 18:22

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! We believe a healthy marriage starts long before your big day. We want to help you focus on your new marriage and not just the wedding. Our pastoral team is dedicated to helping you start your marriage on the right foot.

Therefore, before a New Life pastor officiates your wedding, we require all couples to have professed faith in Christ and agree to our premarital counseling program, Prepare Enrich, an eight-week program designed to equip you with biblical and practical wisdom to ensure a healthy marriage. Each session lasts about 60 minutes.

We prefer that the same pastor both administers your premarital counseling and officiates your wedding. Fill out the premarital application to get the process started.

Protect

“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Sometimes, marriages go through rough patches. We are here to help. Our staff pastors are equipped to provide biblical, pastoral care for troubled marriages for a myriad of issues. If it is determined by a pastor that more intensive care is needed, you will be referred to a licensed therapist at Rapha Counseling Services. All sessions are confidential.

Email us to schedule your initial marriage pastoral care appointment today.

Propel

“So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.” – I Thessalonians 5:11 

Even strong marriages have challenges. Whether you’re looking to enrich your marriage through routine maintenance or you’re looking for support and accountability, our Marriage Made in Heaven ministry might be just the right solution for you.

Marriage Made in Heaven (MMIH) is a 10-week group program designed for all couples and is facilitated by trained marriage mentors at our church. Each week consists of required reading, class participation, and at-home enrichment exercises. There is a fee for MMIH which includes four books and class materials.

For more information, please email Ted & Esther Dean.

Marriage Groups

“Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.” – Hebrews 10:24

We believe we are stronger together, and we encourage you to find a marriage life group for you and your and spouse to join where you can be known, grow in your marriage, and make lifelong friends.

See the list of all New Life marriage groups to find the Marriage Group that best fits you.

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