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Marriage Care

We believe that strong marriages are important. We believe that God can heal broken marriages and strengthen healthy ones. God’s power can transform and redeem relationships in a way that nothing else can. We want to work together to allow God to work on marriages and make them stronger.

To do this, we have broken down our marriage ministry into three parts:
Prepare – Preparing couples for Christ-centered lifelong marriages
Build – Helping couples establish a lifetime of marital oneness
Enrich & Repair – Proactively helping couples enrich and/or restore their marriages

Prepare (Pre-Marital Counseling)
To help you build a strong foundation for your marriage, we offer a six-session premarital counseling program in which engaged couples walk through curriculum and counseling with an older mentor couple. This is REQUIRED for any couples seeking to have a GFC pastor officiate their wedding, or get married at GFC. To learn more and register, please visit our Pre-marital Counseling page.

Build (Foundation group)
Foundation groups are open to couples who have been married 3 years or less. 4-6 couples meet together once a week with a more experienced mentor couple who takes them through a set curriculum and invests in their personal lives. As the couples establish a solid foundation for their marriage, we hope they become more like Jesus, experience healthy community, grow in oneness with their spouse, and learn to live on mission with their life and marriage. Please let us know of your interest by completing the form below.

Enrich/Repair (re|engage group)
How would you rate your marriage on a scale from 1 to 10?  A 5 or a 10? Maybe even a 0? You are not alone.  Whether your marriage needs to be reignited or is in need of a complete resurrection, re|engage is a safe place for couples to reconnect. Re|engage offers hope to marriages by helping couples move toward oneness through stories of grace, teaching and small groups.  Join us for a 2-week experience of the re|engage process in February 2015 before deciding to commit to the specified curriculum.  To learn more or express your interest in joining a group, complete the form below or visit our re|engage page.