Marriages

 

Through events, training seminars, counseling, and more, our Marriage and Family Ministry helps strengthen marriages and families within our church and community.

 
 
 
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Grace Marriage

Grace Marriage is an exciting ministry designed to enrich, protect, and grow your marriage. Using Biblical, grace-based materials you will have time to talk with your spouse and explore ways to enrich your relationship. Grace Marriage is an intentional commitment to grow in your relationship with each other and the Lord.

Registration for Grace Marriage has Closed

Four times a year, husbands and wives meet with other couples in various stages of life to explore different aspects of marriage. The sessions are called marriage coaching. Marriage coaching is an intentional and proactive approach to re-focus on positives in your relationship. Marriage coaching is not a lecture. It is not marriage counseling or group therapy. It is not a seminar or conference. It is not a place where you will be forced to share your deepest secrets. Quite simply, it is a Biblically-based marriage maintenance model that can revolutionize your relationship. Couples in their 20s to couples in their 80s are involved in Grace Marriage and have been greatly blessed by participating!

Who can attend?

Any married male and female couple may attend. A couple does not have to be a member of LifePoint Church to participate.

When/where are the 2019 coaching sessions held?

All coaching sessions will be held at the LifePoint Church Smyrna Campus. You will only attend one session per quarter.

First Quarter Coaching

Coaching Session #1A - Saturday, Feb 23, 2019
Coaching Session #1B - Saturday, March 2, 2019 

Second Quarter Coaching

Coaching Session #2A - Saturday, April 27, 2019
Coaching Session #2B - Saturday, May 4, 2019

 

Third Quarter Coaching

Coaching Session #3A - Saturday, August 24, 2019
Coaching Session #3B - Saturday, August 31, 2019

Fourth Quarter Coaching

Coaching Session #4A - Saturday, Nov 2, 2019
Coaching Session #4B - Saturday, Nov 9, 2019

Sessions will be held quarterly on Saturdays from 9:00am–3:00pm at the LifePoint Smyrna Campus. Lunch is included. Participation requires making a commitment to attend all four sessions.

 

Who will we be with during the coaching sessions?

You will be in a group with your spouse as well as other couples who want their marriage to grow. Approximately 10 couples, plus a trained facilitator couple, will walk through the day’s material together. Spouses will have personal time together throughout the day to privately discuss the topics addressed. Groups will have mixed ages. Newly marrieds as well as couples who have been married for decades will be involved. Remember, Grace Marriage is about spending time with your spouse, not about being with close friends. Although you will get to know others in your group better, the purpose is to spend time with your husband/wife and focus on your marriage.

What about childcare?

Childcare will be provided for ages birth through 5th grade.  Depending on registration numbers a maximum number of children (or a cap) may be established based on worker availability.

When is registration?

Registration will take place from January 6-26, 2019.

What does it cost?

What does a normal date night cost if you go out to eat and see a movie, or if you go to a ballgame or concert? $75? $100? More? The cost for the four days of Marriage Coaching including all materials, snacks, and lunch is just $300 per couple for the year. That is just $75 per session or less than $1 a day for a year. We encourage you to consider your participation fee as an investment in your marriage. Also, what a great gift it could be to allow another couple to participate.      

Deadline & how do we pay?

The total cost of $300 is due upon signing up. Please email sylvia@lifept.org if you have any payment questions. We are expecting the first year's classes to fill up. So, don't hesitate. Go online to sign up as soon as possible. The next opportunity to participate will not be for another year.

 

Premarital Class

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Next Class

September 8 & 22, 2019
2:00–4:00pm in the Cafe 1

Both dates are required for the class.

If your wedding falls prior to the premarital class completion dates, we can schedule you for premarital couples counseling with our pastoral counselor. Please contact sylvia@lifept.org to schedule.

At LifePoint, we desire for marriages, especially new ones, not just to survive but to thrive. As a part of our Marriage and Family Ministry, we offer premarital

counseling services that help soon-to-be-married couples begin their marriage started on a strong foundation.

Our premarital Class is offered 3-4 times a year. You will be asked to attend (2) two-hour classes. Once you have completed at least 4 hours of counseling you will receive a notarized certificate of completion.

Classes are facilitated by Karl and Ruth Meyer. If you would like to participate in this class, please the form from the link below.

Topics Covered

  • Finances

  • In-laws

  • Biblical bases of Marriage

  • Sex and Romance

  • Communication Styles

  • Guidelines for processing anger

  • Needs of Men/Needs of Women


Counseling

 

LifePoint offers counseling during the week to members and non-members alike, and are welcome to this ministry as needed. Call the church office to schedule an appointment.

Types of counseling include but is not limited to:

  • Marital

  • Spiritual issues

  • Family

  • Vocational

  • Grief

  • Parental

  • Premarital

You can also call the church office at 615-459-3311 if would like to schedule an appointment.

For longer, more in-depth counseling; our office can refer you to a christian therapist.

 

Marriage Ministry Staff

Howard Cofer
Marriage Ministry Director
howard@lifept.org