Marriage + Family

Marriage + Family

Beyond Betrayal

Living with your husband’s sexual betrayal can leave you feeling empty and alone. Find hope and healing in a safe place where you can process your pain. The class format combines confidential large and small group teaching and discussion. The book is $25. Childcare is not available.
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Conquer Series

A cinematic teaching series to offer men proven principles and practical tools to be a warrior and walk with sexual integrity. Lock arms with other men who want to take the battle for sexual purity seriously.

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Getting Married at Grace

If you wish to book a wedding at Grace, we have lots of information and useful resources.

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Widows of Worth

Widows of Worth is about widows coming alongside one another in their unique journey, because we are always stronger when we travel together.

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Grow In your Marriage

Great marriages don’t magically happen! They occur when couples are:
Intentional – they make their marriage a priority
Humble – they know there is always more to learn and apply
Wise – they recognize the need to be connected with others
Visionary – they know it is not just about their happiness.

All couples need support and encouragement for the journey of marriage. Joining with others can help protect us from the hazards of isolation, such as the wrong thinking that no one else struggles as we do. Check out the following opportunities for growth in your marriage:

Marriage Classes

Newly Married/Preparing for Marriage Class:

We offer the Preparing for Marriage class most quarters of the year. Please use the link below to see what the class availability may be this quarter. Email pat.senkar@gracecma.org with questions.

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Child Dedications

“But Jesus called them to him, saying, ‘Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them;
for to such belongs the kingdom of God.” – Luke 18:16

We believe that children are a gift from God, and we want to love them as Jesus did!
A dedication is a joyful time when parents acknowledge God’s incredible blessing of children as a gift from God (Psalm 127:3).
It is a public commitment parents make before God, their family and their church, expressing publicly the desire to lead and spiritually nurture their children to love God and love others.

Child Dedication Dates
November 17, 2019
January 26, 2020
May 10, 2020
June 21, 2020
September 20, 2020
November 22, 2020

Sunday Child Dedication
At the service you choose, a ministry staff member will pray with you and your family on the platform followed by Pastor Jonathan Schaeffer (in the Worship Center) or another pastor (in the Venue) leading the church family in prayer for all the children being dedicated at that service. If there is a specific ministry staff member you’d like to request for your family’s prayer partner, you may do so when you complete the sign-up form. If there is only one family dedicating in one of our services, either Pastor Jonathan (in the Worship Center) or another pastor (in the Venue) will pray with them.

Please contact Pam Abend if you have questions regarding having your children dedicated.

Marriage Resources

Online Assessments:
Time Styles from Time Starved Marriage by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott (free)
5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman (free)
The Flag Page from Mark Gungor ($12.50/person)
Spirtual Gifts Analysis from Church Growth Institute (free)
Emotionally_Destructive_Relationship-test.pdf

Offline Assessments:
Gary Smalley Personality Test

Books:
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
One of Us Must be Crazy…and I’m Pretty Sure its You by Tim & Joy Downs
Time Starved Marriage by Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott
When Marriage Gets Messy…or Just Really Cluttered by Toby & Susan Blossom

Couples Devotionals:
Moments for You by Dennis & Barbara Rainey

Step-Families

At Grace Church, we realize marriages and families can get messy. We want to support blended and stepfamilies and to be able to encourage them on their journeys.  Contact Tish McCullough ( letishaprince@gmail.com ) to start a conversation about how the Grace family can walk the journey with you.

Pat Senkar

Global Outreach, Marriage & Family
pat.senkar@gracecma.org
440.243.4885 x112