Marriage By Grace

Vision:

Encouraging the married members of Grace in all areas of married life by applying God’s love to his design for marriage and its blessings.

Workshops

All Grace married couples are invited. For best planning purposes, let us know you are coming by contacting the church office at data@gracedowntown.org.
God designed marriage to be a powerful and foundational building block in society, and all the more so when your marriage is focused on Christ and following through in showing his love. Pray for this workshop and for all couples and, of course, come!

Previous workshop:
"From Me to We to One" 
Wednesday, May 8 / 6-8 p.m.

If you are already married, you have already accomplished the “me to we.”  However, the “we to one” is an ongoing process.  It is somewhat of a puzzle of how to blend two lives together.  However, just as a jigsaw puzzle often reveals a beautiful picture as it is being completed, so the benefits of a “one” relationship are experienced and enjoyed as you “fit together” your two lives into “one” in the Lord.  Join us as we follow the unifying principles that God gives us in his Word to make that a reality in your marriage.

6:00-6:30 p.m.
Arrival at Great Hall of Grace Center (check-in kids with babysitters in Grace Classroom, if applicable to you),
mingle with other couples and enjoy door prize.
6:30-8 p.m.
Workshop directed by Pastor James and Denise Becker

Workshop photos:

Bible Reading Suggestions for Couples

For more information, email Pastor Bondow at dbondow@gracedowntown.org


Ongoing Devotion Series & "Pass the Baton"

Couples who are willing participate by signing up on a list of those who will write down their reaction and reflection thoughts on a given Bible passage, article or essay and connecting it to their relationship in Christ and married life together. Their written response will be posted anonymously in our Bible Study Resources blog feed. Like the Ice Bucket challenge model, they then select and contact the next couple that will participate.

 

Book/Reading Recommendations & "Table for Six"

Suggestions will be passed along to three couples who will read a book and then meet together for a meal as a "Table for Six" to discuss the value of the book, creating an itemized list of thoughts as feedback for other couples.

 

Premarital Counseling:

When: Currently once a year on a Saturday morning in March, 8 a.m. - noon. Last year's date was March 30, 2019. Taped and available on YouTube by request (dbondow@gracedowntown.org).

Who: Engaged couples set to be married through the rest of the calendar year meet for the morning with Pastor Bondow

What: Discussion of money, communication, sex, roles, and keeping your relationship Christ-centered

Where: Classroom of the Grace Center

 

Ministry Support & Marriage Counseling

Pastor James and Denise Becker are eager to devote time and energy toward this ministry as they bring years of experience teaching on the topic of healthy marriages and have received training from seminars around the country.

Want to help?  Contact Pastor Bondow to help assist our married members in growing their marriage by grace!