Preparation > Enrichment > RestorationMarriage Preparation
We strive to prepare couples for lifelong marriages that honor and glorify God. As part of preparation for marriage at Crossway we require the following:
1. Meet with a Crossway Pastor, and2. Complete at least one of the following (class and assessment may be combined):
Premarital Class for Marriages: Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts or Saving Your Second Marriage Before It StartsThese small groups for first or additional marriages are taught by one of our marriage ministry couples during our regular small group semesters. Chapters include discussions about myths, love styles, the habit of happiness, communication, gender gap, conflict and spiritual intimacy. Visit Small Groups for the next available class and cost.
Premarital Assessment: Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Assessment is designed to obtain a clear picture of your personal and relational momentum for marriage, gain new insights into your personalities and how they work together and learn new skills to strengthen your relationship for life long love. Each person will individually take a 30 minute online survey. This survey generates a combined report that is sent to and reviewed by a trained SYMBIS facilitator couple. The engaged couple will then meet with the facilitator couple to unpack their report together over a 2-3 two-hour session. Cost is $35 per couple. To sign up for the assessment, please email John and Jancy Sweeney.
Marriage Enrichment We strive to encourage and strengthen couples towards a vibrant and growing marriage that shines the light of Jesus to those in their circle of influence. Available enrichment opportunities include the following:
Marriage Matters: Join us for an evening of video teaching on marriage, followed by dessert and small group discussion. Registration is required. Visit The Loop for current sessions.
Next Marriage Matters Event: November 18th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Relationships deserve the very best, and with this video teaching event, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, will help couples—at any stage or age-- find what they need to achieve the very best in their marriages. Les and Leslie are master communicators and will have your couples laughing while they learn! Some insights couples will receive during the event:
Your Money Methods—Kick financial friction to the curb!
Your Personalities—Unpack your unique personality dynamics, separately and as a couple
Your Love Life—Cultivate deeper intimacy
Your Fight Types—Discover your “hot topics”, and the secret of leveraging conflict
Your Talk Styles—Crack the code for deep, meaningful conversations
Your Deepest Longing—Create your ultimate soul-to-soul connection.
Cost is $10 per couple: Childcare will be provided, $5 per child, with a $10 family maximum. Click here to sign up.
Marriage Mentoring: Prayerfully selected and trained mentor couples are available to come alongside an engaged or married couple over a period of time to assist them with opportunities for growth as individuals and as a couple. Whether you are yet to be married or have been married for 60 years, marriage mentors are ready to facilitate, encourage and guide other couples by sharing personal experience and a biblical perspective on marriage. Learn more by contacting John and Jancy Sweeney.
Marriage Topic Small Groups: Do you want to learn more about marriage or grow skills in an area pertaining to marriage in a small group setting? Check out Small Groups for the upcoming semester.
Marriage RestorationWe strive to bring the hope and healing of Jesus to hurting and broken couples.
Marriage Counseling: CLICK HERE for more information on pastoral and Christian counseling at Crossway
Marriage Mentoring: Prayerfully selected and trained mentor couples are available to come alongside an engaged or married couple over a period of time to assist them with opportunities for growth as individuals and as a couple. Whether you are yet to be married or have been married for 60 years, marriage mentors are ready to facilitate, encourage and guide other couples by sharing personal experience and a biblical perspective on marriage. LEARN MORE by emailing John and Jancy Sweeney.