For many of us, this great idea for marriage is complicated. You may be sharing your life with someone and finding it to be a glorious, but challenging, experience. Whether you’re just starting your life together or you’ve been together for years, our desire is to encourage you and your partner toward God’s ideal image for marriage on a daily basis.
Warehouse 242 offers pre-marriage counseling to those who call Warehouse “home.” Warehouse pastors and counselors use the PREPARE inventory/assessment as a foundation for counseling, then follow-up with three free counseling sessions to equip a couple for a lifetime together. To learn more about pre-marriage counseling, please email the Warehouse office.
Conversations About Marriage / 2013
What is a “good” marriage? And, how do I get one?
Is romance the most important part of a successful marriage?
Does marriage mean til death do us part, or is it merely for as long as my needs are being met?
Few of us are ever taught how to be married. Two people with their own sets of beliefs, values, family histories, and opinions agree to live life together, but how does that happen in ways that are beautiful and life-giving?
In Conversations About Marriage, we’ll talk about how to live well, to live fully, within the context of marriage. Whether you’re married now, will be married soon, or are single and want to begin thinking about what marriage would mean for you, this class will address some of your biggest questions about one of life’s key relationships. This class will be taught by Palmer Trice from The Barnabas Center.
3 week series: Tuesdays, September 10th, 17th, and 24th
7pm – 8:30pm at Warehouse 242
$30 per couple, $15 per individual
Childcare is available
- “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert,” by John Gottman
John Gottman has studied marriage by using rigorous scientific procedures to observe the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over many years. This book is the culmination of his life’s work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship.
- iMarriage, by Andy Stanley
Andy Stanley, pastor of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, GA, is one of our favorite teachers. His iMarriage series is available on YouTube. This series casts a vision for what would happen if you and your spouse focused on fulfilling one another’s dreams rather than piling on expectations.