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Marriage

What we believe about marriage:

      Marriage was designed by our Lord in the very beginning, with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2). He created Eve for the purpose of walking and partnering with Adam as they lived together in Paradise. Their relationship was always designed to be a reflection of His relationship with them, and ultimately us, as the Apostle Paul says in Ephesians 5:32. Because of sin, even the beautiful relationship of a husband and wife is broken. But in Jesus Christ and His love and mercy, we find redemption of the marriage relationship. Just as God created the relationship of Adam and Eve to be a reflection of His relationship with His people, in Jesus Christ, we now see the relationship between a husband and wife to be the primary experience of reflecting the love that Christ Jesus has for each one of us.

      At Gloria Dei, our Marriage Ministry seeks to walk with husband and wife, through all the stages of a marriage relationship by equipping couples from the beginning of their relationship, providing opportunities for continued growth as a husband and wife, and bringing Christ’s mercy and grace into the brokenness couples experience. So, whether you are engaged, struggling in your relationship, or have been joyfully married 50+ years, there is opportunity for you and your spouse in the Marriage Ministry of Gloria Dei.

 

Marriage Ministry Opportunities

 Date Night Events:

Join us for an evening of fun and adventure at one of our Date Night Events. Interact with your spouse in an exciting way, while also connecting with other couples. These evenings are designed to be inexpensive, fun, and encourage you and your spouse to enjoy the relationship God has given you! These are great for couples of all relationship stages.


CASINO ROYALE

Saturday, April 8   |   7:00-10:00pm   |   Childcare provided (6 wks - 4th grade)
$35/couple - Register Here
Cocktail Event style dress and payment at the door.

Click Here for More Details about the Event

 

Basics of Marriage:

Come for a Friday evening through Saturday afternoon event that will focus on the primary areas of growth for engaged or newly-wed couples, or even a time of refreshing and renewal for couples who have been married. As part of the marriage counseling done by our pastors at Gloria Dei, this is a great way to connect with other couples at all stages of marriage and learn about yourself, your spouse, and your life together in Jesus Christ. Any engaged or newly-wed couple is invited to attend.

 

Marriage Workshop:

Our marriage workshops are designed for you and your spouse to spend time and effort on a specific area of your marriage. Topics vary from workshop to workshop, but engaged and married couples of all ages are encouraged to attend.

Click here for materials from November's workshop: "Hope in the Present" to connect and grow with your spouse at home.

 

Annual Retreat:

Our annual GDLC Marriage Retreat offers a relaxing weekend designed for you and your spouse to get away, refresh, and renew your relationship. There will be time for Bible study, interaction with other couples, and even your own desired date night. The weekend will close with a worship service to celebrate all that God has already done in your marriage, and the many blessings that are still in store.

The next retreat is ---------. Please click HERE for details and registration.

  

Marriage Mentor Couples:

We have couples willing to walk beside you in the first years of your marriage relationship as you navigate through the many life and relationship changes that take place. Our Marriage Mentor Couples are here to love and support you as you begin your life together in the truth and promise of Jesus Christ.

 

Couples' Pastoral Counseling:

No marriage relationship is perfect, but God is working in each and every situation. If you and your spouse are struggling to communicate, forgive, or you just need somebody help facilitate your conversation, please contact the church office, 281-333-4535, and the volunteer will connect you with one of our pastors.

 

Weddings:

Are you getting married soon? Please visit our Weddings page for detailed information about weddings at Gloria Dei, or to request to have a Gloria Dei pastor officiate your ceremony.