The Four Seasons of Marriage
Sundays at 9am
Resource: The Four Seasons of Marriage by Gary Chapman
Marriages are perpetually in a state of transition, continually moving from one season to another—perhaps not annually, as in nature, but just as certainly and consistently. For example, sometimes we find ourselves in winter—discouraged, detached, and dissatisfied; other times, we experience springtime with its openness, hope, and anticipation. The cycle repeats itself many times throughout the life of a marriage, just as the seasons repeat themselves in nature. Each one holds the potential for emotional health and happiness, and each one has its challenges. Join a group of couples who will learn together how to enhance your marriage regardless of the season that you are in.
Cherish! The One Word That Changes Everything in Marriage
Sundays at 11am | 3525 Washington Blvd (3rd house living room)
Resource: Cherish: The One Word that Changes Everything in Marriage by Gary Thomas
Most marriages survive by gritting teeth and holding on. But marriages can and will not only survive but thrive when husbands and wives learn to cherish one another. In this class you will hear personal stories and real world examples that you can connect with and give you the formula for what husband and wives can begin doing today to turn their marriage around—even a marriage marred by neglect and disrespect. Join a group of couples who are willing to learn from one another, pray for one another and learn how to cherish one another in marriage.
Sundays at 11am | 3529 Washington Blvd (2nd house living room)
Resource: The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God by Tim Keller
Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate, that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage, and that marriage doesn't mean forever but merely just for now. But our modern-day assumptions are wrong. Come join a group that will show you how marriage is to be a glorious relationship that is both misunderstood and mysterious.
BLENDED: Finding Success as a Blended Family
Wednesdays at 7pm | 4149 Okalona Road Cleveland Heights
Resource: The 7 Steps to a Smart Family
The leaders of this class will share the good, the bad and the ugly as they encourage and strengthen other blended families. You will learn the seven fundamental steps to blended family success and gain practical and realistic solutions to the issues you face as a blended family. Whether married or soon-to-be married, you’ll discover how to: solve the everyday puzzles of blended-parenting and blended-children relationships, communicate effectively with an ex-spouse, handle blended family finances confidently and “Cook” your blended family slowly rather than expect an instant blend.
Wednesdays at 7pm | 3525 Washington Blvd (3rd house living room)
Resource: Honest Evangelism: How to Talk About Jesus Even When It's Tough by Rice Rice
Is salvation and spiritual growth a private matter to be pursued with Christ alone? Many believe that spiritual growth is an individual responsibility. In this group you will learn how to have conversations about Jesus and learn that God can and will use ordinary people to change eternal destinies. This small group will offer you an in-depth look at how we grow and what the significance of our connection with others has on our maturity.
Wednesdays at 7pm | 3529 Washington Blvd (2nd house living room)
Resource: A Life Long Love: How to Have Lasting Intimacy, Friendship and Purpose in your Marriage by Gary Chapman
Gary Thomas believes couples often settle for too little when it comes to marriage. We fail to understand how deeply God cares about our spouse. We diminish our need to not only understand what biblical love really is, but also to become a people who excel at it. We let ourselves drift apart, instead of making the daily choices to grow closer together. Whether your marriage needs a complete makeover, a touch up, or just a new purpose, A Lifelong Love promises to set your relationship on an entirely new dimension.