We believe that healthy marriages are the bedrock of healthy families and healthy churches. For this reason we are committed to seeing marriages not just survive but thrive. The strategy we employ as a church to help marriages reach their fullest potential is called Married People. This is a marriage strategy designed to meet couples wherever they are and help their relationship improve and ultimately to thrive! Keep reading for more about Married People at First Baptist Church, and sign up below to receive our monthly newsletter and other communication.
January 22-March 4th, 6:30-8pm, Fireside Room
Married People, bring your spouse for 6 sessions learning about and experiencing the transformational power of kindness in your marriage and other relationships!
Facilitated by Pastor Dan DeRushia
Friday February 14th, 2020
7:30pm-9pm (Doors open at 7pm)
A fun evening with games, snacks, ice cream, great video content from Andy Stanley, and a lot of laughs for all married and engaged couples!
Cost- $15 per couple
Note: Babysitter Cost Reimbursement is available, see registration form for more information.
In every relationship, from time to time, there’s a gap between what we expect and what we experience. Happy couples where to start when explaining this expectation/reality gap.
Regardless of whether you’ve been married for one year or 50 years, it is a challenge for every couple to connect. 4 times per year you will be given a guide for a “date night” to prove a little nudge here and there to help you remember just how important it is to have one-on-one time.
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God’s way for marriage might not be easy to live out, but it’s easier to understand. God gives us only a few verses on marriage. We believe He did that on pur- pose. From these verses come the Core 4 Habits.
1. Have Serious Fun
Having fun as a couple is not optional; it’s essential. We believe the best way to protect your marriage is to enjoy it regularly. (Proverbs 5:18)
2. Respect and Love
Of the few verses God gives to husbands and wives, the directive to respect and love is commanded more than any other. This truth can set us free when we understand the interplay of respect and love. (Ephe- sians 5:21-33)
3. Love God First
When Jesus was asked about the greatest command- ment, His answer was to love God with all you are and to love others as well as you love yourself. Loving God in your individual life greatly impacts your married life. (Matthew 22:37-40)
4. Practice Your Promise
Our spouses trusted that we would do what we promised when we said, “I do”—to love each other and to stay together no matter what. Knowing and experiencing a lasting commitment is vital to every marriage. (Proverbs 5:18; Malachi 2:15)
We want to help couples change the game in their marriage, because small things make a big difference.