Marriage is God’s design and His great gift to us. No other human relationship can approach the potential for intimacy and oneness than that which can be found within the context of marriage. At Calvary we seek to support and strengthen marriage so couples can experience the joy that God intended as well as be equipped to withstand the challenges that arise over the years.
Couples who are members of Calvary Church are eligible to be married at Calvary, or if one set of parents or grandparents are members at Calvary. If couples are not members they can begin the membership process simultaneously to their wedding process.
Premarital counseling is available to Calvary couples approved to marry by Calvary Church and is required for couples marrying at Calvary. Couples will have the option of one of the following:
- 6 hours/3 months of personalized counseling with a counseling facilitator
- 10 meetings over 1 year with a Marriage Mentor couple (as available).
For information about weddings at Calvary, see calvarygr.org/weddings
Being One: God’s Design for Marriage
Whether you are preparing for marriage or are already married, this seminar is essential for understanding God’s blueprint for marital union.
- Required for couples marrying at Calvary.
- Offered regularly in September, February, & May.
- Open to all couples or individuals at Calvary.
For more information, contact Lynnell Bok at ext. 3510.
will be tailored to the needs of the couple by a Calvary church Pastor.
Marriage Mentoring Ministry
Engaged or young couples attending Calvary are highly encouraged to experience marriage mentoring with experienced older couples who have been trained to provide marriage mentoring. Mentoring requires a one-year commitment. Mentee couples take the Prepare/Enrich Relationship Inventory (Prepare-Enrich.com) and then meet 10 times over the course of a year with their mentor couple. In these meetings couples together go through their inventory report with a focus on their relationship strengths and growth areas, strengthening relationship skills and learning new skills, and learning from the marriage experience of the mentor couple as they share about their own marriage.
Mentor couples are screened, trained, and supervised. Areas covered include communication, conflict resolution, financial management, sex and affection, relationship roles, personal stress, leisure activities, children and parenting, friend and family relationships, and personality similarities and differences. Limited availability.
- Marriage Mentoring Information Sheet
- Marriage Mentoring Application Form
For more information, contact .
Meet with a Calvary pastor for biblical marital counseling, available to Calvary couples whose marriage is recognized by Calvary Church.
For more information, contact Josh Mateer at ext. 3475
Adult Sunday Classes
This class for engaged & young couples meet Sunday morning (varies during summertime).
- Foundations: 9:00am (1st & 3rd Sundays) in room 114
For engaged couples or those who have been married for one year.
Family Life Conference – Weekend to Remember
Strengthen your relationship by attending a conference on marriage together.
Check for upcoming conferences in West Michigan at http://www.familylife.com/weekendtoremember.