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Marriage

We offer support for your marriage and want to help you take your next steps to become more like Jesus. Our wish is to help you develop healthy patterns in your relationship that will improve your marriage. We have several resources that are available to you. 

 

Here are some things you can start today: 

» Connect Daily – We highly encourage you to talk to your spouse every day! Schedule or set aside 20-30 minutes each day to engage in meaningful conversation.

» Pray Together Daily  -  We believe prayer has the power to change things! Start by simply praying 2-3 minutes each day and invite God to bring you closer to Him and closer to each other. 

» Weekly Date Night – We encourage you to invest intentionally in your spouse time every single week. Try to schedule time alone where you can talk and connect with each other. If you have small children, we know that can be expensive, but you can get creative with childcare options. Perhaps you know of a family member who would watch them or a family in your small group that would trade childcare every other week.

 

Recommended Resources for Learning:

We recommend that you take intentional steps to improve your marriage. One of the ways you can do this is by reading about marriage and learning how you can grow. As you take practical steps and love your spouse, your relationship can drastically improve. Below you will see some helpful resources that you both can start reading together:

    » The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman 

    » Love & Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggrichs

    » Boundaries in Marriage by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend 

   » https://www.gottman.com/couples/apps/ 
      This app is FREE and it will help you start to have great conversations with your spouse.  

 

 

MARRIAGE MENTORING:

If you are a married couple that is seeking to enrich your marriage, or if your relationship is in a challenging place and you desire a change, we have trained mentor couples who deeply care about seeing your marriage be all that God intended it to be.  You can email vale@vale.church to find out more information and connect with other couples who can walk alongside you. 

If you are a married couple who has a good, strong marriage and would like to help other couples, would you consider becoming a Marriage Mentor at Vale Church? To find out more information about investing in other married couples at Vale, simply email vale@vale.church.

 

 

PRE-MARITAL COUNSELING:

If marriage is in your future, we offer and recommend pre-marital counseling to every engaged couple that regularly attends Vale. The engaged couple will meet once a week with a marriage mentor couple for 4-6 weeks at a location compatible with you and them. We ask that you start this process at least 3-6 months before your wedding date to ensure completion of counseling prior to getting married.

For more information about pre-marital counseling or to learn about our pastors officiating your ceremony, simply fill out the form below:

Premarital Counseling