Marriage Resources

God values Marriage

We believe God values marriage and wants to see marriages thrive. Yet in our society, couples face pressure and tensions that can distort God’s original intent. Marriage can be a source of great joy, but can also bring deep heartache that affects every area of our lives.

If you’re facing challenges related to marriage or divorce, we want to come alongside of you and help you find hope, healing and grace within God’s will. Here are some resources to encourage you on the way.


Are You Considering Getting Married? 

Woodmen has designed a workshop to help you build a strong foundation for your marriage. You do not have to be engaged, attend Woodmen, or have your wedding ceremony at Woodmen to attend our Premarital Workshop. The next class starts in January as part of Woodmen U.


Are You in a Marriage That’s Not Thriving?

Your campus pastor is here to encourage you. He can help you develop a plan to get your relationship back on track. If it’s needed, he’ll also be able to connect you with our Congregational Care team or with a local, licensed professional Christian counselor who’s right for you and your situation.

Here are a few books that can help you invest in your relationship:

How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong, by Leslie Vernick

The Emotionally Destructive Marriage: How to Find Your Voice and Reclaim Your Hope, by Leslie Vernick 

If you would simply like to have someone spend some time praying with you, our Prayer Care team is available on Monday nights at 6:30 at the Rockrimmon campus and ready to support you in prayer.

Beginning January 2019, we’ll host a four-session workshop to help you bring the joy back into your marriage. It’s called Unstuck: Rejuvenating Your Marriage. The course will meet on Monday nights at our Rockrimmon campus as part of Woodmen U.


Are You in an Abusive or Unsafe Relationship?

You are a valuable and precious creation of God, designed in His image. Even though God values marriage, His will is never for you to be harmed. If you are in an unsafe or threatening situation, here are options for you to call immediately:
  • Tessa (719-633-6819)
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline (800-799-7233)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline (800-656-4673)

In addition, please connect with your campus pastor to help you walk through the days ahead.

For those who'd like a resource to help someone experiencing abuse, we recommend No Place for Abuse: Biblical & Practical Resources to Counteract Domestic Violence, by Dr. Catherine Clark Kroeger, Dr. Nancy Nason-Clark Ph.D.


Are You Divorced and Have questions About Where to Go From Here?

Connect with your campus pastor. Regardless of where you’re starting from, your campus pastor is here to support you. He can be a great resource to provide clarity and help you move forward.

You might also find a clearer, biblical understanding of divorce, through reading the book God Understands Divorce: A Biblical Message of Grace, by Barry Ham, PhD

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