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Marriage Foundation 101

This 6-week course will help couples discover practical ways for building a strong, passionate marriage relationship.  It is for couples who are married, engaged, or seriously dating.  You will learn principles for communication, physical intimacy, money management, understanding personal differences, God’s desire for marriage, and many other subjects. Lasting and fulfilling love can be yours at any age, in any state of marriage. 

This course is required for couples wishing to be married at Cathedral of Praise.

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Marriage Foundation 102

Your marriage matters to us at Cathedral.  Every marriage has the potential to be strong and vibrant, but too often relational issues set it off-course. This 5-week workshop is designed for couples that desire to work together to enhance the quality of their relationships. The workshop provides you with the opportunity to grow spiritually, relationally, and emotionally for the purpose of moving past the crazy conflicts and unloving behaviors to a marriage where you are respected and treasured.  This group is for couples that are struggling as well as for those with happy marriages who want to keep it that way.
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 Marriage 201: Love and Respect

Maybe you've heard that a woman needs to be loved by her husband, and a man needs to be respected by his wife. However, if you're like the average man or woman, you're thinking, "Sure, that all sounds great, but what does it mean?"

Men often define love differently than their wives, while women often don't know how to define respect. If both you and your spouse have these needs, but don't know what they are, how can you satisfy each other? 

Once you and your spouse understand what it means to love and respect, relational landmines can be avoided. The result can be greater love, deeper intimacy, and movement toward the kind of marriage that God desires for you.

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 Marriage 202: Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage

Join this 5-week group for Mark Gungor’s funny, practical, and no-holds-barred advice on marriage.  DVD clips may include “The Tale of 2 Brains,” “How To Stay Married and Not Kill Anybody,” and “The #1 Key To Incredible Sex.”  Using humor, Mark reveals Biblical truths for a stronger, happier marriage. This is a great opportunity for you and your sweetheart.  We hope you’ll join us for lively discussions, new friends, and a fresh touch from God on your relationship.

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Marriage Ministry Goals

We seek to assist couples by helping them get to know themselves (increase self awareness), helping them get to know each other (their backgrounds, values, goals, desires, expectations, etc.), experience growth in their communication skills, and identify areas in their relationships that need help and exploration. Couples need to know that marriage is a "continuous/growing process", and that it is their responsibility to learn about marriage, their mate, relationship issues, etc. for the rest of their lives. Most importantly, our goal is to teach couples to approach the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of dating and marriage from a Biblical perspective. 

We plan small, intimate marriage retreats several times a year. They will be limited to 15 or fewer couples and will be at a resort facility. Each retreat will be designed around a particular topic with guest speakers, food, fun, fellowship and of course time to grow your marriage relationship.  

The marriage procedures at Cathedral of Praise were established to prepare couples for an exciting marriage journey. Our goal is to be open and honest with you and provide input into your life so you can be assured that you are making the right decisions. Because we are committed to building strong marriages, we follow scriptural guidelines in determining who will be married by a Cathedral of Praise pastor. Couples must complete the 'Marriage Foundation 101' course. Please stop in the church office for more information or call at 760-2626.