The Hope4Marriages Program
Who: This opportunity is for married couples who want to restore, refresh or strengthen their marriage relationship with each other in Christ. The mentors in this “Hope4Marriages” program are mature married couples from your church who care about others and are able to provide hope, encouragement and recovery.
What: The two couples meet together following a Christ-Centered, biblically based curriculum for 12-14 weeks. The mentored couple builds their vertical relationship with God and their horizontal relationship with one another. The couple gains skills and tools for a fulfilling marriage that functions well under the caring eyes and hearts of their mentor couple.
Where: The two couples meet together at a convenient time and location, often at the Encourager Couple’s home.
Why: God created marriage, one of the most important relationships on earth. Centered upon the person and presence of Jesus Christ, Christian marriage provides a relational template in which spouses can learn about and deeply receive God’s love. Christian marriage is able also to extend God’s love to others.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 asks us to encourage one another and to build each other up.
Ephesians 5:32 says that marriage is a profound mystery—personifying the relationship of Jesus Christ and the Church.
2 Corinthians 13:11 encourages all Christians to rejoice, and to strive together for full relational restoration; to encourage one another, to be of one mind, and to live together in peace. God promises to be with us in this.
“Hope for Marriages marked the turning point for our marriage being on life support to recovering and getting stronger and closer in many ways then it has ever been in the nine years we have been married.”
— Tim, Hope4Marriages participant
“It is never too late to work to save the most important relationship that you have or will ever have.”
— Hope4Marriages participant