…with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. -Ephesians 4:2-3
Christ-centered marriages thrive on commitment, intimacy and growth, and are a beautiful reflection of Christ’s love for the Church. At North Park we are dedicated to helping couples build marriages that will stand the test of time and leave a legacy to future generations.
We want to do all we can to support engaged couples who are preparing for this sacred, life-long commitment, not only by helping them to plan for their wedding day, but also by helping them prepare for their marriage. Pre-Marriage Counselling is a vital part of this time of preparation, and is required for all couples wishing to be married by North Park officiants. We use a counselling program called Prepare/Enrich to support engaged couples as well as seasoned couples needing some extra support in order for their marriage to thrive. For more information on our marriage counselling program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our pastors would be glad to talk with you.
Marriages hold seasons of blessing, as well as seasons of struggle, and we believe it is important for couples to have strong support and wise input that will help their marriage thrive. Many of our pastoral staff are trained to walk with couples when they are facing difficulty in their relationship. We also offer marriage seminars and electives at North Park to help couples grow and strengthen their bond. See the Going Deeper Guide for more details about upcoming events, or email email@example.com to request an appointment with someone on our pastoral team.
If you’re wondering what areas of your relationship could use improvement, but would like to do so without additional support from our pastoral team, you can use the Prepare/Enrich online relationship assessment at couplecheckup.ca.
Timothy Keller – The Meaning of Marriage
Sacred Marriage – Gary Thomas
Click here for information on Marriage Guidelines.