Marriage

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Marriage

ABOUT​

Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. – 1 Cor. 13:7

The Marriage Ministry exists because we want your relationship to succeed. From a bedrock of Biblical teaching, we will equip, love, and support couples and families as they journey closer toward Jesus and each other. 

 
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COUPLES

We were not made to go through life alone – as individuals or as a couple. Join a Connect Group where you can share your story, be transparent and authentic, and mature spiritually.

PRE-MARRIAGE PREP

You’re getting married, and we’re just as excited as you are! Our prayer for you from Ephesians 5:21 is that you “submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.”


Step 1: Fill out the bride, groom, and wedding applications. When completed, return them to mentoring@parkvalleychurch.com.
Step 2: We review the application then set up a time for a Pastor to meet with the couple in person or virtually.
Step 3: A Marriage Mentor will contact you to schedule your first session.

FAQs

How long will it take?


Your marriage prep sessions are ten weeks (1 hour per week)




We’re not engaged but seriously dating. Can I sign up for marriage prep?


Yes!




How much does it cost?


Sessions are free, but you will have to purchase your workbooks.




Do I have to go through marriage prep?


Yes. If you want a Pastor at Park Valley to officiate your wedding, marriage prep is a prerequisite.





 
 

MARRIAGE MENTORING

Whether it is to prepare you for marriage with premarital sessions or you find yourself in a season of conflict with marital struggles, our Lay Helpers are here to embark on the journey with you. We provide couples with Christ-centered guidance through marriage mentoring because we want you never to give up, never lose faith, remain hopeful, and endure.

For professional and licensed counselors, view our referrals list HERE.

How does Marriage Mentoring work?


  • Your intake appointment will be held over the phone.
  • If accepted into the Lay Helping Ministry, the couple will receive the Consent Form via email.
  • The couple will then be paired with an experienced Lay Helper who will provide 7-10 sessions in person at Park Valley Church or virtually.




When do I not qualify for Marriage Mentoring?


We understand the limitations of our Lay Helpers and Marriage Mentors, so if any of the below are areas of concern, we will refer you to professional and licensed counselors in the community.

  • Emotional, Physical, and Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Addiction / substance abuse
  • Suicidal dispositions or attempts
  • Major mental health disorders




How much does it cost?


There is no fee. We desire your marriage to succeed, so we do our best to eliminate financial obstacles.




Who is a Lay Helper?


Lay helpers are mentors trained and educated through the Park Valley College. They are either students within the program completing practicum hours or those who graduated and are Certified in Religious Studies. Regardless of their education, training, licensure, or expertise, assigned Lay Helpers, supervisors, and staff members of Park Valley Church do not function in a professional role. They do not provide clinically-oriented mental health treatment or therapy. They are not licensed or professional counselors. For professional and licensed counselors, view our referrals list HERE.