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Marriage

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What is marriage? How are we meant to define it? The world around us offers many answers to these questions, making the truth about it less and less clear. The institution of marriage itself seems broken within our culture, leading some to reject it outright. Now, more than ever, we must recover a Biblical perspective of marriage as oneness, and more importantly, a practice of this oneness to match. This page features two teaching series, links to Men’s Roundtable and Ezer studies, and recommended reading surrounding the topic of marriage and sex.

ONE SERIES

What does the Bible teach about marriage? What does it mean that “the two are now united into one?” How do these truths affect your approach to singleness, dating, and the different seasons of marriage? In this 6 week series, we will address the topics of Oneness, Uniqueness, Redemption, Singleness, Intimacy, and Adventure. It is our hope that this series will be a helpful resource to you whether you are single, approaching marriage, married 30 days or 30 years.

THEOLOGY OF SEX

Through the Theology of Sex series, we are seeking to provide a clear and powerful voice that is rooted in the truth of Scripture. As a church, we are called to take a step outside of our own understanding and discover the truth Scripture provides regarding these issues. But it also must be the right voice, one that through thoughtfulness in communication offers clarity to our culture’s sexual cacophony rather than confusion, one that carries a power and weight that causes those around us to stop and listen. Ultimately we must ask ourselves and others the question: Does God have true authority in my life when it comes to my sex and sexuality?

A MAN AND HIS WIFE

A Man And His Wife addresses the challenge of masculinity and implementing principles of Biblical masculinity in the context of marriage. These six sessions are designed to give men a language to think about core strengths and core struggles of men, as well as a tool to converse with their wives and other men. This study is designed for all men, whether you have been married for 30 years or you hope to be married one day.

REDEEMING SEXUALITY

Sex was God’s idea. He created sex and our desires for sexual connection. God also created women and entrusted them with a unique sexual power. This power has the potential to bring life, strength, and healing to others, but it also has the power to manipulate, control, and destroy. Our sinful desires for approval, control, affirmation, security, and comfort twist and corrupt God’s good creation. Whether self-righteous or self-indulgent, we need to learn what it looks like to steward our sexuality in a way that honors God and serves others in love.

re|engage

Would you rate your marriage as a 2 or a 10? No matter where you fall on the spectrum, you are not alone. re|engage is a marriage ministry for all married couples. Whether your marriage is in crisis or you are looking to take your marriage from good to great, re|engage is a safe place for couples to reconnect. re|engage will offer hope and encouragement to marriages by helping couples move toward oneness through stories of grace, teaching and small groups.

Merge

What is Merge?

Merge, Grace Church’s premarital ministry, is an 6 week premarital class designed for engaged couples.  Classes will include teaching and discussion in a fun, challenging, and authentic environment. Couples will be matched with a mentor couple and 2-3 other couples throughout the duration of the course.

During these eight weeks, we give couples the opportunity to hear teaching and seek counsel around a variety of topics including but not limited to: expectations of marriage, in-laws, communication and conflict, biblical roles in marriage, finances, intimacy.

Upcoming Sessions

You can register by clicking on the session you would like to attend below. Sessions tend to fill up quickly, so please register sooner rather than later. Classes will begin bi-monthly, and we will contact you about the details of the course and connect your mentor couple. The cost of the class is $75 per couple. Please enroll in the course as close to your wedding as possible and no more than six months before.

  • March 2017- Closed
  • August 2017- Registration Coming Soon!

For any questions please email: merge@gracechurchsc.org. For more information about weddings at Grace Church please click here.

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