St. Andrew is a marriage-building church. We help couples strengthen and build strong marriages. How? By helping you see the connection between your marriage and Jesus. We combine the gospel with practical tools for making your marriage work. What difference would it make if you were convinced your marriage is God’s doing? And for the display of his glory?
We’ll help you set aside time to refocus and prioritize. We provide marriage-enriching small groups and workshops throughout the year. Regular St. Andrew D8-NT’s give you a monthly boost for your faith and your marriage.
Marriage Enrichment Weekend
We offer an annual Marriage Enrichment and Getaway Weekend. Pastor Hunter leads these events for hundreds of couples around the country. Check them out! There’s always one in Wisconsin, but you might want to travel, too. Your marriage is worth it. To stay informed or to register go to the Marriage Enrichment and Getaway Weekends website.
Pastor Hunter and Bethany Brewster, a licensed marriage and family therapist and a member of St. Andrew, team up to produce short marriage enriching videos. We play them in our worship services once a month because, well, how you are married is your worship. These 2-3 minute videos help you explore important issues in marriage and give you a resource to use to discuss them. The videos along with transcripts including discussion guides will be posted here after we watch them in church. Watch them again together, do the activities and forward them to friends and family.
You put time into planning the dress, the band, the menu, the seating, the invitations, etc., and it’s all gone a couple of hours after you say your vows. Your marriage though, remains. Let us help you plan for a life-long marriage that honors God and brings joy to you and your spouse.
Pastor Hunter is a nationally known marriage author and teacher. He has helped thousands of couples pursue a biblical marriage. You can find some of his resources at www.graceformarriage.com
What will I get out of the workshop? At the Saturday Pre-Marriage Workshop, you will:
- Compare your understanding and expectations of marriage.
- Explore common issues in marriage (communication, money, sex).
- Discover insights for how to love your future spouse.
- Identify your personality similarities and differences.
- Take an online assessment and receive a report on 10 different areas of your married life.
- Discuss marriage with a seasoned married couple during lunch (cost included).
- Plan a Christian wedding (helpful hints).
The day begins with continental breakfast at 8:30 AM and concludes by 4:00 PM. You will begin more conversations than you can finish, but you will discover which conversations can best help you prepare for marriage. Your pastor will be happy to follow up with any private conversations you wish to have.
The next two workshops will be:
Be sure to tell an engaged friend about it!