Marriage Moments Blog:
2022 Marriage Retreat
April 8 – 10, 2022 • Trinity Retreat Center in West Cornwall, CT
HOPE – EVERY MARRIAGE NEEDS IT
Regardless of the overall health of your marriage, there is one thing ALL marriages need: HOPE. Whether your marriage is strong and vibrant, in cruise control mode, or even if it is less than satisfying, every couple needs HOPE.
HOPE that our marriages can be what God intended them to be. HOPE that we can have a better future. HOPE that our marriages can endure the difficult seasons we all go through.
Do what you need to do in order to join us for our 2022 Marriage Retreat!
$279 per couple for all meals and lodging
The mission of Black Rock Marriage Ministry is to:
Pre-Engagement & Pre-Marriage Preparation Workshop
Thinking about walking down the aisle? We want to walk with you in your journey towards the altar! If you are seriously dating and considering engagement or are already engaged, we invite you to join our 8-week pre-engagement and marriage preparation workshop. Together we will discuss topics such as God’s Plan for Marriage, Finances, Roles, Communication, and others.
This workshop will also lead you through a process to help you assess your relational strengths as well as areas to work on. Our hope is to equip you for the adventures of marriage and help you and your significant other evaluate whether now is the time to take your relationship to the next level.
Preparing for Re-Marriage
More than 80 percent of divorced people in the United States will remarry, and based on numerous research studies, anywhere between 50% – 70% of remarried couples will divorce again. Since this is such a significant challenge for couples considering remarriage, we offer a program catered specifically for couples hoping to remarry. It helps couples place themselves in a position to beat these percentages, and identify if they are ready to remarry.
The overarching goal of this approach is to develop a mindset that a successful remarriage is one whole person entering into an interdependent relationship with another whole person. We hope to help couples considering remarriage understand the significance of this type of relationship. The four main topics covered are:
- Are You Ready for Remarriage?
- Finding the Right One – Avoiding the Wrong One
- Establishing the Right Foundation
- Evaluating Your Relationship
This workshop is usually offered in the Fall and Spring of each year. Please contact Bob Donovan at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Black Rock Church wants to help each married couple learn how to invest and strengthen their most important human relationship in their lives.
Strengthening Your Marriage Tools
October Video: Lessons From Eddie (Bob To Do)
Resources & Websites
- Gary Thomas “Lifelong Love” Conference videos
- Art of Marriage
- Sacred Marriage
- Staying In Love is Harder Than Falling in Love
Sacred Marriage – Gary Thomas
Married Sex – Gary Thomas
The Meaning of Marriage – Tim Keller
Fighting for Your Marriage – Markman, Stanley, Blumberg
Rethinking Sexuality – Julie Slattery
His Needs Her Needs – Harley
For Men Only – For Women Only – Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn
Closer (A Devotional for Married Couples) – Jim Burns
The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted – Gary Chapman
The Five Love Languages – Gary Chapman
A Lasting Promise – Scott Stanley
The Mingling of Souls – Matt Chandler
Two as One, Connecting Daily with Christ and Your Spouse – Selena Frederick
Marriage Retreat: April 8 – 10, 2021 | Learn More
Every marriage goes through challenging seasons. But often, that is just what they are seasons. If you are in one of those difficult trials and you are wondering if your marriage is beyond repair, please do not lose hope. Reach out and get the help you need. Black Rock Church has the resources to help you at your point of need. For more information and to talk with someone, contact us at the email below.
Marriage Moments Blog
Marriage Moments Ep. 1
Are you seeking to grow in your marriage? Are you hungry for wisdom in how to walk out being a loving husband or wife? We’re so excited to introduce Marriage Moments with Bob Donovan, our Marriage Ministry Director at Black Rock!
This week Bob shares a story of a surprising turn of events at the latest Men’s Weekend where he’s been doing a marriage seminar for almost 10 years. Listen as Bob shares some key takeaways from his friend on four simple ways to grow in your marriage.