Couples & Marriage

Marriage Matters

Why does marriage matter? When considering marriage we often think of companionship and intimacy, but marriage holds a deeper purpose than these gifts. Marriage is designed by God and for God. It provides a channel to further His Kingdom and accomplish His work. Therefore it must be taken seriously and used to fulfill God’s purposes and design.

The Marriage Matters ministry of Fellowship Alliance Chapel is comprised of a group of married couples who are passionate about God’s plan for this unique relationship. Our leaders desire to share encouragement, help, hope, and healing with God’s Word guiding the way.

The Marriage Matters ministry provides something for couples at all stages of life including couples in the pre-marriage stage and couples who have been married for decades.

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Steve & Julie Durdin

Phone: 609-953-7333 x 315
E-mail: marriagematters@myfac.org

Conferences, Workshops & Special Events

Marriage Matters Workshops

Offered bi-monthly, our workshops are designed to help couples keep their marriages energized, moving, and improving. These workshops target a broad range of common issues that partners face in marriage. The smaller group setting enables a more personalized experience.

Marriage Conferences

Typically offered bi-annually, our conferences are designed to meet couples in a larger scale setting with the opportunity to gather in smaller group breakouts for discussion. We often use guest speakers, professional video series, panel discussions, and more to make our conferences energizing and empowering. Don’t miss these dynamic events.

Marriage Intensives

Throughout the year we offer short-term Bible or book studies for small groups of couples (typically no more than 10 couples per study). These studies provide a focused and challenging time of relationship growth with an atmosphere of small group accountability.

Thrive in 5

Thrive in 5 is a new group designed solely for couples in the first five years of marriage. Our first Thrive in 5 was designed for younger married couples, ages mid-twenties to mid-thirties. We look forward to launching a new Thrive in 5 for older couples adjusting to their first years of marriage.

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Marriage Coaching & Counseling

Overview

Marriage coaching and counseling gives partners practical advice and encouragement for their marriage. Marriage coaching and counseling at FAC is primarily for those who attend FAC. If you’re from the community and would like marriage help, contact our [Care Center] for further guidance on your specific needs.

Pre-Marriage Coaching

This 2-on-2 coaching pairs an engaged couple with one of our trained coaching couples. Learn to stop bad patterns before they become ingrained into your relationship, and start out right. Following an initial meeting, couples will begin by taking an online survey called “Prepare/Enrich” to help us determine the mentor couple best suited to them. Engaged couples will meet with their coaching couples for 6 to 8 weeks, or more if desired.

Marriage Coaching

Every couple is different. And so are the struggles that can surface in their relationship. Whether it’s communication issues, fights over finances, misjudged roles, overwhelming responsibilities, a lack of love and respect, or anything else, we believe most marriages could use some practical advice and encouragement. This 2-on-2 coaching pairs married couples with one of our trained coaching couples. Following an initial meeting, couples will take an online survey to help us assess what coaching couple is best suited for them. They will meet with this couple for 6 to 8 weeks, or more if desired.

Marriage Counseling

Sometimes marriage coaching isn’t enough, and a couple needs a more intense and focused time of counseling. We provide marriage counseling to help couples identify and overcome their struggles in a Godly way. For questions regarding pastoral marriage counseling, couples are encouraged to email Pastor Brent Brendle at brentb@myfac.org or call him at 609-953-7333 x 129.

Weddings

Your wedding day will likely stand out as one of the best days of your life.

To get information about having your wedding at Fellowship Alliance Chapel, [click here] or contact Joy Jarvis [weddings@myfac.org].

Join our Team!

As Marriage Matter continues to grow and expand, we invite you to become a part of all God is doing through this ministry. Your level of involvement is completely up to you and your schedule. No pressure and no long-term commitment required! Please use [this form] to sign up in an area that interests you.