Marriage and Parenting

We are here to equip all families with biblical support, training, and resources resulting in transformed families and Gospel-impacted communities.

In both marriage enrichment and parental support, we are Bible-based, Gospel-centered, and grace-fueled.

  • Our care is inclusive and diverse, providing support for single, divorced, widowed, blended and traditional families.
  • Our reach extends within and beyond Grace Church, engaging and impacting our communities.
  • Our approach is to pursue wisdom with simple and practical life-stage resources and support.

Marriage Preparation

Pre-Marriage Counseling

Considering marriage or engaged to be married? Attend pre-marriage counseling offered by several pastors at Grace. For more information, email .

Getting Married at Grace

Learn more about getting married at Grace Church.

Pre-Marriage Conferences

We offer occasional weekend conferences for engaged couples or couples contemplating becoming engaged. Do you want to pursue an extraordinary, visionary marriage? Facilitated through a video series by Dr. Rob Rienow, President of Visionary Family Ministries, this Friday and Saturday conference will encourage and equip you to build a great marriage on Christian principles. 

View Upcoming Pre-Marriage Conferences

Marriage Enrichment

We desire to deepen and strengthen marriages, by focusing on Gospel-driven principles, resulting in long-term stability and health of the marriage. 

“Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.” (Colossians 2:6-7)

Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University with Dave Ramsey (FPU) is a nine-week class that teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions, and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

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Blended Families

This eight-session study is for dating, engaged, and married couples with blended families. It will cover topics on circumstances that are unique to couples in blended families.

Upcoming Blended Family Classes

Marriage Coaching

Consider marriage coaching to strengthen your relationship. Our coaching practice includes the importance of prayer, dependence on God, a thorough knowledge of God's Word, and an understanding of ministering to people. For more information, contact .

re|engage Class

Wednesdays, Jan 15 - Mar 11 | 6p, Chaska Room 056 or
Sundays, Jan 19 - Mar 15 | 10:40a, Eden Prairie Room 023 (The Underground)

Whether your marriage needs to be reignited, or be completely resurrected, re|engage is a safe place for couples to reconnect. This ministry offers hope to marriages by helping couples move toward oneness through stories of grace, teaching, and small groups. Re|engage is a marriage enrichment ministry; whether couples are struggling to get along, have broken relationships, or simply want to grow closer together, marriages in any condition can benefit.

Register for Chaska Register for Eden Prairie

Marriage Repair

Biblical Care and Counseling

If your marriage is in need of healing, consider biblical counseling to repair and strengthen your relationship. Our counseling practice includes the importance of prayer, dependence on God, a thorough knowledge of the Word of God, and an understanding of ministering to people. For more information, visit our Care page or call 952-224-3023.

DivorceCare

During this 13-week care and support group, you will join others who are also experiencing the painful and stressful time of a separation or divorce. Individuals will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on divorce and recovery subjects. This group does not meet during the summer.

Upcoming DivorceCare Support Group Dates

Parenting

We want to equip parents in raising children holistically and intentionally from a biblical perspective while adjusting their parenting role as children grow older.

Single & Parenting Support Group

This 13-week support group provides single parents with tips and parenting wisdom to find rest, hope, and encouragement.

Upcoming Single & Parenting Support Group Dates

DivorceCare For Kids

DivorceCare 4 Kids (DC4K) provides kids ages 5-12 with a safe, neutral place to gain an age-appropriate understanding of separation and divorce. For 13 weeks, your children will become involved in a fun, caring group with weekly topics to help your children learn that God's love strengthens them and turn their sadness to hope and their anger to joy.

Each session is filled with motivating and exciting activities such as games, crafts, role-playing, discuss times, journaling, video, and Bible teaching. DC4K offers help and encouragement to children and their families (not counseling). This group does not meet during the summer.

Upcoming DC4K Support Group Dates

Blended & Blessed Livestream Event

Blended & Blessed® is a one-day live-streamed event for stepfamily couples, single parents, dating couples with kids, and those who care about blended families. Join thousands of sites around the globe as we unpack love languages for Blended Families! With so many complex relationships involved in a stepfamily, all the normal rules for family life change, even how you apply something as simple as the five love languages. We'll spend the day discussing Building Love Together in Blended Families. You'll learn:

  • About the unique dynamics of stepfamilies
  • What to do when your family feels disconnected
  • How to develop healthy parenting and stepparenting practices
  • How the love languages shoud-and should not-be applied

With some of today's most trusted and respected experts, Blended & Blessed will challenge, inspire, and encourage you. Speakers include Bill Butterworth, Dr. Gary Chapman, Ron Deal, Rob Hudson, and Laura Petherbridge.

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