Marriage and Parenting

Be encouraged and build a lasting impact through classes and conferences designed to strengthen marriages and families, focusing on the scope
of Christ’s impact on your family relationships.

Marriage

Marriage is the foundation of a family, and we have ways to pour into that relationship at all stages:
as you prepare, as you are enriched, or if you need repair.

Prepare

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 Classes

Grace's Premarriage Class, led by Russ and Kathy Nelson, is for engaged couples or couples contemplating becoming engaged. The topics covered in “Marriage: The Journey Begins” are designed to inspire and equip each couple with a biblical view of marriage, provide practical insights into the realities of marriage, and motivate each individual to be the person whom God designed them to be. 

Enrich

I Still Do

Attend this six-week marriage event that strengthens marriages, changes lives, and equips couples to leave a legacy for their family.

marriage small groups

Join a marriage-focused small group study to learn how God created marriage to bring us closer to Him and bring us more joy in our lives.

marriage conferences

Attend one of several premarriage or marriage focused conferences hosted at Grace throughout the year. For more information on the next event, email .

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, email .

Blended Families

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

Separation and 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.
Learn more about this group.

Parenting

Investing in the spiritual life of your children is crucial. Impact the next generation of your family for Christ through one of our many groups and classes.

Parenting Academies

Learn more about upcoming Parenting Academies by emailing .

The Art of Parenting

Learn more about our upcoming Art of Parenting classes by emailing .

Mother / Daughter Discipleship

A Journey in Biblical Womanhood:
bringing the truth of the Word to the hearts of young women

This group is for moms with daughters entering grades 5-6 in the fall.

Biblical Womanhood: What Does the Bible Say About Being a Woman?

Moms discipling their girls will focus on exploring God's timeless design for womanhood straight from His Word, discover and embrace His design and mission for our lives as women, and get equipped to pass on the message to the next generation, our daughters. The group will spend time understanding biblical womanhood while having discussions surrounding modesty, purity, inner beauty, dating, healthy relationships, identity in Christ, and much more.

Group time will encourage and support each other on this journey in discipling daughters. Dannah Gresh's book 8 Great Dates for Moms and Daughters will be used in between meetings to create fun opportunities for purposeful, meaningful conversations surrounding the topic of biblical womanhood.

The group will provide resources, information, wisdom, and encouragement to each other as they navigate these critical years of mother/daughter relationships. Each mom group will have a mentor to oversee them to provide wisdom and experience from being a step or two ahead. Girls will meet in small groups with an older girl to mentor them as well.

Group Goals

  • Train daughters up to know in their heart that their number 1 priority is loving and honoring the Lord. | "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might." (Deuteronomy 6:5)
  • Spend purposeful and meaningful time with daughters while having necessary conversations. | "Train your child up in the way they should go and when they are old they will not depart from it." (Proverbs 22:6)
  • Open up and keep lines of communication open as daughters navigate the tween and teen years so that they will listen to mothers and value their words. | "Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord." (Colossians 3:20)
  • Experience biblical Titus 2 mentoring and discipleship and understand its value. | "These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children . . ." (Titus 2:4)
  • Encourage and support each other as mothers and daughters as they navigate these important years. | "My goal is that they will be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love." (Colossians 2:2a)

Schedule

Tentative Summer Schedule
location TBD
Jun 14 | 1p-3p
Intro 8 Great Dates book; Preview Date 1
Jul 19 | 1p-3p
Discuss Date 1; Preview Date 2
Aug 9 | 1p-3p
Discuss Date 2; Preview Date 3

School Year Schedule
meeting six times Oct-May
dates and location TBD
(based on what works best for the group)

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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).

Thursdays, Sep 6 - Dec 6, 2018 | 6:30p-8:30p
Eden Prairie Campus

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