Invest in your marriage.
Married Life Ministry is a brand new ministry at Sts. Peter and Paul that combines testimony and teaching to encourage and promote healthy marriages. As a ministry, we firmly believe that healthy marriages strengthen the family; family strengthens the church; strengthen the Church and then you can change the world. Join us to invest in your marriage and be a living, breathing reflection of Christ' marriage to the Church in the world.
It's pretty simple. Married Life Ministry wants to be social, practical, and safe. We are real people with real life marriages. That means we want to go beyond complex theology and find practical ways to impact marriages for the better. We want to provide a social component where couples can meet other real married couples that survive the same struggles and thrive in the same circumstances. Lastly, we want couples to feel safe coming to our gatherings. This is not counseling, we hope that MLM will be a blessing to your marriage, and provide small portions of "food for thought", and quality time for couples focus on each other and their marriage. There is plenty of laughing, comiseraiting, food and prayer.
Who It's For
Married people. We cater to young families, but ages (or anniversaries) are just a number. We want to minister to couples who have a deep desire to be better spouses. We have couples who were married three months ago, and over 20 years ago. All we ask if that you have a sense of humor and a heart after God.
How It Works
MLM utilizes a series based format. Each series contains three sessions, once a month for three consecutive months. Within each session is usually a short teaching, non-threatening discussion questions, time with other couples, Marriage Insider testimony, and a question and answer session.
Also, we serve a meal at every session and provide free child care. We want to give couples every opportunity to join us without having to worry about grown-up stuff. We handle the hard stuff, you and your spouse just show up.
The most popular portion of the night, our Marriage insiders are couples that have been married for a number of years and can speak on the topic for that night. They share intimate details about their life, marriage, kids, and struggles in an attempt to show the reality of marriage. They prove that while marriage is difficult, it is also beautiful and can be the ride of a life time. They agree to be completely transparent and willing to answer any and all questions asked of them.