Marriage & Family

Marriages and families are important to us at Christ Church. That’s why we have many options available to help take your marriage – and family – one step closer to awesome!

Premarital Counseling

A strong marriage is built on a strong foundation. We provide couples with in-depth information and helpful tools to build that foundation using the Prepare/Enrich assessment, an assessment that has been in use for 40+ years and has been utilized by more than four million couples. If you are getting married, contact Mike Fitzpatrick to set up a time to get started on your premarital journey. 

NOON | Sunday, oct. 21 | PARLOR

Parenting is a lifelong learning process. We never “arrive.” Part of that process is learning from others who have gone before us. This fall we are holding a series of Parent2Parent Forums. Each forum will feature a panel of a few couples who have gone through a specific area of parenting. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel about that day’s topic. Think of it as the Church being the Church and helping each other get through life while learning along the way. Our remaining fall Parent2Parent Forums are:

  • October 21: Raising Boys

  • November 11 (Orphan Sunday): Adoption


MarriedPeople Night Out

Join us for great food, lots of fun with some other married couples and take away something super practical for our marriages. Remember, whether you’ve been married for four days or 40 years, you need a Night Out! 

Listen to audio from our special MarriedPeople Night Out with Michael Smalley:

Watch the video below for highlights from the first MarriedPeople Night Out:


DIY Date Night Kits

If you’re like most married people, your date nights can devolve into talking about the usual suspects: the kids and the calendar. But that’s not really connecting with your spouse, is it? Our DIY Date Night Kits ensure that you focus on the most important part of any date night: your spouse. How? By giving you conversation and activity prompts to guide your evening. Interested? Of course you are! Our next DIY Date Night Kit will be available on Sunday, Oct. 21 after church. 

Fight Night
Thursday, Nov. 1 | 6:30-9 PM


There are few things in life that are guaranteed. One of them is conflict in the marital relationship. During this simulcast event on November 1, couples will laugh while gaining fresh insight and new strategies to deal with conflict from marriage and relationship experts Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott. It’s for newlyweds, oldyweds, seriously dating and engaged couples – anyone wanting to make a good relationship great! Don't wait -- register today!


Marriage Mentors

How is your marriage? Good? Rough? Somewhere in between? Regardless of where you find your marriage, a Marriage Mentor couple can be a huge benefit to your relationship. They can walk alongside you on your marriage journey and provide guidance for what you are going through or simply be an encouragement. Just like a tour guide will help you on your vacation, a Marriage Mentor couple will help you in your relationship. If you would like to request a Marriage Mentor couple for your marriage, email Fitz to let him know.