Equipping & Encouraging Marriages Among Us

Marriage is an original gift from God to humanity– It’s an awesome privilege and sacred responsibility. Marriage ministry offers opportunities to care for couples as they navigate this life-long journey.

Families are the cornerstone of Free Church, and so we believe that the wellness of our community rests on the strength, depth and resilience of our marriages.

Marriage Ministries give us the gift to join with and support each other on this journey.

Programs and Opportunities

  • Couples Night Out: Join other couples for an fun night with a focused on one of the 4 Core Habits of Marriage.
  • Date Night: Life can get crazy. Pick up our mystery date on a designated evening and spend quality time with each other.  
  • Marriage Small Group: Couples not only learn about God, but they are encouraged to put faith into practice. This year our 5 week study, With  is built around the concept of connection.
  • Couples E-Zine: A monthly interactive email publication for married couples. To be included on our distribution list email:

Four Core Habits of Marriage

God’s way for marriage may not be easy to live out, but it is certainly easy to understand. God gives us only a few verses on how husbands and wives should love each other.  From the precious few verses on marriage come the Core 4 Habits.

  • Have Serious Fun: Having fun as a couple is not optional; it’s essential. We believe the best way to protect your marriage is to enjoy it regularly. (Proverbs 5:18)
  • Respect and Love: Of the few verses God gives husbands and wives, the directive to respect and love is commanded more than any other. (Ephesians 5:21-23)
  • Love God First: When Jesus was asked about the greatest commandment, His answer was to love God with all you are and to love others as yourself. Loving God in your life will greatly impact your married life. (Matthew  22: 37-40)
  • Practice your Promise: Our spouses trusted that we would do what we promised when we said, “I do”–to love each other and to stay together. Knowing and experiencing a lasting commitment is vital to every marriage. (Proverbs 5:18, Malachi 2:15)

Marriage Ministry at Free Christian Church is:

GUILT-FREE – No heavy preparation
EXPERIENTIAL – Processing through exercises
PRACTICAL – Real-life application
MAN-FRIENDLY – aka No mush
FUN – Entertaining and fun

Date Night – 

What is a Date Night? You and your spouse prioritize time together. You make plans to go out to dinner and we provide you with an outline for the rest of your date.  It’s easy, it’s fun, it’s about the two of you. Download this month’s date night and wait until one hour before your date to take a look.


For More Information

Kathy Shannon
Marriage Ministry Leader