The Marriage Ministry at Blackhawk seeks to support married couples through resources and community, bringing them closer to God and to one another. Find a group or sign up to stay in the loop regarding upcoming Marriage Ministry opportunities and events.
BETTER LOVE GROUPS
Better Love is a 6-week group for married couples of all ages and stages. Each couple that participates in a Better Love Group takes the Better Love individualized online assessment and receives a personalized report that provides insight into their money methods, fight types, love life, personalities and talk styles, as well as ideas for deeper connection. The assessment costs $35, scholarships are available.
Some couples might prefer the option of taking the Better Love assessment on their own without joining a group. No problem! To create an account, take the assessment, and receive a Better Love Action Plan, visit Better Love. When you have completed the assessment, you will be prompted to enter a group code. The Blackhawk Group Code is GYKN84DU. Questions? Please contact us.
Newlywed Connect is a 6-week group that walks couples in their 20s and 30s through some of marriage’s big topics: expectations, active listening, communication and conflict, and growing a marriage that proclaims the gospel. This is a space for recently married couples to build their skills and community.
For couples who prefer working with a certified facilitator.
SYMBIS+ is a faith-based assessment tool for couples who are looking to address more challenging topics within their marriage. It gives then a personalized roadmap for repairing a healthy connection by exploring their unique personalities, marriage mindsets, communication styles, money methods, conflict dynamics, and spiritual life practices. SYMBIS+ shows a married couple where they stand strongest together and where they might stand apart in order for them to develop more harmony within their relationship. Through conversation with a certified facilitator, couples can identify next steps that are specific to their relationship and increase connectivity, communication, passion, and teamwork. The cost of the SYMBIS+ assessment and 90-minute appointment with a certified facilitator is $105. Please complete the SYMBIS+ request form to get started.
It’s a myth that counseling is only for marriages in trouble. All marriages can benefit from proactive and reparative work with a skilled Christian counselor. Couples benefit from learning healthier patterns of interaction, developing deeper intimacy, and sharpening their communication and conflict-resolution skills. If you think your marriage would benefit from seeing a counselor, check out Blackhawk’s Care Resources.
VOW RENEWAL CEREMONY
A vow renewal ceremony serves as an opportunity for a husband and wife to reaffirm vows of marriage, celebrate and give thanks to God, and recommit to following Christ together. Please complete the vow renewal application to initiate a conversation with Blackhawk about a vow renewal ceremony. Our marriage ministry assistant will then contact you with next steps that include meeting with Pastor of Marriage & Parenting Anne Kierce. Couples who are renewing their vows also participate in the SYMBIS+ assessment and meet with a certified facilitator.
SYMBIS+ Assessment– $105 which covers the cost of the assessment and a meeting with a certified facilitator.
Facility rental fees and pastor honorarium are determined based on ceremony needs, event size, and building usage.
Please contact us if you’re looking for additional resources and support.