Draw Closer to God & One Another
The Marriage Ministry at Blackhawk seeks to support married couples through resources and community, bringing them closer to God and to one another. Sign up to stay in the loop regarding upcoming Marriage Ministry opportunities and events or contact us if you’re looking for additional resources and support.
Newlywed Connect Group
For couples age 20s-30s, married less than 3 years
Newlywed Connect is a 6-week group for recently married couples to connect while gaining helpful tools for a Christ-centered marriage. We’ll walk through some of marriage’s big topics: expectations, active listening, communication, conflict and growing a marriage that proclaims the gospel.
What Happy Couples Know Group
For couples of all ages & stages of marriage
What Happy Couples Know is a 4-week group for married couples to grow skills and connect with other couples pursuing a Christ-centered marriage. Ever wonder what the secret is to “happily ever after” with your spouse? Compromise? Commitment? Communication? Join other couples from Blackhawk to explore three habits of happy couples.
Better Love Assessment
Better Love is an individualized online assessment for married couples. Each couple receives a personalized report that provides insight into their money methods, fight types, love life, personalities, and talk style. Couples also receive blueprints for four dates, and ideas for growing deeper connection. The assessment costs $35, but scholarships are available. 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 the Blackhawk Group Code, which is GYKN84DU.
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.