LifePoint Marriage Ministry
Tightening the Knot
Tightening the Knot (TTK) is a marriage ministry program which provides a date night where couples can have fun and remember why they fell in love. Each TTK event offers an opportunity to meet other couples just like you, to participate in fun games (and win AWESOME prizes), and to view a 30-minute video message on how you can strengthen your marriage in practical ways. TTK events offer child care on campus and a meal that someone else cooked for a nominal fee.
Transparency, authenticity, accountability and lasting friendships are all created in community. Marriage Life Groups and LifePoint U marriage-focused classes can build opportunities for couples to experience this community.
When couples are regularly placed in groups with other couples who are on the same journey, comfort begins to occur and a lasting bond is developed over time. This accountability and like-mindedness contribute to the health of marriages. Click here to watch two couples talk obout how our LPU class helped their marriage!
Prepare & Enrich
Since the rate of divorce is high among Baby Boomers, it’s likely that couples married less than 10 years ago have at least one set of parents who have divorced. Consequently, there are a host of couples today who have been left with poor impressions of marriage, along with unrealistic expectations.
Premarital counseling is not a new concept, but was not widely considered for those outside of a faith. Many marriages start off well intended, but ill prepared. Prepare Enrich uses seasoned couples to mentor, encourage, and provide support for couples during those first few years of marriage. Prepare Enrich provides older couples to share their experiences to be a resource for couples who are just stepping into marriage for the first time.
Marriage Mentors United
Why do colleges and trades have internships and apprenticeships? Because personal attention from experienced practitioners helps students master essential skills, techniques, attitudes, and knowledge. In every culture throughout human history, mentoring has been the primary means of passing on knowledge and skills. Mentors are encouragers, imparters of knowledge, and models.
A marriage mentor team is a happy, more experienced couple purposefully investing in another couple to effectively navigate a journey that they have already taken. For a successful partnership, mentoree couples need to bring a responsive attitude, a receptive spirit, and a readiness to learn from the mentor couple.