Welcome to Married Life!
Here at First Woodway, we want to offer you encouragement and resources to help you cultivate a Christ-centered marriage. Whether you are engaged, a newlywed, married with kids, or an empty nester, we’ve got you covered! Check out our events, classes, resources, and more!
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
What’s going on now?
FAMILY DISCIPLESHIP | Sundays, March 12 – April 16 | 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Led by Aryn & Brooklyn Bolton | Pathway: Community & Care | For Everyone | No Cost
One of the greatest responsibilities all Christian parents have is to be disciple makers in their homes – raising your children in the love and fear of the Lord. Discipling your family can feel like an intimidating task, but it doesn’t need to be overwhelming or complicated. With a simple plan in place, discipleship is something every parent can do.
This class will give young families practical steps to developing sustainable rhythms of gospel-centered discipleship focused in three key areas: time, moments, and milestones. Utilizing this framework will bless your family and focus your discipleship, no matter the number, age, development, or personality of your children.
*This class has a separate registration form HERE which includes childcare. You may also sign up on the APP.
DOING LIFE WITH YOUR ADULT CHILDREN | Sundays, April 30 – May 21 | 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Led by Doug Webster | Pathway: Community & Care | For Everyone | No Cost
You are invited to a four-week encouraging conversation with a group of peers who understand this challenging and often unsupported, unguided season of life with adult children.
Topics include: Keep Your Mouth Shut and the Welcome Mat Out; Why Is It Taking My Kid So Long to Grow Up? How to Raise an Entitled Adult Child…or Not; A Failure to Launch — from Dependence to Independence; When Your Grown Child Violates Your Values; The High Cost of Money — Financial Independence and Responsibility; In-Laws, Stepfamilies, and the Blend; It’s Party Time with the Grandkids; How to Parent Your Adult Children Like Jesus Would if He Were You. Register HERE!
Married Life | SPRING 2023 EVENTS
Best Date Night | April 22, 2023 | 6:00 – 9:00 pm | Worship Center
Want to WOW your spouse? Invite them on a Best Date Night! Invest in your marriage during this fun, interactive dinner with author and speaker Jim Burns who has written a multitude of resources in 20 languages for spouses and parents of all life stages. There will be games and door prizes, so you won’t want to miss this exciting night! Purchase tickets and make childcare reservations HERE on or before April 19.
Workshop: Doing Life with Your Adult Children | April 23, 2023 | 3:00 – 4:30 pm | Speaker: Jim Burns
So your kids are adults, now what? It can be difficult to find guidance and wisdom to navigate this new, sometimes lonely season of parenting. Jim Burns teaches parents of adult children how to maintain connection while also providing independence and space.
Cost is free and childcare is not provided. Registration will open March 15.
Married People Life Groups
First Woodway offers a variety of married life groups for all ages and stages of marriage. Our life groups meet at 8:15 am, 9:30 am, and 11:00 am on Sunday mornings, and some meet weekdays in people’s homes. For more information on married life groups, please contact Carrie Burrows, Minister of Discipleship: Connections.
LEGACY FAMILY MINISTRIES
If you are engaged or looking for pre-marital counseling, we recommend Legacy Family Ministries. First Woodway partners with Legacy, which offers 6-week classes and a weekend-only option to equip engaged couples for the lifelong journey of marriage. For more information or to sign up, click here.
Here at First Woodway, we believe it’s O.K. to not be O.K. Every marriage struggles from time to time, which is why we advocate for both individual and couples counseling when needed. Our staff has a list of local counselors we can recommend, so please reach out to Elizabeth Oates, Minister of Discipleship: Women & Marriage,if you are looking for a local counselor.
Married Life Resources
- Cherish by Gary Thomas
- For Men Only by Shaunti and Jeff Feldhan
- For Women Only by Shaunti and Jeff Feldhan
- How We Love by Milan and Kay Yerkovich
- Married Sex by Gary Thomas and Debra Fileta
- Ready or Knot by Scott Kedersha
- Rocking the Roles by Lewis and Hendricks
- Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas
- Sheet Music by Kevin Lehman
- The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
- The Kindness Challenge by Shaunti Feldhan
- The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller
- What Did You Expect? By Paul Tripp
- What’s it Like to Be Married to Me? by Linda Dillow
- You and Me Forever by Francis Chan
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