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Married Couples At FPC

What To Expect From The Marriage Ministry At FPC

We believe Christian marriage is a unique relationship created by God to be a witness to the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is vital that Christians who are married view their relationship with the utmost care and attention.

FPC's marriage ministry is designed to help strengthen couples' relationship with God and one another. We are committed to providing appropriate resources to help, encourage, challenge and support married couples at FPC.  

Continue reading to learn more about events, resources, mentoring and counseling services.

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Weddings At FPC 

Marriage Matters Conference

May 31 (6:30–9 PM) June 1 (8:30 AM–4:30 PM | LC 181/185 | Married Couples Only
**The deadline for childcare reservations is by end-of-day, Thursday, May 23.  

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Marriage Matters
Are you ready to invest in your marriage and intentionally move towards oneness? Then Marriage Matters is for you. This weekend will help you understand God's blueprint for marriage and how your marriage can live into His legacy.

What to Expect
Marriage Matters begins Friday evening, May 31st and will conclude Saturday late afternoon, June 1st. We will incorporate group sessions and alone time with your spouse. You will never be asked to share intimate details of your relationship with anyone. 

Every Couple is Welcome
Timeless, Biblical principles provide the tools to help all relationships. Everyone is welcome: the on-the-verge of divorce, the newly-weds, the wise, and the seasoned. 

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Meet Our Guest Speaker:

Sam John, is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) who has a passion for marriage.  It was through his own personal struggles he realized the benefits of counseling.  After degrees in Accounting and Management Information Systems and 17 years of work experience in corporate America, Sam felt God calling him into a radically different career path. Sam enrolled at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS), where he received a Master's in Biblical Counseling. With a focus on pre-marital/marital, relationship, individual, and trauma therapy, Sam has used his God-given passion for the Word by guiding and serving those who are lost, hurting, and in distress.  As a licensed counselor and speaker, Sam hopes to become a beacon of God's love, hope, and grace.

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Marriage Beginnings 

9:40-10:30am | Engaged and Newly Married | LC 267 | Mar 3 - Apr 7

Our hope is that engaged and newly married couples would join us for this six-week Sunday School Class. 

Marriage is a gift from God and we place a high value on the importance and necessity of preparing for this relationship, before and after marriage. FPC offers a six-week seminar that addresses the biblical meaning of marriage, common issues couples face, and provide vital tools to help navigate your relationship.

The class is taught by members of FPC pastors and family counseling professionals. The class facilitators are Alan and Claudia Stewart. Whether you are considering marriage, engaged, or have been married for only a few months or years, this class is beneficial to all as we work towards glorifying our Lord in the way we love our future or current spouse.

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This portion of the ministry will focus on couple-to-couple relationships, encouraging couples who want to discuss marriage issues within a smaller, more confidential relationship. 

Mentor couples will bring with them many years of married life and will provide an encouraging, open and honest setting for discussion and encouragement.

Please contact at Jon Crantz at jcrantz@fpchouston.org for more information. 

Counseling Services

Married couples frequently experience challenges in their relationship, and at times need outside help to get them back on track. We offer confidential, pastoral counseling with the option of further, professional counseling as needed. 

Please contact Pastor Jon Crantz at jcrantz@fpchouston.org for more information.