Marriage

Spiritual Parenting

Day: Wednesday
Time of Day: 07:00 PM
Start Date: 01/18/2017
Location: E-102
Leader: Shawn Yost
Leader Email: syost@firstfriends.org
Childcare: Yes
It's hard enough to train kids to behave, but good behavior isn't what Jesus calls for in the Bible. He wants hearts and souls that are shaped in vibrant faith and love toward God and others. How can parents cultivate this in their children? Spiritual Parenting is a six-part DVD series that empowers parents to be the primary nurturers of their children's faith and teaches them how to create a home environment God can use to work in their children's lives. Families will be transformed as they learn how to create space for God-encounters in everyday life.

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Three Cord Strand

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 11:00 AM
Start Date: 01/15/2017
Location: L-41
Leader: Clark & Marva Hoopes
Childcare: Yes
Join other young married couples meeting weekly for study, discussion, and additional fun and fellowship at planned special events.

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Couples of Promise

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:30 AM
Start Date: 01/15/2017
Location: L-41
Leader: Jeff & Julia Schumacher
Childcare: Yes
This winter beginning January 15 we will study I Am N by Voice of the Martyrs. In this powerful video series we will be taken into true stories of Christians around the world that face persecution for their faith and examine how we respond to that spiritually and practically. This study will be followed by John Piper’s six-week video study God Is the Gospel. The Bible tells us the gospel is good news not because of its many peripheral blessings, but because it brings us to God and to utter delight in him. Join us as we dynamically explore the ultimate good of the good news.

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A Lifelong Love

Day: Wednesday
Time of Day: 07:00 PM
Start Date: 03/01/2017
Location: E-102
Leader: Shawn Yost
Leader Email: syost@firstfriends.org
Childcare: Yes
Gary Thomas believes couples often settle for too little when it comes to marriage. We fail to understand how deeply God cares about our spouse. We diminish our need to not only understand what biblical love really is, but also to become a people who excel at it. We let ourselves drift apart instead of making the daily choices to grow closer together. Whether your marriage needs a complete makeover, a touch up, or just a new purpose, A Lifelong Love promises to set your relationship on an entirely new dimension. This study will guide you through the power shifts and seasonal mine fields that blow up so many marriages so that you can grow in your love instead of in your disappointment.

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A Love Story

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:30 AM
Start Date: 01/15/2017
Location: E-112
Leader: Shawn and Mary Yost
Leader Email: syost@firstfriends.org
Childcare: Yes
Join other young couples married 3-10 years as we grow our marriages based on a healthy biblical foundation. We will discuss topics related to marriage and also incorporate Bible studies that strengthen our faith. This is a great opportunity to connect with other couples as share and laugh together.

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The Honeymooners

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:30 AM
Start Date: 01/15/2017
Location: M-121
Leader: Phil & Mandi Johnson
Leader Email: phil.johnson@gmail.com
Childcare: Yes
This group is for young couples who have been married less than five years and who desire to grow stronger in their faith journey, learn about Biblical intimacy, and develop skills for overcoming adversity in marriage.

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Farr Out

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 11:00 AM
Start Date: 01/15/2017
Location: E-104
Leader: Ryan and Rachel Farr
Leader Email: rfarr@firstfriends.org
Childcare: Yes
This group exists to build relationship and connection among young couples as we intentionally seek to answer the question of "How do I serve and honor God in my 24/7 life?" Winter Curriculum: Ephesians by JD Greear (9 weeks) Watch Your Tongue by Tony Evans (5 weeks)

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Monday Night Married Couples

Day: Monday
Time of Day: 06:30 PM
Start Date: 01/16/2017
Location: E-102
Leader: Ben and Emily Croston
Leader Email: benandem721@yahoo.com
Childcare: Yes
This group is for married couples of all ages and in any stage in life. We meet every other Monday evening. We rotate between marriage-focused, family life, and deeper Biblical study. This winter we will be studying "It Starts At Home" by Matt Chandler and Gary Thomas. This is a study that helps families in different situations bring faith home to their children and grandchildren. We hope to challenge and encourage all couples in their marriages to bring faith to their home in a greater way. We also include food and fellowship in all our gatherings, so we hope you can join us!

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