Grace Marriage


Do you want a better marriage? Do you want to grow in enjoyment of one another? Do you want to protect your marriage? Do you want to launch your marriage out of a stagnant pattern into a growth pattern? Do you want to get on the same page as your spouse so you can be more effective?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, join a Grace Marriage coaching group at FBC!

FBC is a host site for Grace Marriage coaching groups. This is a ministry that desires to proactively protect and grow marriages. Marriage is foundational to the success of a family, church, and community. However, the busyness and demands of life make it difficult to be intentional. In Grace Marriage coaching, a couple makes a proactive effort to protect and grow their marriage by investing one day each quarter of the year to take a big picture look at their life and marriage. When a couple puts their marriage under the grace of Christ and intentionally works on it, it will be transformed into a more enjoyable and God-glorifying union.

What is Marriage Coaching?

  • An intentional, strategic, and proactive approach.
  • A time to establish and pursue goals together.
  • A wellness, protection, and growth model.
  • A chance to re-focus on positives and create a refreshing atmosphere.
  • An opportunity to address issues in a safe place.

What will I do in Marriage Coaching?

  • Use biblical grace-based materials to spark creative thought.
  • Think, pray, and apply principles to your marriage and family.
  • Talk with your spouse, plan, schedule, and grow together.
  • Establish goals and proactively work toward them.
  • Share and receive insights with and from other couples.

What Marriage Coaching is not

  • Marriage counseling.
  • A seminar or conference.
  • A traditional small group/class.
  • A place where you will be forced to share your deepest secrets.

The basis for Grace Marriage

  • Your marriage is secure when it is based on the foundation of the grace of Christ.
  • You are refreshed by the love and grace of God instead of beat up for your deficiencies.
  • When you both live according to grace and not your performance, you can identify issues and grow with no condemnation.
  • Marriage coaching is a positive approach focused on the proactive pursuit of your spouse as you extend grace to them.

How Grace Marriage works

  • Two six-week sessions each year
    • One in each semester
      • Fall (October & November)
      • Spring (February & March)
    • Meets on Sunday evenings from 5-6:30 PM
  • Group size will vary according to registration.
  • Led by a trained facilitator.
  • Participation includes snacks, drinks, childcare, dinner, & marriage workbooks.
  • Resource Fee will be paid directly to Grace Marriage.
    • Workbooks will be purchased on Grace Marriage shop…link provided upon registration.
      • $99 per couple annually (prorated if joining mid-year)
  • Special Note: Childcare will be provided for children birth-5 years old. FBC will be providing children and youth programming during each of these six-week sessions.

Description of FBC’s Upcoming Series


It is easy to fall into a routine that is less than God’s best. Life’s demands and complexities often leave the marriage with sparse leftovers of time and resources. Come join an effort to change the paradigm of how marriage is done. Replace reactivity with proactivity. Be strategic and align your time and resources with your priorities.

Life Intentional (Full Year – Includes 4 Books)

Guide One: The Fool and the Fuel
Guide Two: The Micro-Marriage

How does it sound to…

  • Work together to create an exciting vision for your marriage?
  • Not only have your marriage survive, but also to grow in support, closeness and enjoyment of one another?
  • Prioritize and invest in your marriage, making it a source of life and grace?
  • Have a blast together and have God use it to draw others to Him?

Your marriage group, in combination with these Grace Marriage group guides, are created to help you do just that!

Each guide contains:

  • 100+ pages with key lessons and worksheets
  • 21 – Investment Challenges
  • 3 – Intentional Coffee Self-Studies
  • Continuing the Progress: Weekly Check-ups

Exclusive Bonus Content:

  • Videos from the founders of Grace Marriage, Brad & Marilyn Rhoads
  • Emails with encouragement and teaching delivered to your inbox

Dates for the Next Sessions

FALL 2021

  • October 17 | 5-6:30PM
  • October 24 | 5-6:30PM
  • November 7 | 5-6:30PM
  • November 14 | 5-6:30PM
  • November 21 | 4-5:30PM (time change accommodates for church-wide Thanksgiving Dinner)
  • November 28 | 5-6:30PM


Listen to these testimonies of how the ministry has had an impact on couples in our church this year. 

Learn More

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Registration is OPEN! Please visit the link below to register. Even though we have an annual promotional emphasis for the ministry, couples are free to register at any time during the year.  Simply register at the link below or contact the church office and we can get you placed in a group for the next available session (costs are prorated according to the remaining sessions of the program year).