Your marriage can thrive.
Every year 2.3 million couples get married, and 1.2 million get divorced. Statistically speaking, many marriages are stale, neglected and full of resentment because they are stressed and overwhelmed, with a lack of knowledge of how to improve. At Relevant, we believe that one of the best ways to cultivate a happy marriage is by simply spending time with other couples, sharing life experiences, and hearing from others who have blazed a trail. Below you'll find next steps to help you along the way, from preparing for marriage to support for those times when you simply need help.
Wedding Ceremony Request
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! We are excited that you have decided to take this important step to share your lives together. If you'd like to request a Relevant Pastor to perform your wedding ceremony, fill out our wedding request form. The cost for each Pastor to perform your ceremony in Omaha is on the form. For weddings located outside of Omaha, travel and lodging expenses need to be covered for the Pastor as well. Once we receive the form, we will review the date to see the availability of the Relevant Pastor for your wedding day.
At Relevant, our pre-marital counseling happens through our Nearlyweds & Newlyweds group. This group exists to point engaged and newly married couples in a healthy direction, and help them take positive first steps in their marriage. You'll meet with seasoned couples who will guide you through the highs and lows of marriage with real-life examples, current information, and wisdom from the Bible. Some of the main topics that will be covered are Why Marriage, Love & Understanding, Communication, Conflict & Forgiveness, Money, and Intimacy. Visit our Nearlyweds & Newlyweds page to learn more.
Although we don't require you to do premarital counseling, we strongly recommend and encourage it. If you have requested a Relevant Pastor to marry you, he will decide if he would like you to do any additional counseling.
Marrieds T-Life Groups
T-Life (Transformed Life) Groups are the best environment at Relevant for you to continually Grow in a relationship with Jesus, Connect in authentic relationships with others, and Impact the world. These Groups meet weekly and most of them use the Sunday sermon as the basis for their conversation. If you are married or engaged, we encourage you to join one of our "Marrieds" T-Life Groups and do life alongside other couples. Visit our T-Life Groups page to learn more.
The Smart Step Family group provides practical and realistic solutions to the issues blended families face. Whether married or soon-to-be-married, people will discover how to solve the everyday puzzles of step-parenting and step-children relationships, communicate effectively with an ex-spouse, handle stepfamily finances with confidence, and provide easy steps to successfully blending your stepfamily slowly. Visit our Smart Stepfamily page to learn more.
If your marriage is in crisis, meeting with our Navigators is a great first step. Our "lay counselors" (not professionals) are couples that are trained to help you determine next steps for your marriage. If you are interested in connecting with a Navigator couple, fill out our Navigators request form.
Marriage Counseling with Dr. Keith & Kathy Davis
Located in Colorado Springs, CO, Dr. Keith and Kathy Davis do 4-5 day one-on-one marriage intensive counseling with couples. Whether your marriage needs intensive intervention or you simply need a "tune-up", you will find these days of refreshing and renewal to be one of the most productive seasons you have ever spent together. You can contact Keith & Kathy directly using the contact info below.
Dr. Keith & Kathy Davis
The Center For Christian Counseling & Spiritual Resource
Related Story Videos
Below are video stories of marriages that have been transformed by God through Relevant.
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