Christian Outreach Center

Marriage Connection

The purpose of The Marriage Connection, the C.O.C. Married Couples Fellowship, is to strengthen the marriage relationship between husband and wife and to provide an environment for growth and learning from other couples. The fellowship contributes to the spiritual growth of our couples by providing an open environment for sharing and learning.  This group seeks to lay a foundation by teaching and observing biblical examples and practical applications.

The time that the couples spend together gives them the opportunity to ask questions and have discussions that may not be suitable in a regular church setting.  The couples are able to have conversations that oftentimes answer questions that they’ve had and either never thought to ask or were uncomfortable in asking. By attending monthly fellowship meetings, friendships and trust develop between the couples.

A Scripture that is meaningful to The Marriage Connection couples is Habakkuk 2:2, which says, “And the Lord answered me and said, ‘Write the vision and make it plain upon tablets, that he may run that reads it.’” (NKJV) One of the married couples’ leaders explained that for a marriage to be successful, each person needs to have the same vision for the marriage, and work towards the same goals.  Both people should work towards the same goals, even if their approaches are different.  Another Scripture of importance to this group is Genesis 2:23.  It states, “And Adam said, ‘This is now bone of my bones flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman because she was taken out of Man.’”

Each gathering of The Marriage Connection is different.  Some of the fun activities that the couples participate in are candlelight dinners, readings of original poetry that the husbands write for their wives, a Valentine’s Day dinner and dance, movie night, game night and trips to the theater.  In addition to all of the fun activities, there is also time for ministry and teaching.  The ministry and teaching sessions include topics on finances, communication and intimacy in marriage.  The Married Couples Fellowship is aimed at strengthening the marriage relationship and ministering to the whole person – Spirit, Soul and Body. We want to teach couples how to have marriage God’s way. Join the Marriage Connection Today!