Marriage Workshop

Alpine Marriage Ministry is excited to offer occasional Marriage Workshops on various relationship-focused topics.  These workshops are approximately 2-hour sessions (that meet one time) focused on providing tools to help enrich your marriage in many areas.

Sessions may be led by guest speakers, couples in the Alpine Marriage Ministry, or other Alpine leaders.  Some of the topics may include improving communication, resolving conflict, developing shared missions, praying as a couple, increased intimacy, and finding the FUN in your marriage!  These workshops are open to both engaged and married couples in our community!

Upcoming Worksop

One Flesh: Enjoying the Gift of Sex in Marriage

When two become one flesh in marriage, a union forms that mirrors our relationship with Christ. Sex between a husband and a wife intertwines two souls, yet the cares and challenges of daily life can create barriers to intimacy that weaken such a bond.

Mark 10:9: “Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

The Alpine Marriage Ministry is pleased to welcome our speakers, Jill and Mark Savage, for a special workshop, ONE FLESH: ENJOYING THE GIFT OF SEX IN MARRIAGE. Both humorous and heartfelt, Jill and Mark offer practical and proven ways to develop a closer relationship both outside and inside the bedroom.

Jill and Mark have experienced crisis, infidelity, reconciliation and God’s restoration of their marriage. Click here for their story.

Location: Alpine Chapel
Date: Sunday, March 15, 2020
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Cost: $30 per couple

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More about our Speakers

Jill and Mark Savage

Jill has authored ten books, including Is There Sex After Kids, and has been featured Focus on the Family, Family Life Today, and Today’s Christian Woman magazine. Together she and Mark have written two books, Living With Less So Your Family Has More and No More Perfect Marriages. They are passionate about encouraging, educating, and equipping families and currently serve as authors and speakers following two years in church ministry.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will happen in the workshop?

Each workshop will typically be two hours in length and cover a specific topic related to marriage. The time may be spent in a variety of ways and could include any of the following:

  • Prayer, both corporately as well as between couples.
  • Small group discussion about the subject matter with a facilitator and other couples. While everyone will be encouraged to participate, you are not required to do so. Discussion questions will not be too intimate or private.
  • Couple interaction where you can dive deeper into the subject matter on your own.
  • Exercises that build upon the subject matter, either in a small group format or just between spouses.

You will leave with additional questions to ponder, exercises to practice, and an overview of your time together.

Since childcare will be offered during the workshop, we will strictly adhere to the start and end times. Light refreshments will be served. If you have specific questions about the format of any one workshop, email marriage@alpinechapel.org.

Who will lead the workshop?

Each workshop will be conducted by a couple involved in the Alpine Marriage Ministry or another leader(s) at Alpine Chapel.  Occasionally, we may have guest speakers from outside of the church. The leader of each workshop will be identified when registration opens.

Is childcare provided?

Childcare will typically be offered during workshops. There may, at times, be limits to the number of children we can accommodate, and the deadline for registering for childcare will always occur at least one week before the date of the workshop. For that reason, we recommend registering for each workshop as soon as possible. Childcare questions can be directed to marriage@alpinechapel.org.

My spouse/fiancé is not a believer. Will he/she be comfortable?

Of course! Since our workshops are biblically-based, it would be good to let your spouse know that prior to attending. You will be invited to participate in certain parts of the workshop, but there is no forced sharing. We strive to make this experience valuable and comfortable for everyone!

My spouse/fiancé cannot come. Can I attend alone?

These workshops are meant for couples.  As there is frequent discussion and exercises meant to occur with your fiancé/spouse, it is not recommended that you attend alone.

Are these workshops only for marriages that are in trouble?

Absolutely not. We welcome couples who are interested in growing their marriage from “good to great!” Whether you are engaged, newly married, rearing children, experiencing an “empty nest,” or anything in between – we want to help your marriage thrive. Gary Thomas (author of Sacred Marriage) says, “you must commit to being a student of your spouse, always learning, always growing.”  These workshops will help you do just that!

Why do the workshops cost money?

We strive to keep workshop costs as low as possible; however, the added cost of handouts or special speaker fees often require us to charge a small fee. We also need to spread the cost of childcare among the participants of a workshop since Alpine Chapel cannot directly charge for childcare as a nonprofit organization. We never want financial constraints to prevent you from attending a marriage event, so please contact us at marriage@alpinechapel.org to inquire about available scholarships.

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