Re | engage: Marriage Enrichment

RECONNECT, REIGNITE, AND RESURRECT YOUR MARRIAGE

Whether your marriage needs to be reignited, or be completely resurrected, re|engage is a safe place for couples to reconnect. This ministry offers hope to marriages by helping couples move toward oneness through stories of grace, teaching, and small groups. 

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Re|engage is for marriages, between one man and one woman, in any and all conditions. Every marriage will benefit, whether couples are struggling to get along, the marriage seems broken, or they simply want to grow closer together relationally. 

Attendance without both spouses present is allowed. Separated or divorced couples considering reconciling are welcome to attend re|engage. Re|engage is not designed for seriously dating, engaged, or cohabitating couples.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT 

  • Testimonies of hope
  • Teaching on practical marriage tools 
  • Small group with 4-6 couples who support and encourage each other, learning how to effectively communicate, resolve conflict and grow closer. 

 

EXPERIENCE WHAT MARRIAGE IS MEANT TO BE.

God has designed marriage to be a supportive, loving, life-giving relationship that mirrors His unconditional love for us. Re|engage will help you better understand His design and learn how to apply it to your own marriage.

Topics include: 

    • Love
    • Grace
    • Forgiveness
    • Communication
    • Conflict
    • Emotional Intimacy
    • Sexual Intimacy 

 

READY TO GROW YOUR MARRIAGE?

We’re here to help.

“Re|engage has allowed me to open my mind and heart to my spouse and learn to put their feelings above my own and love them like God loves me.”

“Had we not learned what we did, I don’t think our marriage would be where it is now.” 

“We had to work on ourselves to identify what our issue was…Introspectively looking at ourselves made the relationship better.” 

 

TUESDAY NIGHTS AT 6:30pm

Re|engage meets Tuesday nights at 6:30pm, and is open to newcomers year-round.

LEARN MORE

 marriage@cbc.email

210-253-5971

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LEARN MORE

 weddings@cbc.email

210-253-5971

Merge: Premarital Preparation

Merge is a premarital discipleship ministry designed for engaged and seriously dating couples. It’s a chance to seek wisdom and receive counsel about marriage in a safe, fun, and authentic environment.

 

WHAT MAKES MERGE UNIQUE?

Merge helps couples explore the true meaning of marriage in a safe and informative environment. 

Merge addresses common questions and challenges from a biblical perspective. 

Often for the first time, couples get to see the practicalities of merging together two very different lives. 

Merge is “Twogether in Texas’ certified. Couples who complete Merge receive a premarital course certificate that, when presented to the court clerk, saves $60 off their marriage license and waives the 72-hour waiting period. 

 

Classes include:

    • Large group teaching time
    • Small group discussion with a trained mentor couple
    • Personalized learning opportunities

 

Lesson 1 – A Biblical View of Marriage 

Lesson 2 – Communication & Conflict 

Lesson 3 – Biblical Roles in Marriage 

Lesson 4 – Strengthening Your Relationship 

Lesson 5 – Finances 

Lesson 6 – Expectation & Family/In-Laws 

Lesson 7 – Sexual Intimacy  

Lesson 8 – Understanding Your Spouse  

 

HEALTHY MARRIAGES START LONG BEFORE THE WEDDING

We’re here to help.

“This class showed me the importance of loving myself, my spouse, and God all at the same time.” 

“…it was great to hear from couples who have gone through years of experience and to look at every topic from a biblical point of view.” 

“A lot of great material. Friendly, funny, and knowledgeable couples. Learned a lot about spiritual intimacy.”

 

CLASS OPTIONS

Eight-week class meets
Tuesday nights at 6:30pm.

Weekend Intensives are offered two to three times a year. 

FAQ

The purpose of the GriefShare is to equip grieving individuals with the tools and structure to encourage and support them through the grief process.

No. The primary focus of a Bible Study is to understand God and His truths by reading, considering, and discussing scripture. On the other hand, GriefShare is based on the scripture but focuses on life-application of Biblical truths that support and encourage you towards healing and growth. Scripture is included in these studies to reveal and emphasize Biblical basis. Homework, videos, and discussion are aimed at using grace, truth, and time to plant wisdom in your head and spiritual maturity in you heart.

Topics discussed in GriefShare include understanding your emotions, the effects of grief on our physical, spiritual and emotional well-being, goals for moving through grief, relationships, common beliefs, misconceptions and complications of grief, and heaven.

This course is intended for those who have experienced the loss of an individual in their lives. While we understand grief can occur with the loss of a pet, a job, a diagnosis, etc., the course we are following is designed specifically for the actual loss of a loved one. We know your grief is real and we can feel your pain with you, our GriefShare program is not structured to accommodate those who have not lost a loved one. However, if you have a loved one in a hospice situation, Alzheimer’s facility, nursing home, etc, we will be glad to help you find one-on-one counseling. If your loss is an infant, we recommend the San Antonio Area Share ministry ( shareSATX@gmail.com ) through University United Methodist Church, 5084 DeZevala Rd. Their contacts are Lauren VandeBerg (210) 250-1600 or Andrea Redel (210) 241-8502.

You are encouraged to attend all 13 sessions of any GS study. If you have lost a spouse, there is an additional study “Loss of a Spouse” that is provided prior to the 13 week sessions. Participants are asked to attend at least 3 of the sessions before deciding not attend in order to properly evaluate the benefits of this experience.

Yes. It is common to repeat GriefShare. You are always welcome to join our group to receive the support and encouragement you may need from time to time in your grief journey.

There are usually three semesters per year (spring, summer, and fall).

GriefShare uses a video seminar and a workbook. Participants must purchase a personal workbook. The video seminar is presented at regularly scheduled sessions. Participants are encouraged to use the video outline to record notes during the video. During the week, participants will find short, daily exercises to help them sort through their emotions and personal situation and to help find comfort and answers to their questions. Participants are also encouraged to have a small notebook for personal journaling. “A Season of Grief,” a free daily email message designed to encourage and guide through the healing process is available at griefshare.org/daily e-mails.

No. Only paper materials are permitted in groups. Bible verses are written out in your workbook and on the video. However, some participants obtain an electronic audio version of the GriefShare video seminar to use outside of the group. It is available for purchase at griefshare.org/bookstore.

It varies, but expect to spend about 30 to 45 minutes daily in the From Mourning to by exercises, My Weekly Grief Work and personal journaling.

At the beginning of the study you will review a “CBC Care & Support Group Covenant: which addresses many of the expectations in five areas: Commitment, Listening, Confidentiality, Sharing, and Honoring/Respecting Others. Additional expectations are addressed during the registration process, at opening night, and during the study.