Grace Marriage


What is Grace Marriage?

Do you want a better marriage? Do you want to grow in the 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 FCC!

FCC is a host site for Grace Marriage, a ministry that desires to protect and grow marriages proactively. 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, a couple makes a proactive effort to protect and grow their marriage by investing in two (six-week) huddles each year to take a big picture of their life and marriage. Couples who intentionally focus on their marriage and place it under the grace of Christ will see their relationship transformed into a more enjoyable and God-glorifying union.

Quick Summary. Grace Marriage is…

  • An intentional time for husband and wife to be strategic, and proactive in their relationship.
  • A time to establish and pursue goals together.
  • A place to learn 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.

Next Huddle


February 19 – March 29

Groups are offered on Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings, and Wednesday evenings (An online group is offered on Sunday evenings).

Children’s programming or childcare is offered for all groups.

What Will I Do In Grace Marriage?

  • 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 Grace Marriage 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.
  • Grace Marriage 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 (Huddles) each year
    • Fall (August & September)
    • Spring (February & March)
  • Groups are offered on Sunday morning, Sunday evening and Wednesday evening
  • Group size will vary according to registration.
  • Participation includes childcare (Sunday morning and Wednesday evening), marriage workbooks, and giveaways.
  • 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)
    • This includes GM@Home subscription free of cost.
  • Special Note: Children’s programming or childcare is offered for all groups.

Description of FCC’s Current 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 being proactive. Be strategic and align your time and resources with your priorities.

Priority Mindset (Full Year – Includes 4 Books)

Guide One: Marriage on Mission (Fall 2022)
Guide Two: Habits make Progress (Winter/Spring 2023)

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