We believe marriage is among the most beautiful and sacred gifts we get to experience in life. At CBC, we're working toward and cheering for successful, healthy, and Christ-centered marriages. We'd love to help you move in that direction.
Many of us have grown up in a world that warped and romanticized relationships and happy endings. Our Disney-calibrated minds are on the lookout for our one true love, and once we or they jump the moderately adverse hurdles between, we’ll simply fall into bliss and live happily ever after. Hollywood’s tidal wave of relationship caricatures have further distorted the idea of relationships and how they work, and sadly, many of us have been duped! The impact? Nearly half of all marriages fail. We believe, however, with a little awareness of reality and some healthy teamwork, marriage isn’t just doable, or just OK, but it is awesome! It just doesn’t fall into your lap while you sleep and await Prince (or Princess?) Charming.
Our relationship with God is remarkably beautiful.
The God of the universe knows everything about us, good and bad, our brokenness, and our shame. The Scriptures tell us God knows even the secrets of our hearts…and yet, He loves us. However shameful, however ugly, God knows, and he loves us anyway. He loves us so much, in fact, that he gave himself up for us. The reality that we are truly known and yet truly loved by God is nothing less than amazing. In the same way, this is what makes marriage beautiful: two flawed people, falling down and helping one another up, messing up and mending together, fighting and forgiving, knowing each other well, and loving one another anyway. It’s a slow, meandering, messy process. That’s how real happily ever after happens.
Don't go alone...
Ecclesiastes 4 tells us two are better than one, because they have good return for their work. We would encourage you to consider this idea as a couple: in other words, two couples are better than one. If one couple falls down, the other can help them up.
That’s what premarital and marital counseling is for. Our aim is to help you up; to help you learn how to get up when you fall down. You will fall down. We all do. Life is hard and marriage is tough. So, learning how to get up is a critical first step, and it will make for a long, beautiful, messy, amazingly wonderful marriage.
Coaching & Mentorship
Please, no matter how big or small you might feel your needs are, we'd love to come along side you and help move you in the direction of a successful, healthy, Christ-centered marriage.
If you have questions, would like to talk to someone, or are just looking for general advice or prayer, we're happy to help!
Relationships thrive when there is understanding. Let us provide the insights to get there. At CBC, we have found P/E to be a wonderful tool that helps strengthen and enrich relationships! Prepare/Enrich adapts and reacts to the changing reality of relationships through continued research and development. The reliability of the assessment and feedback guided by Certified Facilitators will help you strengthen and enrich your relationships.
- Premarital - Taking an assessment isn't just another step in the wedding planning process; it's an essential step to a thriving marriage.
- Married - Marriage is beautiful and complex; its fluid and changes with time. Whether newlyweds or married for 50 years, marriage is worth it.
- P/E Checkup - Life is a journey. When your partner accompanies you in that voyage it adds a beautiful complexity. Check up on your relationship excursion to avoid pitfalls.
- Parenting - Parenting is one of the hardest and most rewarding adventures of life. Help couples make it through this unpredictable excursion with confidence and grace.
- Pre-Adoption / Pre-Foster Care - A stable, healthy environment is crucial for raising children of any age.