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Marriage & Couples


stablishing and maintaining
healthy marriages

Marriage is God's creation, His design for us to experience relational intimacy and love that mirrors the love relationship Christ has with His followers. Willow Creek places a high value on marriage and provides classes and workshops to help couples navigate the loving yet challenging relationships we share with our spouses. For current workshop information, see 'Marriage Events' to the right.

For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one.
—Genesis 2:24 (TNIV)

Marriage Preparation

Two to One: This seven-week workshop is designed to help dating or engaged couples explore God’s design for marriage. Topics include essentials of communication and conflict resolution, the influence of family background, sexuality and intimacy, and finances. This interactive workshop, offered each January, April, and September, utilizes personal assessments as well as couple and group interaction.

Marriage mentoring: Willow Creek offers mentors who can guide engaged couples and dating couples who are seriously considering marriage into developing a Christ-centered relationship. LEARN MORE

Planning your wedding: Get information on Willow Creek wedding ceremonies, available dates at Willow's Chapel, potential picture displays for your wedding ceremony, and more. LEARN MORE

Marriage Enrichment

Every marriage needs help from time to time in navigating the complex issues of life and family. Throughout the year, Willow's Marriage and Family Life teams offer specific short-term classes and events designed to help couples address life's challenges with hope and encouragement, from a biblical perspective. Current offerings will be available in the Marriage Events area on the right.

Marital Distress

Marital Restoration: This eight-week workshop is designed for couples whose marriage is broken or in significant distress due to long-term emotional disconnect, infidelity, abuse, and/or broken trust. If you dare to believe God can redeem your pain and transform your marriage, this workshop is for you. Reigstration is required. View Workshops

Marriage and Family Counseling

Willow's Counselor Referral Network (CRN)is a network of Christian counselors who can help you work through issues surrounding your marriage relationship as well as your personal growth. Counselling referrals are provided through Willow Creek's care pastors. To speak with a pastor about your marriage relationship or family situation, call (847) 765-5000, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Nancy Wendt
Wedding Administrator
(224) 512-1163
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Marriage Events