Marriage & Couples
stablishing and maintaining
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.
Two to One: This eight-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, finances, sexuality and intimacy, and blended family issues. 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 Matters: Every marriage has the potential to be strong and vibrant, but too often relational issues set it off-course. This eight-week workshop is designed for married couples that desire to work together to enhance the quality of their relationships. The workshop provides them with the opportunity to grow spiritually, relationally, and emotionally for the purpose of guarding and protecting their marriage. Current offerings will be available in the Marriage Events area on the right.
Other Opportunities: 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 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
Divorce & Separation Care: This eight-week workshop is designed for individuals who are experiencing divorce, separated from spouse, or ending a long term non-marital relationship. Participants are equipped with resources, skills and tools to navigate the challenges and identify steps toward emotional, relational and spiritual healing. Registration 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.
Divorce & Separation Care