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Healthy marriages

God’s design for all people is to be in a relationship with Him and to bring His community to others. The root of this community is found in Genesis 1 & 2. Marriage, between a man and a woman, which is God inspired, is a particular kind of community that reflects the trinity, is a context for heart change and shows the gospel to the world. Willow Creek places a high value on marriage and provides classes and workshops to help couples navigate a healthy marriage.

Marriage Enrichment

Throughout the year, short-term midweek classes and events are designed to help couples address life's challenges with hope and encouragement, from a biblical perspective. For more information please check the Midweek page.

Marital Distress

Every marriage goes through its ups and downs. Willow’s RESTORE workshop helps couples whose marriages are in a hard season. Regardless of your struggle--unresolved conflict, emotional disconnect, control, codependency, or broken trust—you’re not alone. This workshop helps you identify core issues that keep you stuck and offers tools to help you heal and grow your marriage. Registration required.

For current workshop information, see 'Current Workshops' to the right, or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 224-512-2001 with questions.

Marriage and Family Counselling

Willow's Counsellor Referral Network (CRN) is a network of screened Christian counselors who can help you work through issues surrounding your marriage relationship, family situation, or individual issues that affect your relationships. You can receive referrals to counselors in your area from Willow Creek's Response Pastors, who provide you with a listening ear, helpful next steps, and prayer. Call (847) 765-5000 during business hours (9 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday) and ask the receptionist to connect you with a Response Pastor.

For pre-marital information or questions about weddings at Willow, please click here.

Marriage Events