Marriage at Willow

Marriage is a wonderful gift that can also be incredibly challenging. Whether you are considering marriage, looking to grow stronger, or in a difficult marital season, Willow wants to help you build an intimate and God-honoring connection.

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Intimacy & Connection Workshop

Whether you're preparing for marriage, have been married for a week or several decades, Willow's Intimacy & Connection Workshop offers a fantastic opportunity to grow together. 

• Session 1:  8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Saturday, February 16
• Sessions 2–8: 7–9 p.m. | Wednesdays, February 20–April 10 (no meeting on March 27)
• Cost: $40 per person. Scholarships available.
• Location: Willow Creek South Barrington
• Led by therapists, pastors, and trained facilitators.

Choose your season of marriage to register: PremaritalGrowingIn a Hard Season

Select your season of marriage to learn more and register

Great marriages don’t just happen! Awareness and preparation are key to building and keeping a thriving connection with your future spouse. We offer workshops and resources to help couples connect with God and with each other.

Don’t miss our next workshop!

Intimacy and Connection: Outsmart the Traps that Can Sabotage Your Relationship. We are all created for deep, lasting connection in marriage. Yet couples can wind up in patterns that sabotage their relationship. Find the lifelines you need to avoid these pitfalls and build a safe, intimate bond with your future spouse. 

Register here. 

Click here to learn more about the pre-marital process at Willow Creek.

Marriage is the most intimate human relationship and it reflects God’s own heart. Couples who thrive are intentional about learning and growing even when the relationship is doing well. Willow offers workshops and resources that will foster a growing, intimate partnership.

Don’t miss our next workshop!

Intimacy and Connection: Outsmart the Traps that Can Sabotage Your Relationship. We are all created for deep, lasting connection in marriage. Yet couples can wind up in patterns that sabotage their relationship. Find the lifelines you need to avoid these pitfalls and build a safe, intimate bond with your spouse.

Register here.

Every marriage goes through hard seasons! If you need an infusion of hope, you are not alone! Throughout the year, Willow offers a road map of workshops and resources to help couples caught in hard seasons get unstuck and on their way. The strong seek guidance navigating tough challenges so they can build a stronger future.

Don’t miss our next workshop!

Intimacy and Connection: Outsmart the Traps that Can Sabotage Your Relationship. We are all created for deep, lasting connection in marriage. Yet couples can get stuck in patterns that sabotage their relationship. Find the lifelines you need to avoid these pitfalls and begin to rebuild a safe, intimate bond with your spouse.

Register here.


Additional Resources

• Financial workshops: Creating a financial plan that works for you as couple is an enormous gift for every marriage and family. Learn keys to manage money and resources well so you can build a life of financial freedom and faithfulness. Learn more here.

• RECOVER: Overcome barriers that hold you back—including codependence, alcohol, drug use, social media habits, porn, food issues, workhaholism, gaming and more. Compelling teaching and confidential small groups. No registration required. Just show up! Learn more here.

• Counseling referrals: Call the church and ask to speak with a Response Pastor to get counseling referrals for screened, licensed Christian Counselors who are near you and who will work with your insurance. Response Pastors are available Monday through Friday from 9am – 5pm to listen to your story, pray with you, and provide information on helpful resources.

• RELATE: Gain critical insight and valuable tools to grow emotionally and spiritually so you can building strong and thriving relationships with God, others, and yourself. Learn more here.

• Getting Married at Willow: We are excited to walk your pre-marriage journey with you! There are four steps to the premarital process for those who call Willow Creek their home church. Click here to learn more.


Testimonials

Group time was the best! Wasn't sure how this was going to work at the beginning. But the group dynamic was changing lives at our table. —Pat

I cannot say thanks enough! There isn't a price high enough pay to help work on my marriage. —Frank

What an amazing program! I am so grateful for everyone's commitment at Willow Creek to this program. You are really changing lives! Thank you! –—Steve

Our leaders were always there with positive input and challenging questions to keep us in shape, making sure we didn't give up! —Victor

We couldn't have asked for better leaders. They drew us out and asked hard questions in a loving way. Made us feel safe! —Joy

So glad you have these programs. Wish more places did the same!  —Nancy