Marriage Matters

Marriage Matters

Marriage Matters

Marriage Matters is open to anyone interested in refining and growing in their marriage relationship.  We seek to strengthen marriages through events and classes that focus on applying the biblical principles of marriage to real life.  The ministry sponsors a 6 week small group as well as periodic seminars and workshops.

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  • Feb

    Gospel-Shaped Marriage Workshop 2023

    No matter your situation - single, married, engaged, dating, or simply looking to prayerfully support your married friends or family - we invite you to join us on February 11 (9:00amm-3:30pm), for a marriage workshop with Chad and Emily Van Dixhoon. Chad and Emily reside in Pennsylvania where he is professor of church history at Westminister Theological Seminary and she is an author, Bible study leader, and stay-at-home mom. They have five children. Together they have written a book called “Gospel-Shaped Marriage” that comes highly recommended by Alistair Begg as one of his favorite marriage books.  The conference will include a time led by Emily for the women and Chad for the men as well as time for a Q&A.  


    The cost is $40 per couple or $20 per individual and includes beverages, lunch and workshop materials.  Scholarships are available by contacting Linn at the church office (440) 543-1212.  Please note that childcare will not be provided.




  • Nov

    Marriage Matters Conference with Jonathan Holmes November 2019

    Join Pastor Jonathan Holmes as he helps us to understand the meaning and purpose of marraige, communication and forgiveness in marriage and how to handle conflicts that arise.  This event will be held in The Venue on November 9th from 9am to noon.  The conference is free however registration is required so that we have an accurate count for food and materials.  Please note that childcare is not being offered for this event.

  • Apr

    Counsel for Couples Training Workshop

    Equipping you for Pre-Marital and Marriage Ministry

    Do you ever feel ill-equipped or ill-prepared for the work of pre-marital or marriage counseling?  On April 6th, there will be a 1/2 day workshop that will help orient you to the broad and basic principles of biblical marriage counseling, and help equip you with some practical resources for counseling.  There will be times of teaching, small group discussion, and question and answer.  The event will be held in the Venue at Parkside Church from 9am-2pm.


    This workshop is for anyone- pastors, elders, pre-marital couples, marriage mentors, lay counselors -- who work alongside couples in the church.

    Each couple (or individual if you attend alone) will receive a copy of Jonathan Holmes' new book, Counsel for Couples: A Biblical and Practical Guide for Marriage Counseling. The cost is $20 per individual or $40 per couple* with a continental breakfast and lunch provided.  Scholarships are available upon request.  Email for information.


    *This event is free to Parkside marriage and pre-marital lay counselors and Parkside members who are interested in potentially becoming a lay counselor.  Click the Register button below and enter the promotional code PARKSIDEBAINBRIDGE (case sensitive).  For more information, contact Parkside Church at 440-543-1212.  



Linn Nash