Healthy spousal communication does not just happen; but it can be learned and enhanced. Playfulness and joy can be cultivated. Conflict need not be feared; it is the very stuff that enriches intimacy provided you are willing to enter into conflict in new and healthy ways. You do not have to become a bully or a doormat to save your marriage. FamilyWorks Ministries offers Biblically based mentoring: The term “Nouthetic” comes from the Greek verb “noutheteo” (or the noun “nouthesis”) and means “to admonish, to warn, to teach or to counsel.” The word is found in numerous passages of Scripture and describes the manner in which we are to counsel and help others. Biblical (nouthetic) mentoring seeks to change the heart, not just alter behaviors. FamilyWorks Ministries designed the Biblically based programs below to encourage and enhance your marriage relationships.
(Mk. 7:21-23; Prov. 4:23)
Does your marriage need a check up?
PREPARE/ENRICH is a customized couple assessment completed online that identifies a couple’s strength and growth areas. It is one of the most widely used programs for premarital counseling and premarital education. It is also used for marriage counseling, marriage enrichment, and dating couples considering engagement. Based on a couple’s assessment results, a trained facilitator provides three to four feedback sessions in which the facilitator helps the couple discuss and understand their results as they are taught proven relationship skills.
Over the last thirty years, the PREPARE/ENRICH relationship assessment has empowered and energized more than three million couples. PREPARE/ENRICH is the number one relationship inventory and couples assessment tool.
Austin and Sarelle Pendergraft are trained PREPARED/ENRICH facilitators. If you are interested taking the PREPARE/ENRICH assessment, please contact us and we will get started.
Premarital Mentoring Program
( Pre-marriage Prep)
Are you prepared to make the commitment of a lifetime? FamilyWorks Ministries firmly believes it is extremely important to be as prepared as possible as you get started on your exciting journey together. During these special sessions a FamilyWorks Ministries mentor will provide you with essential tools that will better prepare you for married life.
Power Hour Program
( Preventative Program)
Why wait for a marital disaster to occur to seek marital mentoring? Why settle for a mediocre marriage? FamilyWorks Ministries created the power hour program to help your marriage transition from a “surviving” mode to a “thriving” mode. The power hour program is a monthly meeting with a FamilyWorks Ministries mentor that will focus on topics such as communication, conflict resolution, lifestyle/partner habits, budgeting and much more. This Biblically based program is designed to physically, mentally, emotionally and most importantly spiritually refresh you and your spouse.
H ³ Restoration Program
Has your marriage been rocked by emotional or physical infidelity? In her book, The Power of A Praying Wife, Stormie Omartian wrote, “I know several couples who experienced adultery in their marriages, but because in each case there was a wife who was willing to pray and a husband open to allowing God to change and restore him, the marriages are still intact and successful today. Only prayer, a submitted heart, and the transforming power of the Holy Spirit can work those kinds of miracles.”
Having experienced the tragedy of infidelity in their own relationship, Austin and Sarelle Pendergraft are a true testimony of the mercy, grace, and forgiveness of God. Together they have traveled down the daunting but rewarding road of repentance, reconciliation and have experienced true healing that only Jesus Christ can offer. Austin likes to say “when you give Christ your mess He can turn it into a miracle that glorifies Him and positively impacts others.” The H³ Restoration program seeks to provide your family with the help, hope and healing it needs to move forward together! Click here to contact FamilyWorks Ministries for more information.