Chris Cox

Grow Groups



When is the right time for a couple to invest in relationship skills training?

Newly Married? Celebrating 15 years or more? It is never too soon or too late to learn these skills! It's clear that couples shouldn't wait until they're in crisis mode to get relationship skills training, but what should they do? Couples should seek relationship skills training long before they think they "need" to. Most experts believe that relationship skills training can be an important part of your marriage. Most issues within a couple start small and then grow in size when they don't get resolved. This is where relationship skills training can help, by giving tools and techniques to improve conflict resolution. Rather than viewing relationship skills training as the solution to a crisis, look at it as an integral aspect of a healthy life. Every couple should take preventive measures to maintain health in their relationship, just like going to the doctor for regular check-ups. Communication is a central concern for couples. Simply talking with each other more isn't the answer. Effective communication, especially during moments of conflict or disagreement, is a skill that can make the difference between growing apart or growing together. MarriageCORE is a relationship skills training program that promotes relationship health and effective communication. Join us for a small group experience this winter.

If you have questions contact Ginny Edwards at for more information.


Couples share their experience in MarriageCORE
and how it impacted them.

Support for healthy marriages and relationships


Does your marriage need a tune up? Do you need help to improve communication? A good marriage honors God and helps you grow as a Christian. Research shows a strong marriage brings greater well-being, more financial stability, better health, and longer lives. Here are some resources that can be checked out from the WACC office. Contact Chris Cox


The Love and Respect Marriage Conference
Couple Talk DVD Set ($ 100 deposit) and $ 15 Workbook
Parenting Seminar by Dr. Bruce Narramore
Fireproof Your Marriage
Parenting Seminar
Blended Families by Laura Petherbridge
Newly Single Adults by Laura Petherbridge


The 5 Love Needs of Men and Women by Dr. Gary and Barbara Rosberg
Healing the Hurt in Your Marriage by Dr. Gary and Barbara Rosberg
10 Great Dates to Energize Your Marriage by David and Claudia Arp
The Smart Stepmom by Ron T. Dial and Laura Petherbridge
Guard Your Heat by Dr. Gary and Barbara Rosberg