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Tuesdays, June 4 — September 3
6:45-8:45 PM
Room 203

“The Third Option” a 14-week study
will be led by Rick & Carla Lobley

Child-care option is available

To sign up please Register Here or text 207-329-0043

Some married couples can see only two painful options: Suffering in an unhappy marriage or enduring the devastation of divorce.  We offer The Third Option – a practical and proven path to a healthy, functional marriage.

The Third Option is a 14-week skills-based group program that helps couples build stronger, more fulfilling marriages. Each of the weekly sessions covers a different topic on a specific skill or tool to develop better understanding, communication, trust, sensitivity, listening skills and more which create a deeper, more intimate relationship.  Each topic demonstrates that we all lean towards one of two extremes that don’t work.  Then we  show you the third option that does work.

An educational group where attendees learn, encourage and support each other, The Third Option is led by skilled facilitators and by couples who have overcome serious  challenges in their marriages.  Each session stands alone, so couples can start anytime in the cycle of topics, and catch up later if they happen to miss a week or two.

There are several factors that make The Third Option program unique:

PRACTICAL: The materials provide a clear understanding of different topics. You can immediately start applying the principles.

SAFE: You will always receive a warm welcome. You will never be pushed to talk or disclose anything. Confidentiality is of the utmost importance to us.

PERSONAL: We care about your marriage and are always ready to speak with you individually or as a couple.  We are, however, not counselors and will refer you to a professional if needed.

ENCOURAGING: You will hear many real life stories to which you will be able to relate.  As you apply the skills, you will begin to experience success.

SUCCESSFUL: We are not a miracle cure, but if you are ready to make changes, commit to and invest in your marriage, there is nothing in the way to a beautiful path of transformation.

Topics & Dates:

06/04 — Building a Climate of Respect

06/11 — Ending the Blame Game

06/18 — Understanding Expectations

06/25 — Redefining the Power Struggle

07/02 — Coping with Control Issues

07/09 — Listening Beyond the Words

07/16 — Appreciating Personality Differences

07/23 — Recognizing Childhood and Emotional Baggage

07/30 — Handling Anger Constructively

08/06 — Speaking the Truth in Love

08/13 — Learning How to Fight Fair

08/20 — Breaking the Hurt Cycle

08/27 — Practicing Forgiveness and Repair

09/03 — Rebuilding Trust

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Married Date Nights occur regularly, where all small groups and other married couples are welcome to meet for an evening of fun and entertainment.  

July 6 | 9-11AM
Swan Island Boat Tour
Limited to 15 Couples
$10 Donation
Coordinators: Dave and Dianne Lary |

Saturday | August 10 | 7-9PM | Chapel
Movie Date Night featuring The Dating Project
Movie in the chapel and Snack Potluck on the Pavilion 
No Childcare Available


Friday | September 6
EABC Escape Room

Saturday | October 5
Emerge Film Festival - Stay tuned for more details.
Missions Conference Month

Progressive, multi-cultural potluck 

Messiah Sing
Coordinators: Dave & Dianne Lary
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Marriage & Family Workshop

Walk Thru the Bible

Old Fashioned Bean Supper-Beano, Bunkle, Family Feud, Newlywed Game, Getting to Know You type games, etc.

Movie Night

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To read testimonies and marital tips from EABC attenders click below:   

Feb Testimony         Feb Tip

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For more information contact Carla Lobley at 329-0043