Married Small Group Study
Tuesdays, June 4 — September 3
“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
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
Coordinators: Dave and Dianne Lary | email@example.com
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
Coordinators: Dave & Dianne Lary
January 25, 2020
Marriage & Family Workshop
Walk Thru the Bible
Old Fashioned Bean Supper-Beano, Bunkle, Family Feud, Newlywed Game, Getting to Know You type games, etc.
To read testimonies and marital tips from EABC attenders click below:
For more information contact Carla Lobley at 329-0043