Marriage Coaching at Pulpit Rock

November 19, 2019 | Written by David Dunkerton

We’re all familiar with the idea of coaching – sports team coaching, life coaching, music coaching and so on. In marriage coaching a married couple or a couple contemplating marriage comes alongside a “more seasoned” married couple for a period of time to have a conversation about marriage, a conversation initially guided by an inventory called Prepare/Enrich.
There’s no fixed time for these conversations, some last a few months and others go on for over a year. This coaching is intended to provide a marital “tune-up”, to provide a safe place to talk things over. It fits very well with the current emphasis at PRC on spiritual formation.
So, if you’re a couple who wants to grow and strengthen your marriage or if you’re a couple thinking about or planning to marry you may want to consider entering into a marriage coaching relationship at PRC.
Perhaps, you’re at a place in your spiritual and marital journey where you’d like to become a marriage coach. We’d be glad to explore this desire with you.

My husband and I have worked with our marriage coaches for over a year. We have loved our time with them. We started marriage coaching before we were engaged and now they are walking us through marriage!  We appreciate the space to have open conversation and brainstorm ways we can manage conflict. We really appreciate this ministry.  

PRC Marriage Coaching in a sentence? Solid, biblical, God centered advice. Our coaches? In a word… LOVE! 

Marriage coaching was a step of faith that paid off in ways we never could have imagined. Our marriage is stronger, we have more tools to use, and we have lifelong friends and mentors in our coaches!

Our marriage coaches are inspirational; they make you feel so comfortable and have so much knowledge and love to share! 

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