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Connections

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Within strong families, children can thrive. And through stability of family life, youth find the love, security and significance they need. But, unfortunately children do not always find that stability at home. Connections: Relationship and Marriage is a research-based and... Read More »

Before You Tie the Knot

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Marriage is so much more than just saying “I do.” Although, many people are in love with the idea of marriage, many couples fail to prepare for the inevitable bumps in the road ahead. They may not be ready to... Read More »

Marriage Mentoring

Marriage Mentoring

Studies show that both premarital counseling and ongoing enrichment opportunities can assist couples in reducing the risk of divorce, while also ensuring healthy and more successful relationships.Marriage Mentoring, or 12 Conversations, is a marriage-enrichment class for couples in which a... Read More »

PREP

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Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) is a researched and proven program that emphasizes strategies to lower marriage risk factors and raise protective factors to help marriages improve intimacy. The PREP curriculum focuses on effective communication, problem-solving, conflict management, preserving... Read More »

Counseling Services

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Families Matter understands that sometimes individuals, couples and families need more personalized, one-on-one attention. As part of our goal to serve as a clearinghouse for marriage- and family-strengthening resources in Memphis, Families Matter seeks out appropriate partner organizations that can... Read More »

Love’s Cradle

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Exploring and mastering how to navigate the responsibility of parenting, when Mom and Dad are not married, is a gift parents can give to their children. The Love’s Cradle Relationship Education class is designed to help provide expectant, non-married couples... Read More »

Dynamic Dads

Dynamic Dads

Diaper changing, crying, late-night feedings and working a full-time job on no sleep are all new experiences for first-time fathers. Dynamic Dads trains rookie fathers to be responsible and involved in the lives of their newborns, equipping them with the... Read More »

Fireproof and The Love Dare

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Based on the movie Fireproof, this classroom-based series challenges participants to aspire to “agape” love and to love for a lifetime. The teachings in this course are founded on biblical principles for strong, God-centered, lifelong marriages and incorporate discussion topics... Read More »