Marriage & Family Ministries
At Hobart Assembly, we are committed to helping you strengthen your family!
God’s Plan for Marriage
Marriage and the family were God’s idea and creation, and the Bible tells us that marriage and the family are divine institutions. Unfortunately, marriages are failing at an alarming rate. God made it clear from the very beginning that His plan for marriage requires a change from independent living to interdependent living. Genesis 2:24 says, “…a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.” This unity and “Oneness” can only be achieved when both partners place the needs of their spouse ahead of their own needs. That can be a scary prospect and is not easy to achieve. The truth of the matter is that to put your spouse’s needs ahead of yours is the only way to receive the most out of marriage, and this may require repentance and forgiveness to restore a relationship. Hobart Assembly believes that following the Biblical outline for marriage can lead to the closest thing to “heaven on earth” and offers many options to assist couples wanting a thriving, prosperous marriage.
God's Plan for Parenting
God gave one instruction to children in the Bible – learn to obey your parents. The instruction God gave to fathers (i.e. parents) is to train your children to obey you, but without exasperating them. That’s not always easy to do. Raising children can be one of the most rewarding, as well as most challenging, experiences parents will face. Hobart Assembly offers periodic parenting classes as well as counseling for any interested parents.
Recovery from Divorce
No matter what leads to the break-up of a marriage, Hobart Assembly wants to help people recover from the tragedy of divorce. A Divorce Recovery class is offered periodically for those who need it, and we are always here to guide and support you.
Help for a Troubled Marriage
As we grow and change, so do our marriages. A successful marriage doesn’t happen on it’s own, but it requires continued work, development and investment. Sometimes marriages need additional support, and it’s smart to reach out for help. Hobart Assembly provides free counseling for any couple whose marriage is in crisis.
Growing Your Marriage
Getting married is such an exciting time, but sometimes we get so busy with the wedding festivities that we forget to ask some pretty important questions like when to start a family, the dividing of responsibilities and knowing where you want to be 5-10 years down the road together as a couple. Hobart Assembly is happy to provide Pre-Marital Counseling for those who are preparing for marriage. Marriage represents a serious commitment that should not be entered into lightly, and it involves a solemn pledge, not just to one’s marriage partner, but also to God. Hobart Assembly's Pre-Marital Counseling covers foundational topics such as family planning, finances, “fight types,” personality traits, different communication styles, the defining of our expectations and deepest longings. Pre-Marital counseling is required for all engaged couples who want to be married at Hobart Assembly. Please contact the church at least 3 months in advance to register, and we look forward to helping you both get ready for the biggest day of your lives!
All good marriages take effort, and wise couples will invest time and energy into growing their marriages. Hobart Assembly offers many resources to assist in the strengthening of marriages such as free Pastoral and N.A.M.E. Counseling and periodic Marriage Conferences with insightful information for couples. All it takes is a willingness on your part to put the time and energy into your marriage.
Would you like to setup an appointment?
If you would like to schedule a time to meet with one of our trained NAME Marriage specialist, please do the following:
1. Use form below to contact our NAME Director.
2. Please fill out all of the information. Though some of the information is duplicated in the form, it is important that you fill it out in its entirety.
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NAME, the National Association of Marriage Enhancement's mission is to SAVE and STRENGTHEN marriages. We believe marriage is very near to the heart of God. Marriage was the first institution God created; it was even established before the Church. As Christians, it is important that we honor the Lord in our marriages and families.
In addition to helping those who are already married, Hobart Assembly also encourages couples seeking to get married to participate in our NAME premarital counseling program. You will be blessed!