Find resources to strengthen marriages in your congregation.

Grace Marriage in Owensboro is making a five-week marriage study available to churches at no cost. Brad and Marilyn Rhoads, founders of the ministry, are members of Pleasant Valley Community Church in Owensboro. Brad is the pastor of marriage and counseling at Pleasant Valley. 

Please watch this short video where Rick Howerton, KBC regional consultant, introduces Grace Marriage and they provide a brief overview of the resources.

Pastors and church leaders, read and share the following information about Grace Marriage:

Hey everyone!  We want to serve your marriages and your families during this time. We realize that you are enduring stress, anxiety and uncertainty. In an effort to help you draw closer to Jesus and one another, we are providing you virtual sessions to do together that will help your marriage and family. These sessions are specifically designed to help you navigate your marriage during this time of quarantine. 

Please be intentional with this resource. Each session has a 7-10 minute teaching video and a worksheet you can download to apply the teaching to your own relationship. Set aside about 45 minutes a week of undistracted time as a couple to go through each lesson. If you don’t set aside the time and put it on your weekly calendar, it will not happen.

Week 1: “The Grace-Based Marriage” – As Christ and His grace are the foundation of everything, we desire couples to think through this concept during such a trying time. Plus, we pray this lesson will help many couples who have not started building their marriage on the foundation of grace.

Week 2: “I Would Have Never” – With couples experiencing so much negative news, it’s important that we visit a lesson on gratitude.  Gratitude is a core principle in Grace Marriage and in the times we are in, it’s needed that much more.

Week 3: “Instinctive vs. Intentional” – It’s easy to be driven by anxiety, emotion and instinct right now. Without intentionality in our home and in our marriage, we’ll find ourselves on a roller-coaster of emotions and chaos.

Week 4: “Are You Smarter Than Your Cell Phone?” – We continue to hear of frequent conflict over technology. It’s important to address this topic during this season of technology overload.

Week 5: “Intimacy Igniter & The 621 Challenge: Creative Dating” – Intentional one-on-one time is needed to process and weather our current trials. Regardless if you have kids or not, don’t let the sudden isolation keep you from being intentional and creative. You may have a ton of time together right now, but how are you using it? We’ll spark discussion and get into specific ways you can be creative in a time where there are restrictions on what you can do

Grace Marriage Webinar
Grace Marriage Webinar

Watch the Grace Marriage Webinar here.

Marriage was designed for the good of a man and a wife and for God’s glory. When “grace” describes the relationship between a husband and wife, the marriage flourishes and the Lord is honored.

Brad and Marilyn Rhoads will be sharing their story, aiding in strengthening marriages of those watching, and make known how you can start and effective marriage ministry in your church.

About Brad and Marilyn Rhoads
Brad and Marilyn Rhoads are Co-founders of Grace Marriage. Brad practiced law at a large firm in Nashville, Tn., before starting Rhoads and Rhoads Owensboro in 1996. He practiced law at Rhoads and Rhoads until 2015. Brad then transitioned to full-time work for Grace Marriage. Brad was ordained as Pastor of Marriage at his local church in 2011 and continues to serve in that role. Brad has been married to Marilyn Hudson Rhoads for 20 years. They have five children. Brad writes materials, leads marriage groups, leads marriage conferences and has developed Grace Marriage Coaching. Marilyn Rhoads graduated with a psychology degree from Lipscomb University and got her Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern Indiana. Marilyn counseled with children at Counseling Associates on Owensboro, Ky., before deciding to use her talents at home raising five children. Marilyn works with Grace Marriage assisting in writing, editing, speaking and leading marriage groups and marriage conferences. She continues to spend most of her time staying home with their four daughters and one son.