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Marriage and Family

It's a quirky world we live in... at best! Our families and our marriages are made up of imperfect people in an imperfect world. We could all use a few tools to equip us in our relationships with our spouses and families. Check this page often to find out about opportunities to refresh and nurture those special relationships in our lives.

Care and Counseling

In need of wisdom and direction on a current challenge?
Seasoned advisers who may be further down the road and have experienced  your similar challenges are glad to meet with you.  Examples could include marital struggles, parenting challenges, caring for the aging, depression, anxiety, and more.  The goal of this one-time meeting is to offer support and determine best next steps.  If you are interested in scheduling  a Sunday morning appointment, contact Chris Watson at chriswatson@austin.rr.com

If you or your family members find that you might benefit from professional individual, marriage, or family counseling, we want to make available a list of counselors recommended by The Church at Canyon Creek. To download this list and description, please click here.

Marriage Matters

Next Class:  September 17 - October 22

  • A free, 6-week class meeting on consecutive Sundays
  • Meets each Sunday morning 9:30 - 10:45am
  • Childcare with age-appropriate activities is provided free of charge
  • Class is taught by Kerry Williamson, MA, LPC, LMFT (Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist)
When all is said and done, all that "matters" are relationships. Things, experiences and accomplishments will not only pass away, but they never truly bring lasting fulfillment nor leave a legacy of significance.

Session Descriptions
Session #1
Getting on the Same Island - When you feel like you are on separate islands, loneliness sets in and vision for your marriage is lost! Learn a tool to help evaluate your closeness and how to remove aloneness in your spouse's life.

Session #2
What Do We Really Need From Each Other?
Feelings of love are often felt as our spouses meet priority needs in our lives such as attention, comfort, approval, appreciation, respect, and more. Yet, often times, though intentions are good, spouses do not meet the needs most important to their marriage partner. You will be equipped in this class to utilize a simple tool to discover what your spouse's priority needs are and exactly how to meet them.

Session #3
Why Do They Do the Things They Do?
All of us do things that irritate or even hurt our spouses. The surface issue is seldom the real issue to be addressed. Learn ways to discern root reasons why your spouse acts the way they do. Additionally, discover how God desires to partner with you in helping them to choose to change.

Session #4
Vitamin "E" Deficiency?
The best daily dosage you can give your spouse is "empathy." Husbands and wives are famous for prescribing solutions, slogans, criticisms and complaints of their own. Learn what empathy sounds like and how to incorporate it into your relationship.

Session #5
Making Up is Hard to Do
We are all imperfect and sometimes hurt our spouses in various ways. It is critical for spouses to learn how to confess wrongdoings and resolve conflict in ways that bring lasting healing. There is a better way than waiting until the volcano erupts!

Session #6
Freedom From Fear in Your Marriage
When fear consistently exists in a marriage, it sabotages connection.  Fear leads to controlling, withdrawing, dwelling on past pain, hopelessness for the future.  God can help you live in the present, navigate through your fears and reconnect as a couple.  Jesus promised an abundant life and much of that can be experienced in a God honoring, meaningful marriage relationship.