It’s tempting to “put on a mask” in front of other people. We often hide our true selves, and display a cleaned-up projected self instead. All of our Build groups are structured to help couples operate as the real-self instead of the projected, so that real growth can occur.
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When you link arms with a group of couples committed to being open, honest and real with one another, chances are it’s going to rub off. For my wife and I, candid conversations at group meetings often leads to tough talks at home. Needless to say, sparks tend to fly. But here’s the kicker: without that blunt honesty and friction, we cannot refine one another as iron sharpens iron. And through those sparks, we get a fresh glimpse of the Gospel as we extend grace to and embrace one another despite our seemingly endless faults.Randy W, News Reporter
The material covered in Build a Better Us has equipped me with tools to engage and encourage marriages around me. Knowing that Christ is the hero of my life story helps battle my insecurity and empowers me with confidence found in Him. I have been blessed with opportunities to encourage my recently married friends with practical, Biblical advice. I finally feel that I have something to offer.Chris H, Dentist
Being in our Build group allow us to see that we were going through the motions and not necessarily growing in marriage. The people have acted like family and linked arms with us causing us to grow and truly experience the power of God.Jaki J, Stay at Home Mom
Seeing my marriage as a way to change the world constantly serves as a reminder to me of my role to play. Staying stuck in my "me" zone is simply not going to cut it anymore! I've seen the ripple effect that marriages have in affecting many lives, even throughout generations--for good and for bad. Read More...Olivia G, Singer
My husband and I have really been encouraged by the idea of seeing our marriage as a mission. We have always known that God brought us together, but seeing this union as more than just God’s way of blessing us has been both challenging and exciting. Together we can reach people in ways that we could not have alone. It’s humbling to think that GOD wants to bless others through our honesty and transparency in our marriage.Mandi H, Teacher
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