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Empty Nesters 9:30 am

Sunday, 9:30am - 10:30am | 16106 Middlebrook Dr Houston TX 77059

A class for parents whose children have grown up and moved out. Whether you find yourself in ecstasy or agony over the state of the empty nest, we want you to join us.

Leader: David Yeary

Room EB 103

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Everyday Evangelism

Sunday, 5:30pm - 6:30pm | 16106 Middlebrook Dr Houston TX 77059

March 24 & 31

EB206

Everyday we have opportunities to share our faith and bear witness to the hope that is found in Jesus. Sometimes we struggle to know how best to share that hope. Nate Wirt will be leading us through several sessions to help participants learn how to share their stories in these everyday conversations. For more info, contact .

 

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Everyday Life

Sunday, 9:30am - 10:30am | 16106 Middlebrook Dr Houston TX 77059

Our class is like a big pot of gumbo with lots of variety in its ingredients! From singles to grandparents, we are working towards improving a personal relationship with Christ. We welcome all to visit our fun group.

Leader: Trish Russo

Room: EB 105

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Fall Marriage Series 9:30 & 11 am

Sunday, 9:30am - 12:00pm | 16106 Middlebrook Dr. Houston TX 77059

EB 202

Faith@Home presents four marriage sessions during the 9:30 am & 11 am WBS hour. Calling all couples….come to one or come to all….Fall Marriage Series

  • October 6-Real Life Romance - Kellie Hurst
  • October 13-Overcoming Gridlock
  • October 20-Spiritual Intimacy - Jenny Dietz
  • October 27-Strengthen Your Marriage - Steve Christopher

October 6-Real Life Romance-Kellie Hurst
“Turn toward each other instead of away.” Romance isn’t a Caribbean cruise, an expensive meal or a lavish gift. Rather, romance lives and thrives in the everyday, little things. According to Gottman, “[Real-life romance] is kept alive each time you let your spouse know he or she is valued during the grind of everyday life.”

For instance, romance is leaving an encouraging voicemail for your spouse when you know he’s having a bad day, Gottman says. Or romance is running late but taking a few minutes to listen to your wife’s bad dream and saying that you’ll discuss it later (instead of saying “I don’t have time”).

Gottman acknowledges that this might seem humdrum, but turning toward each other in these ways is the basis for connection and passion. 

October 13-Overcoming Gridlock
“Overcome gridlock.” Gottman says that the goal with perpetual problems is for couples to “move from gridlock to dialogue.” What usually underlies gridlock is unfulfilled dreams. “Gridlock is a sign that you have dreams for your life that aren’t being addressed or respected by each other,” Gottman writes. Happy couples believe in the importance of helping each other realize their dreams.

So the first step in overcoming gridlock is to determine the dream or dreams that are causing your conflict. The next steps include talking to each other about your dreams, taking a break (since some of these talks can get stressful) and making peace with the problem.

“The goal is to ‘declaw’ the issue, to try to remove the hurt so the problem stops being a source of great pain,” Gottman writes.

October 20-Spiritual Intimacy-Jenny Dietz
“Create shared meaning.” “Marriage isn’t just about raising kids, splitting chores, and making love. It can also have a spiritual dimension that has to do with creating an inner life together — a culture rich with rituals, and an appreciation for your roles and goals that link you, that lead you to understand what it means to be a part of the family you have become,” Gottman says.

And that’s what it means to develop shared meaning. Happy couples create a family culture that includes both of their dreams. In being open to each other’s perspectives and opinions, happy couples naturally come together.

October 27 -Strengthen Your Marriage-Steve Christopherson
“Enhance your love maps.” Love is in the details. That is, happy couples are very much familiar with their partner’s world. According to Gottman, these couples have “a richly detailed love map — my term for that part of your brain where you store all the relevant information about your partner’s life.” You know everything from your partner’s favorite movies to what’s currently stressing them out to some of their life dreams, and they know yours.

“Nurture your fondness and admiration.” Happy couples respect each other and have a general positive view of each other. Gottman says that fondness and admiration are two of the most important elements in a satisfying and long-term relationship. If these elements are completely missing, the marriage can’t be saved.

Gottman includes a helpful activity to remind couples of the partner they fell in love with called “I appreciate.” He suggests readers list three or more of their partner’s positive characteristics along with an incident that illustrates each quality. Then read your lists to each other.

 

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Family Fellowship

Sunday, 11:00am - 12:00pm | 16106 Middlebrook Dr Houston TX 77059

Married couples with young kids, we are striving for community and communion together. Our studies aim to enhance our knowlege of God's Word, our relationships with God and others, and our service to others. 

Leader: William Martin

Room: EB 224

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Financial Peace University

Sunday, 5:00pm - 7:00pm | 16106 Middlebrook Dr Houston TX 77059

Sundays, beginning January 13th.
Led by Rusty Stewart

Many of us agree that there is no peace in our families and in our lives when it comes to finances. Often burdened with debt, and so enslaved to “payments,” we have little disposable income.   This group typically meets during the fall and spring semesters.  Please contact Stephanie Zamora at for more info.

Room EB 201

5–7 pm

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Fresh Encounters

Sunday, 9:30am - 10:30am | 16106 Middlebrook Dr Houston TX 77059

Feeling spiritually dry and in need of some refreshing? Return to your first love in Fresh Encounters. You will learn how prayer, humility and a heartfelt desire to know and do God's will work wondrous changes in your life.

Leader Bob Doremus 

Room EB 205

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Grief Share

Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:00pm | 16106 Middlebrook Dr Houston TX 77059

EB 210

A 13-week class for anyone who has lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, and who could use the support of people who understand the deep hurt of loss. 

We will use a video format to teach principles of recovery from loss, and the remaining time will be used to encourage conversation among group members—an opportunity to hear how others have dealt with the pain of loss, and an opportunity to share one’s own life experience with others, if and when one is ready to do so.  Registration fee is $15. (scholarships available)

Thursdays, August 29-November 21

For more information, contact Randy Cox at   

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