Re I Engage & Marriage

In this season we know your plans are now managed moment-by-moment. We also understand the uneasiness and pressures of longer commitments. To help, Willowdale’s Marriage Ministries offers a variety of marriage enrichment and focus groups that can readily fit your season of life.

Whether you are seriously dating or engaged, newly married, or looking to enrich your marriage, we have a space for you to gain momentum.

Or maybe your circumstances have led you into a blended family or find your marriage navigating through a special needs family unit and structure, we want you to take hope because we have an amazing focus group experience for you as husband and wife.

Marriage Enrichment, Newly Married, Seriously Dating and Focus Study Groups

New Groups Coming (January 2021)

Newly Married Groups (5 YRS OR LESS) | Foundation group

The first few years of marriage are often incredibly difficult, and without community and support, even more so. Couples need an intentional environment to focus on laying a foundation to build their marriage on. Foundation Groups provide just that. As the couples establish this solid foundation meet weekly to discuss topics related to marriage, our relationships with the Lord and our relationships with each other.

There is a new Foundation Group starting November 15, 2020. To learn more please contact Brett Foester at


Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married group book study | Dr. Gary Chapman.

Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married is not only a read; it’s an experience. Dating or engaged couples will benefit from the “Talking it Over” sections, extensive resources, a thought-provoking appendix, plus a revealing learning exercise. By understanding and communicating about these topics, couples can experience a healthier, lasting relationship.

We also offer 1:1 mentoring and seriously dating/premarried counseling using SYMBIS (Save Your Marriage Before It Starts) relationship assessment tool.

To learn more or register for the group study or to learn more about more about seriously dating/premarried counseling, please contact Brett Foester at

Re|Engage (Postponed)

Re|engage is a relationship-enrichment program for any marriage in any condition. Whether you’re hanging by a thread or looking to go from good to great, re|engage examines God’s design for marriage and applies principles from the Bible to deepen your relationship. Each week, you’ll receive encouragement as you hear stories from other couples who’ve survived hard times and begun to thrive on the other side.

Re|engage offers both a Large Group and Small Group experience and they are both a critical part to the experience.

Large Group

Every week begins in a large group setting, where you will hear stories of hope from other couples whose marriages have been transformed. Re|engage leaders will also share practical steps you can take to improve your own relationship.

Small Group

After meeting as a large group, participants will break off into smaller groups, with each group led by a facilitator couple. Together, you and your small group will work through the 16-lesson curriculum and learn how to effectively communicate, resolve conflict, and grow closer to your spouse.

We firmly believe in the Large Group and Small Group experience for this ministry model and therefore have placed re|engage on hold until we can gather in a larger group setting.

However, to learn more, or if you want to know what other marriage enrichment opportunities you might have, please contact Brett Foester at