Who is it for?
Re|Engage is a locally-offered course for married couples in the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas who have been married for any amount of time, from newlyweds to seniors.
What is the Re|Engage Marriage Study?
This marriage enhancement and restoration course seeks to:
REVIVE a marriage that has gone “cold”
RESTORE a broken marriage relationship
REPLACE damaging words and behaviors with relationally healthy ones
REPLENISH marriages with a new spirit of God’s design for couples in a way that is sustainable and benefits our children, family, friends, co-workers and community.
Each weekly study includes a video or live testimony and marriage-specific discussions. We convene as a large group initially, then disburse into established smaller groups of 3 – 5 married couples led by a trained, married facilitator couple where important, biblical topics are covered, such as: Love, Grace, Humility, Forgiveness, Understanding, Communication, Emotional Intimacy, and others.
When is Re|Engage offered?
Re|Engage is offered at our Valencia, CA church location twice annually -- Fall-Winter and Winter-Spring. Meetings are held one weeknight per-week for 16 weeks and each session lasts about 2 hours.
Where are the weekly sessions held?
25300 Rye Canyon Rd, Valencia, CA 91355.
Our campus is conveniently located in the Valencia Industrial Center at the SW corner of Rye Canyon Road and Avenue Scott (near Home Depot and the Gateway Shopping Center).
Why is the Re|Engage marriage program needed?
Financial or job stress, unmet expectations, family issues, and social pressures can unravel the bonds of mutual love and respect God created to exist between husbands and wives. New couples to Re|Engage often describe their marriage experience as unloving, disappointing, unhealthy, disrespectful, broken, disconnected, passionless, inconsistent, suffering, or miserable. Some remain married only for the sake of children, tax benefits, or public perception. Others coexist more like roommates than husband and wife. Some are separated, and others are married and divorced a few times. Not surprisingly, men and women (and their children) suffer mental strife, emotional trauma, financial loss, substance abuse, serious health problems, infidelity, separation, or divorce – none of which were intended by God for men and women in marriage. Re|Engage was developed to restore husbands and wives to each other in meaningful and sustainable ways within the covenant of God’s love and purpose, ultimately reflecting a healthy, happy marriage to our children and all those we know in our daily lives.
Is Re|Engage traditional marriage therapy?
No. Re|Engage is NOT marriage counseling or therapy.
The course follows an established, topical format accompanied by a participant study guide. The program is only offered through a network of selected churches and has proven itself effective nationwide with thousands of married couples. Crossroads Community Church in Valencia is an approved provider of the program in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The trained facilitator couples leading your small group studies are not licensed marriage therapists. Re|Engage facilitator couples are committed, married couples who share a passion for helping other married couples through this particular study and are dedicated to serving God within our church in the area of marriage ministry.
Married couples who complete the program in the right spirit and mindset can expect to see renewed levels of mutual understanding, communication, love, joy, passion, peace and intimacy which can only be attributed to Christ’s restorative work in our relationships.
+ Is child care available?
YES! Please contact our program administrator (below) for availability and more information. Cost is nominal.
+ What is the cost to attend?
Cost is $50 per couple. Child care is additional at nominal cost.
+ Is the program available only to married couples?
Yes. Re|Engage is designed specifically for traditional married couples of any tenure, and the topics covered are relevant to marriage at any stage. Crossroads Community Church offers a different program for Pre-Married couples – see the Pre-Married Couples webpage at www.lifeatcrossroads.org/premarital-application or contact the church office at (661) 775-9502 for more information)
+ Can non-christian married couples attend Re|Engage?
Yes! Re|Engage is a marriage program built around biblical principles that restore and reconnect marriage relationships, but these course topics covered in Re|Engage but can benefit non-Christian marriages too.
+ Are we required to attend every meeting?
We understand that one or both spouses may not be able to attend all 16 sessions. As a marriage program, however, optimal results are attained by jointly attending as many weekly sessions as possible.
+ Is my privacy protected in the group?
Absolutely. Re|Engage leadership and facilitator couples adhere to a strict confidentiality policy among ourselves and all attendees. What’s discussed in the group stays in the group, and participants are assigned to the same group for the duration of the program. Strict adherence to a non-disclosure, “no-gossip” policy ensures you can participate freely and honestly without worry.
+ What about physical abuse, chronic depression or anxiety disorders, substance abuse, or suicide issues? Can re|engage help marriages with those problems?
No. Serious conditions like these are outside the scope of the Re|Engage marriage program. Our church staff may be able to assist Crossroads Community Church members with pastoral counseling or a referral, but whether Crossroads is your church or not, it would be in yours and your spouse’s best interest to seek professional or medical help for these problems before participating in a marriage-specific program.
+ When and how do I sign up for Re|Engage?
Enrollment for the Fall-Winter series begins July 15th. Enrollment for the Winter-Spring series begins December 15th. You can sign-up online or send an email with “SIGN ME UP FOR RE-ENGAGE” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
+ Who do I contact for more information about the Re|Engage marriage program?
Please contact Jeff Tritt at email@example.com or (661) 775-9502 M-F, 9am to 5pm.