What we believe about marriage work.
Our name comes from Ecclesiastes 4:12b, a famous passage of Scripture often applied to marriages - "A cord of three strands is not easily broken." There is never a bad time to ensure that you and your spouse are tightly wound with the third cord, the Spirit of God. Not Easily Broken is here to help you with that. We want to see couples as stable, healthy, and thriving as they possibly can be.
In Ephesians 5, the apostle Paul explains that marriage is really all about Christ and the church. The playing out of a marriage relationship in time and space is a living, breathing image of the sacrificial love that Christ and the church share. It's a kind of mirror, reflecting that love to the community that surrounds the marriage. Sadly, we at Not Easily Broken Ministries feel that most of us are woefully underprepared for this important ministry. Our marriages are the gospel - the way we love each other sacrificially communicates the good news about the restorative freedom and eternal love available through faith in Jesus Christ. Our aim is to help couples communicate that good news as effectively and clearly as possible.
What to Expect
Most of our sessions take place in a private room in one of Warsaw's local coffee shops, though we're open to meet wherever is most comfortable for you. What we strive to offer to every marriage that we support in mentorship and friendship is a balance, of professionalism and informality, haven and challenge, education and support. We have guided couples through issues as simple as "we're having trouble deciding what church to go to," to as complicated as "he had an affair while we were engaged and now we don't know what to do." Whatever your questions, struggles, desires, and goals as a couple, in Carly and Paul you'll find a couple ready to pray for you, sacrifice for you, guide you, support you, encourage you, and champion the cause of your marriage till Christ comes.
Typically, most married couples have a singular issue that they bring to the table. Often it gets labeled as "communication," but it's almost always more complicate than that. That's okay! We're happy to navigate that with you, and establish whatever goals we need to together. While it's not required, we strongly recommend utilizing the Prepare/Enrich Assessment in cooperation with our regular sessions. To find out more about the Prepare/Enrich Assessment and how it works, go to www.prepare-enrich.com or click here.
Does It Cost?
As a ministry dedicated to healing brokenness and strengthening marriages, Not Easily Broken Ministries will not ask you to pay for our services for married couples. However, if you would like to make a donation, we greatly appreciate your support. If you're unsure of where to start, we'd suggest $25 per session.
A Special Note
One of the more common issues through which we have guided couples in the past is pornography. It is not at all uncommon for couples to be reluctant to bring up their struggles with pornography in the beginning, and by no stretch has every couple we've seen fought battles with it - but many have. If you or your spouse are struggling with pornography, we strongly encourage you to come and see us. It would be our great honor to help you better understand the role that this struggle plays in your lives and your marriage. Know that we are already praying for you, and that victory in this area is possible. Removing pornography from your marriage will serve you immensely, immediately and in the long run, and we can help. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us.