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Because good marriages
don’t just happen

Marriage CORE is an innovative marriage enrichment curriculum and ministry resource that is Christ-centered, self-reflective, and relationally-focused to provide real, lasting, and transformational results for couples.

Welcome to Marriage CORE.

Marriage CORE is an innovative marriage enrichment curriculum and ministry resource that is Christ-centered, self-reflective, and relationally-focused.

The curriculum’s content guides couples through an exploration of the CORE elements of marriage by examining 24 characteristics of the marriage relationship.

It invites couples to become more aware of their own approaches for “making marriage work” and introduces them to Christ-centered paradigms.

Each week participants complete a lesson by reading the instructional content, answering self-reflective questions, coming together with their spouse to process their responses, and sharing life in community within the safety of their CORE couples group.

Part of what makes Marriage CORE unique is that couples are invited to build real and authentic relationships with other couples in their journey. This is done conversationally around weekly Christ-centered CORE principles that produce lasting and transformational change for the individual and the couple.


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Meet The Author

Dr. Chip Dickens has served as an associate pastor in the areas of pastoral care and counseling. Currently, he serves as the Department Chair and Professor of Biblical Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary and has for the past decade and more. He is married to Rebecca and they have two children, Joshua and Jillian.

He has previously served on the faculty of Biola University and has taught seminary and graduate-level courses internationally in Austria, Hong Kong, and Sri Lanka. Dr. Chip Dickens is professionally active in the American Association of Christian Counselors and also serves as a contributing editor for the Journal of Psychology and Theology.

Marriage CORE meets couples right where they are…but loves them too much to let them stay there!

Steve Fischer, Stonebriar Community Church

Marriage CORE is a great outreach program for the church to serve its community

Pastor Jamison, Mapleton Episcopal Church

MC is a place for couples to fellowship and work on the fundamentals of communication

Cynthia & Gavin, Married 43 Years

Marriage CORE is a place where it's OK to not be OK.

John & Stacie, Married 12 years

Marriage CORE is a place we experience hope in our marriage.

Zach & Jordon, Married 5 Years

Marriage CORE is a place we can rest our heart and trust God in our marriage.

Aaron & Ashley, Married 14 Years

Marriage CORE lets us experience the joy of forgiveness.

Dan & Lorie, Married 9 years

Marriage CORE provides us a free ticket to watch the movie of our own marriage.

Grant & Kay, Married 21 years

Marriage CORE helps us abandon our bad habits before abandoning our marriage.

Sean & Mary, Married 6 years

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