The Marriage School, Inc. of Greater Cincinnati
The Marriage School Inc. was established in 2014 as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit public charity in order to provide ongoing practical programs to strengthen marriages and families. The tools of the current program, The Third Option, are fundamentally practical and are useful for any couple from any religion or background. All are welcome regardless of beliefs.
Although the primary focus of The Marriage School is practical and skill-based, we believe that the skills needed in marriage are intricately linked to the innermost workings of the heart. We often see that the practice of these skills pushes us to the limit of our human will, determination and character. And that is exactly why marriage is not easy. Our number one goal is self-change.
Our programs are volunteer led in keeping with Paul's model for ministry in Eph. 4:12: "Equipping God's people to do his work and build up the church.” (NLT) Our volunteers are spiritually gifted, humble, transparent, trained, accountable, mature, and still growing.
Statement of Faith
1. We believe that marriage was created by God. (Genesis 1 and 2)
God created everything. The creation of marriage concludes the creation narrative in the Bible: a man and a woman are given to each other as perfect complimentary counterparts for the purpose of intimate lifelong companionship and procreation.
2. We believe that everyone encounters problems in marriage. (Genesis 3)
It is not hard to see that our world is broken. It is really us humans that are broken and so are many of our relationships. Two imperfect people in close proximity are going to encounter difficulties. All of us have been wronged and all of us have wronged others.
3. We believe that God’s desire is for reconciliation with Him and one another. (Genesis 3 to Revelation 22)
Our marriages are embedded in a much bigger marriage story, namely the redemption of the world: In the end, God unites His people with His Son in a glorious relationship with Him and one another forever (Revelation 21). The reconciliation of people with God is the ultimate story of lost and restored intimacy. God is still proposing, and we can still say yes to Him. This is great news!
With regards to earthly marriage, God does not only command us to be faithful, loving, forgiving, compassionate, sacrificial spouses in our marriage covenant, He also wants to enable us to that end in a transforming relationship with His Son Jesus and through His Holy Spirit. This is the testimony we share.
We hope that you join us in the journey of God’s redemption of the world. It starts in our homes, our close relationships, our marriages, our parenting, our workplaces, and communities.
MEET THE TEAM
The Marriage School offers various programs for couples of different stages and seasons of their marriages.
The Marriage School is a caring community that supports each husband and wife in their marriage covenant through life-changing programs made affordable for anyone.
Michael and Lisa Durr
Our 60+ volunteers are the Hands and Feet of the Ministry
The Marriage School is able to serve you, because of your generosity!
If the work of The Marriage School, Inc. has impacted you in some way, we encourage you to consider financially supporting us so that we can continue to perpetuate this work in supporting and encouraging marriages.
The Marriage School, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. All gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law.