Connect Marriage



Marriage is an amazing gift, and one of God's most powerful metaphors for the church, but it's also one of the hardest adventures anyone chooses to go on. A rollercoaster ride doesn't even begin to describe it. Whether you've been married for 50 years or are thinking about starting this adventure with an engagement, CrossRoads wants you to build the foundations for a relationship that will go the distance and last a life-time. 

Preparation for Marriage

Marriage can be a challenge. How will you prepare for it?

Below are 2 pre-marital courses as well as a weekend, which we offer here at Crossroads, to better prepare you for Marriage. Take time to prepare for the rest of your life together.

Marriage Preparation

The Marriage Preparation Course is a 5 week program designed to help engaged couples or those exploring the possibility of marriage, build strong foundations for their future together. You and your partner are hosted and mentored by a married couple often in their home where you eat together, engage in discussion, and invest in your upcoming marriage. The course will help you to learn to communicate well, understand and appreciate your differences, and prepare for potential challenges. 

Cost: $40 / couple
Date: not available


Prepare - Enrich

Prepare yourself for this next adventure, marriage, by improving your communication, learning to resolve conflict,  and simply learning more about each other.

Through mentorship, this program helps identify a couple’s strengths and weaknesses, major sources of stress, and develops their communication and conflict-resolution skills. If you’re interested in taking the Prepare-Enrich program, register by clicking below and we will partner you with a mentor from CrossRoads as soon as possible. 

Cost: $95 / couple
Date: not available

Engaged Encounter Weekend

This weekend condenses 10 weeks of pre-marriage counselling into 48 hours.

The focus of Engaged Encounter is to learn how to communicate well with your partner. Learn from a team of married couples as they present on various topics such as marriage hot spots, conflict styles, finances, decision making, sex, and the art of listening. You will then have private time together with your fiance to discuss each topic and how it will look in your relationship. 

This is the weekend to set aside your wedding planning and focus on establishing your marriage.

Cost: $260 / couple
Date: not available


A Wedding is a Day… A Marriage is a Lifetime.

Marriage Course

Enjoy a nice dinner in a romantic setting with a video series and private discussions with only your partner - building strong foundations, communication, resolving conflict, forgiveness, family past and present,  and love in action. 

Date: Wednesdays, Oct. 13 - Nov. 24, 2021
Time: 6:30 - 9:30pm
Cost: $150 / couple
- includes meals & workbooks (subsidies available)
Contact Bonnie Olsen at 403-350-7766 or by email

Marriage Enrichment Weekend

This weekend is a special and unique time away for you and your spouse to escape to Ghost River, in the Rocky Mountains, and dedicate 48 hours to focus on your relationship.

Join a team of married couples as they present on various topics, God's biblical principles, and their real-life experiences. This weekend includes time together at a beautiful retreat centre dedicated to learning techniques for a healthy marriage. Use this time with your spouse to explore and strengthen your marriage. 

Cost: $350 / couple
Date: Cancelled for 2021