For a Lifetime is a program designed to help couples prepare for their life together in marriage. With so much energy spent on all the particulars of wedding planning, this program invites couples to set some time apart for exploring their marital relationship. Time will be provided for individual reflection, learning new skills and conversing with your partner about four important aspects of every marriage:

Similarities and Differences

Identifying, understanding, and respecting similarities and differences between you and your partner is essential to developing a healthy relationship. Every person is uniquely made in the image and likeness of God.

Marital Expectations

It is natural to have dreams and visions about the way your life together will look and feel. Naming these hopes you have for each other, will help identify areas of compatibility and possible incompatibility. Clear knowledge of expectations is necessary for building a realistic and healthy relationship.

Communicating and Problem Solving

Inevitably, there will be areas of difference and disagreement between spouses. Success in a marriage relies heavily on how well you deal with them. This program will teach you and your partner some important strategies for effectively discussing and solving problems with respect, acceptance and hope.

Past Relational Dynamics

Your history in your family and previous relationships impacts your new relationship in many ways. Gaining greater insight into your own and your partner’s patterns of relating will enhance your married life. Understanding is the basis of togetherness.

A wedding lasts for a day. A marriage, with God’s grace, will last for a lifetime.

The Inspirit For A Lifetime program is offered in two formats; a one day group program, typically on Saturdays, from 9am to 4pm, or four individual couple sessions (50 minutes each) which are scheduled with a staff therapist.

Private Sessions:  4 private sessions, scheduled at your convenience.

For further infromation or to register by phone, please call:

410-433-8861 ext 160 • 800-427-4027 ext 160

Click Here to Download Printable Registration Form

2017-18 SCHEDULE

One Day Retreat Program:

Saturday April 8, 2017
St. Michael Lutheran Church
9534 Belair Road
Nottingham, MD 21236

Saturday June 17, 2017
Grace United Methodist Church
5407 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210

Saturday October 7 , 2017
St. Michael Lutheran Church
9534 Belair Road
Nottingham, MD 21236

Saturday January 20, 2018
Grace United Methodist Church
5407 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210

If you are interested in participating in a For a Lifetime program please download the PDF of the registration form above, email us at, or call John Michalczyk, Program Coordinator, at 410-433-8861 ext. 160

A program of preparation for those entering the lifetime commitment of marriage…designed with your marriage, not just your wedding, in mind.