Marriage Studies

DVDs and sample study guides for the following studies may be available to checkout from the Community Groups Lending Library. Click HERE to submit a request to borrow study materials for your group.

The Art of Marriage - Family Life

God can turn any marriage into a masterpiece.
6-session DVD & Study Guide
FamilyLife Publishing

Order Couple's Set
from Family Life

 

i.Marriage - Andy Stanley

Turning expectations into desires that foster a spirit of selflessness.
6-session DVD & Study Guide
Northpoint/Zondervan

Order from Amazon

 

I Promise - Gary & Greg Smalley

Six steps to a healthy marriage.
6-session DVD & Study Guide
Purpose Driven

Order from
Pastors.com

 

The Meaning of Marriage - Tim Keller

A vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible: facing the complexities of commitment with the wisdom of God.
6-session DVD & Study Guide
Redeemer/Dutton

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Sacred Marriage - Gary Thomas

What if God designed marriage to make us holy rather than happy?
6-session DVD & Participant's Guide
Zondervan  

Order from Amazon

 

Staying in Love - Andy Stanley

Tools for a vibrant marriage and understanding your spouse.
4-session DVD & Study Guide
Northpoint/Zondervan

Order from
Amazon
Order from
Christianbook.com

 

The Smart Step Family - Ron Deal

Practical Solutions to the Issues Stepfamilies Face.
8-session DVD with Study Guide
Bethany House / Baker Publishing

Order from Amazon

 

What Did You Expect?: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage - Paul Tripp

Understanding the true meaning of marriage.
10-session DVD (with Discussion Guide included)
Crossway
(Multiples of the original DVD version available to check-out through the church at no cost.)
Or you can purchase the 17-session (redesigned) book.

Order redesigned book
from Amazon

 

You & Me Forever - Francis Chan

Loving your family deeply without ignoring Jesus: keeping Him at the center of everything, including your marriage.
7-session Video & Workbook
Claire Love Publishing
(The church has one 7-session DVD to lend for this study.)
Or click HERE to watch the video sessions on Vimeo.

Order workbook
from Amazon

St. Charles - Adult Ministries

Lorie Dewey

Adult Ministries and St. Charles Women's Pastor
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Lorie Dewey

Adult Ministries and St. Charles Women's Pastor630.485.3360

Lorie is originally from Southern California, but spent many years in Boston and really considers herself to be an east coast girl. She has a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus on women's issues from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She oversees our Women's Ministry.

In her spare time...well, she has no spare time. Time away from ministry is spent enjoying her husband and three boys.

Leah Gallaher

Administrative Assistant & Hub Cafe Coordinator
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Leah Gallaher

Administrative Assistant & Hub Cafe Coordinator630.485.3347

Leah grew up in West Dundee, Illinois and received my BA in Education at the University of Iowa. Leah, her husband, Steve, and their three children began attending Christ Community Church in 2003. She has enjoyed being involved with women's and student ministries over the years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with my family and friends, reading a good book, and gardening.

Jack Goldthwaite

Men's & 60s+ Pastor
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Jack Goldthwaite

Men's & 60s+ Pastor630.485.3338

Jack is originally from upstate New York, and is a graduate of Brown University where he received his degree in Economics. Before joining the Christ Community Church staff, Jack spent 31 years in the consumer products industry in various sales and marketing managerial positions.

Jack and Susie have been married for over 30 years and have five wonderful children.

Lindsey Jodts

Executive Assistant to the Community Groups Pastor
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Lindsey Jodts

Executive Assistant to the Community Groups Pastor630.485.3370

Lee Lukazewski

St. Charles Married Couples Pastor
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Lee Lukazewski

St. Charles Married Couples Pastor630.450.8002

Lee was born in the Wicker Park area of Chicago and spent his early life slowly moving west, to the Austin District, Oak Park, Elmhurst, and, finally, Batavia. An alumni of Morton College, Lincoln college, and later, Moody Bible Institute, Lee spent 29 years in the meat division of a local grocery chain. Lee has been married over 40 years to his wife, Deb, and have three adult children and four grandchildren. He loves basketball, hiking, camping in Colorado, and sharing his faith with seekers

Jeannine Mueller

Women's Ministry & Finance Administrative Assistant
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Jeannine Mueller

Women's Ministry & Finance Administrative Assistant630.485.3311

Jeannine was born and raised in Champaign, IL. She is married to her high-school sweetheart Jason and they have two children. They have been attending and serving at Christ Community Church since 2008.

She enjoys scrapbooking, playing volleyball with her family, biking, and cheering her son on in baseball.

Stu Poulson

20s & Singles Pastor
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Stu Poulson

20s & Singles Pastor