Chapelwood UMC, Houston, Texas
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Marriage Ministry
Ministry Mission Statement

The Marriage Ministry strives to help couples grow closer to Christ and closer to each other.


Dating? Engaged? Newlywed, not so newlywed? Chapelwood’s marriage ministry consists of a core group of fifteen couples committed to encouraging and equipping couples in all stages of marriage to have healthy, strong marriages. Many of us have experienced divorce. Some have children, some do not. Some represent blended families. Some of us are young, some of us are not so young. We’ve had challenges with children, in-laws, health, finances, and each other! In short, we represent the many ages and stages of marriage.

Marriage Mentors: 
Couples who want to provide hope and encouragement for couples of all ages and marital duration by providing accessible, simple communication tools to assist in confronting any issues in marriage. We endeavor to model transparent, flawed relationships by sharing our stories and how God has helped us utilize a variety of tools for a variety of problems resulting in healing, restoration and stronger relationships. We have trained marriage mentor couples whose lives have been transformed by the encouragement and wisdom gained in working on our marriages, and we want to come alongside other couples to provide support and encouragement, and to share the hope!

The mentor / mentee relationship typically lasts four to six months. Time, location and frequency of meetings is determined by the mentor / mentee couples.

Premarital Seminar: Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM in Williams 101-102. The premarital seminar is offered to couples preparing to marry or who are recently married, and is strongly encouraged by our pastors. Topics which will be covered include: communication, conflict resolution, marriage expectations, sex and intimacy, leisure activities, partner style & habits, family and friends, relationship roles, spiritual beliefs and money matters. A light lunch is included. Couples that complete all eight hours of the seminar will receive a Twogether Texas Certificate entitling them to a discount on a Texas Marriage License.

For weddings not scheduled to take place at Chapelwood, an $85 fee per couple will be charged to cover lunch expenses and materials. Register on line or contact Donna Lowe at or 713-827-3915

Prepare-Enrich: is a customized couple assessment completed online that identifies a couple’s strength and growth areas in the following categories: communication, conflict resolution, style and habits, financial management, leisure, sexual expectations, family and friends, roles and spiritual beliefs, plus some customized questions specific to premarital, remarried, newly and not-so-newlywed couples. The assessment results, when used in conjunction with four to six sessions with a trained facilitator, can help to positively transform relationships.

For more information about the marriage ministry, please contact Donna Lowe, Director of Marriage Ministry,, or (713) 827-3915.

Current Events
Premarital Seminar 3/5/16  

Weekly Events
  11:00 a.m. Grace & Faith Class (couples 30's)

Staff List

Donna Lowe
Assistant Director, Connect/Marriage Ministries
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(713) 827-3915
Elizabeth Henson
Ministry Assistant, Grow Ministries
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(713) 354-4447