Raleigh Events

Have you found yourself stuck in a love rut in your relationship? Are you and your partner feeling unfulfilled?

Sometimes, in a long-term, committed relationship, partners begin to feel that, despite their hops about each other, they aren’t being truly fulfilled the way they expected to be at the start of the relationship. As patterns of low expectations begin to form, many couples don’t know how to reach out to each other, confide their wants and needs, and find solutions to problems.

When there’s a prolonged power struggle, people start to feel frustrated, anxious and insecure, among other things. Sometimes, couples have been stuck in a “trouble spot” for too long, and they don’t have the skills to work their way out.

Today’s guest is Dr. Rebecca Matthews, a psychologist with 3-C Family Services who has an extensive background in both research and clinical work. Rebecca is here to discuss how partners can get out of their love rut and back to a place of happiness and content in their relationship.

To find out more about Rebecca and her practice, visit their website or call (919) 677-0101 to schedule an appointment.

Be sure to check out the 3-C Family Services one-day couples workshop series, A New Beginning. The next workshop is scheduled for Saturday, July 27 from 8am to 4pm.

Trying to avoid the same old Valentine’s Day of flowers, cards, and chocolate? Look no further! Here we’ll share some fun and unique ideas.

As Valentine’s Day rolls around, many people begin to feel pressure to make the day special for their significant other. With life being so busy, however, a lot of couples end up defaulting to something nice, yes, but predictable- a nice romantic card, dinner out, maybe some flowers and of course, chocolate.

And while a night out like that is perfectly acceptable, it tends to be a bit been there, done that. The news is you can have a really fun and fulfilling Valentine’s Day that is unique and fresh without breaking the bank or going crazy trying to plan something. If you’re feeling frustrated or anxious about creating the perfect Valentine’s Day, take some time to join us today and check out some of our great ideas for your date night.

Dr. Tina Lepage from Lepage Associates is our guest, and she’s sharing some new, exciting ideas for making the day enjoyable and stress-free.

Local Events:

February 14, 4-8pm – Capital Area Transit invites you to join the “Love Bus” event to celebrate the R-Line’s 2nd anniversary. Take your date around downtown on the R-Line to receive free gifts like candy and flowers and coupons to local restaurants. Riders will also enjoy the tunes of local singing groups serenading them along the way. All attendees will be entered to win gift cards from local businesses that will be raffled off throughout the night.

February 11, 12, 13&14The Varsity Theatre will again be hosting a special showing of ‘Gone with the Wind.” Tickets- $20

February 2-20 – The 11th annual NC Comedy Arts Festival

January 29- March 6PlayMakers brings Tony Kushner’s ‘Angels in America,’ a two-part performance

February 12, 18&19 (8pm) and February 13&20 (4pm)Cary Players presents ‘Love Bits & Bites: The Sixth Sense.’ Bring your sweetheart or best friend to the Page-Walker Arts & History Center in Cary, NC for a hefty serving of entertainment and sweet treats at intermission. Tickets- $17

To find out more about Tina and her practice, Lepage Associates, visit their website or call (919) 572-0000 to make an appointment.







Creating A More Intimate Marriage

A Small Group Study

God created sexuality to reveal Himself and the value He places on intimate relationships.  Learning how God uses this metaphor will enhance the long-term relationship of covenant marriage.  In this 10-week study, led by Dr. Debbie Neel and Rev. Bob Stancil, married couples will gain biblical and practical insights about healthy sexual intimacy and learn ways of enhancing their love life.

In a safe and respectful environment, this study for couples will be based on the book A Celebration of Sex by Dr. Doug Rosenau with the accompanying Guidebook.  Doug was the speaker at our 2005 conference on Sexual Intimacy God’s Way.  Debbie Neel, who works closely with Doug and was instrumental in writing the Guidebook, is a licensed psychologist and certified Christian sex therapist.  Bob, as a pastoral counselor, also provides leadership to various aspects of the Providence marriage ministry.

The group will meet on Wednesdays beginning January 6 in Room 637 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  A charge of $40 per couple will cover the various books and study materials. For information, call Bob Stancil (919-326-3000).  Register online at www.pray.org/marriage.  Limited space.      Childcare is available by reservation: www.pray.org/sonstation

General Study Topics:

Increasing our knowledge about sexuality:

  • A Biblical Perspective of Sexuality
  • Essentials for an Intimate Marriage
  • Uniquely Male and Female & Sexual Myths

Enhancing our pleasure:

  • Lovemaking Cycle
  • Emotional Pleasure & Romance
  • Desire & Frequency
  • Physical Enjoyment & Mutuality

Creating passionate intimacy:

  • Making Love to Your Wife
  • Making Love to Your Husband
  • Affair-Proofing Your Marriage