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Shocking Marriage Ministries is Dedicated to Making Good Marriages Great...

and Great Marriages Shocking!

God created marriage and intends for it to be the most intimate and dynamic relationship that we can have with another person. Yet in our culture, many marriages take a back seat to careers, children or even hobbies. As a result, couples have settled for mediocrity. When a couple models all the joy and intimacy that God intended, our culture finds it shocking.

Even elite professional athletes have a coach. Many couples never consider seeking outside advice until it’s too late. Many counselors will tell you that by the time couples come to see them, at least one spouse has already determined to end the marriage. It doesn’t have to be that way.   Our in person or online coaching can help you to identify and correct issues before they become overwhelming.

Jerry is an oft-requested speaker at churches, conferences and workshops. Be it a keynote presentation, sermon or a day long experiential engagement, Jerry has worked with people around the world in fighting complacency, and gaining alignment in a variety of situations, most recently… marriage.

God’s beauty is inspiring. A retreat in the mountains is the perfect setting for you to relax and focus on your marriage. Improve communication, intimacy and appreciation in your relationship. Through a combination of group time and private couple time, you will learn valuable techniques that will help you to take your marriage to the next level.

Read What Others Say About Shocking Marriage

J. Crabtree Coaching

Jerry and Tara McColgin truly love the Lord, each other, and other people. They helped my wife and I identify some blind spots in our marriage that were holding us back. They showed us to start looking forward instead of backward: Where do we want to be? What does our ideal marriage look like? What can we do individually to get there? What Rules of Engagement have we agreed on in advance for when we have disagreements or conflict.

Graham Richards Public Speaking

We loved having Jerry speak on Shocking Marriage at Thrive. It was informative, relevant, and challenging... in the best way! Jerry spoke with humor, passion, Biblical insight and depth, and with the authority of a person who is living it out. His message helped to spark healthy change in many marriages in our church, and I would highly recommend inviting him to speak. (Graham Richards, Lead Pastor, Thrive Christian Church, Westfield, IN)

D. Sweeney

The idea of capturing the impact of Jerry & Tara McColgin with Shocking Marriage Ministries feels impossible. My wife and I have been blessed enough to have been counseled in so many different ways by this ministry and the people who run it. Whether through their books, courses, prayers, recommendations or advice... they've been there for us and with us. If you have an opportunity to engage with Shocking Marriage Ministries, don't think twice. We're already planning a marriage retreat with them later this year as we keep working to build our own shocking marriage!

J. Burgei Premarital Counseling

Shocking Marriage Ministries gave my wife and I lasting knowledge and guidance as we navigated the transition from engagement to being married. The wisdom we received through premarital counseling has been the foundation we needed to build our marriage upon. We still apply the principles we learned every day, and are so grateful for this ministry. We would recommend Shocking Marriage Ministries to every married or engaged couple, regardless of what state your marriage is in. This is an amazing ministry that is passionate about helping marriages become all that God has designed them to be.

J. Noah Premarital Counseling

My fiancé and I found Shocking Marriage Ministries to be incredibly insightful and helpful as we begin to navigate a life together. We’re so grateful we went through their pre-marital counseling and look forward to utilizing the knowledge we gained!!!

Relationship Resources...

Blog and Podcast Episodes

Don’t Assume the Worst

Don’t Assume the Worst

Some people are naturally optimistic and some fall more toward the side of pessimism. It’s just the way they are wired. These perspectives seep into all aspects of life, and…

Completion, Not Reflection

Completion, Not Reflection

   I just had coffee with a single, female colleague that I had not seen in several months. After catching up on job stuff, she began to talk about a…

Families are Great… But they can be Tough

Families are Great… But they can be Tough

I love family, I think most people do. But managing family is a delicate balancing act that many couples struggle with. I’m not talking about raising your pre-adult children (those…