About Our Married Life Ministry

STF Married Life exists to help couples find and follow Jesus together.

Connect with us!

We want to connect with you!  Check out our social media pages for upcoming events, helpful tips, articles relating to marriage,
and more.  If you have any questions about our programming or other ministry opportunities or would like to drop in and get acquainted, please reach out to us.

Monthly Date Nights

Each month, STF Married Life provides a date night opportunity for couples to get out and have fun together! Past date nights have included Cinebistro, Topgolf, kayaking, and more.

Marriage Bible Studies

Marriage study groups are led by one of our marriage mentor couples. These studies provide a small group environment to learn about ways to strengthen and steward your marriage.  Study groups are run every semester.

Marriage Cruise

STF Couples, we’d like to formally invite you to join Pastor JJ & his wife Sharon on the FamilyLife’s Love Like You Mean It Marriage Cruise coming February 8th-15th, 2025.

You can look forward to:
– Biblical teaching and refreshing words on marriage
– Great concerts and entertainment
– Fun with like-minded married couples
– Exploring exotic ports
– Lots of quality time with your spouse

Book ASAP because spots fill up fast!

Weekend to Remember Marriage Conference

As staff, we’ve attended the FamilyLife Weekend to Remember with our spouses. Each couple that has taken the time to participate in a getaway has been uniquely blessed. As a result, we’d like to invite EACH of you to prayerfully consider attending the upcoming getaway soon to Tampa, September 27th-29th.

If you’d like to go further, pray about attending a conference farther from home. We have found that if you have to be intentional about having an actual “getaway” (i.e., sacrificing time from work and finding care for the kids for a few days), you’ll be even more blessed by a distraction-free getaway!

Use the Group Name “PASTORJJ” for $50 OFF registration for ANY location!


Marriage mentoring is for couples who need just a little help, are in a great crisis, and have no hope. Marriage mentors will help you identify critical areas of concern using an online couples diagnostic survey. Then, they will carefully help you navigate through issues derived from the study. Once you complete this form, a mentor couple will reach out to you within two days.

Throughout the year, we have fun events like marriage retreats, monthly date nights, and so much more! Check out the events page for to stay up to date. We cannot wait for you to join us.


Premarital counseling

STF Married Life’s premarital counseling, Prepare, is a four-session study designed for couples who are engaged or are considering marriage.  An STF pastor will lead the sessions one-on-one, offering premarital counseling, coaching, and insight.

If you are interested in premarital counseling, email john.lockhart@stfchurch.com.

Marriage Counseling

We have several Christian counselors we highly recommend.  For a marriage in crisis, we suggest a 48-hour intensive.  If you would like more information about counseling or would like to be connected to a counselor, email john.lockhart@stfchurch.com.

Volunteer Opportunities

Our marriage mentors are couples who have been married more than 10 years and are actively involved in STF.  These trained mentors are available for engaged and married couples who are seeking wisdom and counsel, or simply seeking examples to follow who are a few years further down the road.  If you would like more information about becoming a marriage mentor, please click here.