About Our Married Life Ministry

STF Married Life provides opportunities for couples to grow closer and stronger in their relationships with God and one another.  With so much demand for our attention, our goal is to eliminate obstacles and create an environment of encouragement for couples. We seek to equip couples with the truth of God’s Word to ward off the spiritual attacks on our marriages and to engage one another with His love. 

July Date Night

STF Married Life is hosting a date night on July 24 at 5:30 pm at Painting with a Twist South Tampa. The cost is $50 per couple. This is an excellent opportunity to meet other couples in our church!

Verticle Marriage Study

The Married Life Ministry is launching a new Vertical Marriage small group that will run July 25 – August 22 at the BP campus during the 11 am service. Registration is $15 per couple.

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 Retreats

Once per quarter, STF Married Life hosts a retreat to a nearby getaway location. Retreats will usually feature a guest teacher who works through a short study through the weekend.  There are also plenty of opportunities for date time and relaxation. 

Throughout the year, we have fun events like Vacation Bible School, Trunk or Treat, Parents Night Outs, and so much more! Check out the events page for to stay up to date. We cannot wait for your family 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.