Relationship & Marriage & Family

One of our goals at the River Church is to help create a healthier community through building into marriages and families. Healthier families help to create a healthier community. Helping and supporting people in marriage is something we do through a number of ministries.

Marriage Counseling

Are you struggling to sort through a personal issue within your marriage and are not sure where to turn? We may be able to help by directing you to someone on staff who is a a certified, professional counsellor or refer you to someone else who has a Christian perspective. Please contact Kenda Reimer at
Pre-Marriage Mentoring

One of the main ways we build into marriages and families is by providing engaged couples with marriage mentors and an opportunity to prepare for marriage through our Pre-Marriage Mentoring Program. This 6-7 week journey was created by professional marriage counsellors Carole and Paddy Ducklow (some great marriage resources at If you are engaged and desire to better prepare yourselves for a lifelong satisfying marriage, give us a call and we can set you up with some mentoring.

If you have been married for 5 years or more and you believe you have something to give in this area, please contact us at and we can help you become trained Pre-Marital Mentors. 

Marriage Date Nights

Marriage Date-Nights are designed to help good marriages become even better. These eight session date-nights are set in a warm, welcoming and familiar setting of your choice.

Pastor Darcy sets you up with questions around a certain topic and you go out on a date. During the date you ask one another the questions given to you. The important thing to remember is that you are as honest as you can be. The quality of experience will only be as great as the level of honesty you bring to the table.

If after the date night you feel there were some sticky areas of concern, please contact Darcy for a coffee. It's in this environment you can share your questions and struggles, and work it out with some healthy coaching.