Third Option – Building Better Marriages by Promoting Growth and Reconciliation

Find hope, help, and healing for your marriage by attending the Third Option – a skills-based group program that helps participants build stronger, more fulfilling marriages. Each 14-session cycle covers a comprehensive set of tools that couples can use to develop better levels of understanding, conflict-resolution, and trust while also learning more effective communication skills. Sessions will be held on alternating Mondays starting Jan 21, from 7-9 pm, at Bishop Dwenger High School (enter at Door #1 – Main Office). Please contact us at 260.338.OPT3 or or visit for more information (including a list of topics covered at each session). This ministry is an outreach of the parishes of Our Lady of Good Hope, St Charles Borromeo, St Jude, and St Vincent de Paul.  

Meeting Topics

Building a Climate of Respect
Ending the Blame Game
Understanding Expectations
Redefining the Power Struggle
Coping with Control Issues
Listening Beyond the Words
Appreciating Personality Differences
Recognizing Childhood/Emotional Baggage
Handling Anger Constructively
Speaking the Truth in Love
Learning to Fight Fair
Breaking the Hurt Cycle
Practicing Forgiveness and Repair
Rebuilding Trust