Empower couples to heal, thrive, and live in agreement with God's original design for marriage, leaving a legacy for the generations.

Ephesians 5:30-33: "For we are members of his (Christ's) body. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. This is a profound mystery–but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband."


• To provide opportunities to strengthen marriages by offering events of interest to couples
• To be available to connect more experienced with less experienced couples in a mentoring relationship
• To provide up-to-date resources to small groups and couples for study and enrichment
• To help young married couples establish a foundation to persevere through the seasons of life through relationship with other married friends


Sweetheart Banquet

Enjoy a specially-themed dinner with sharing, insight, and humor from an experienced couple.

Marriage Conference

What are some steps you can take now that will lead to a lifetime of growth and fulfillment in your marriage? Be refreshed, and gain insight into the dynamics of a godly marriage by participating in a marriage conference at Petra.

Marriage Beach Retreat

Marriage Beach Retreat – Walking on the beach together . . . enjoying special times with one another and with other couples . . . being challenged and encouraged by the speakers – these are the things that take place at the Marriage Beach Retreat at Ocean City, Maryland.


Marriage Mentoring Brochure (for Mentorees)


Ben & Marci Dodd
Marriage Ministry Leaders
717-354-5394 |

Are you a married or engaged couple under 40? If so, we’d like you to join us at our monthly meetings at Petra. The objective is to help you connect with other married and engaged couples through small groups, monthly social events, and teaching sessions.
We usually meet every second Sunday of the month at 5 p.m.

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