On this journey together.

Love Story

Woodland Married People invites you to celebrate your Love Story on Saturday, February 12 from 5-9 p.m.
Join us for dinner, comedy, uplifting worship, testimonies from couples of how God made a difference in their relationships and an encouraging message from John and Rochelle Ward, Leaders of Woodland Married People.  Whether you have been married a month or 60+ years, if you are on the mountain top or valley of your marriage,  this is a night you won’t want to miss! God’s not done writing your love story.

New Study: The MarriAGE aDVENTURE 

Wednesday evenings beginning, fEBRUARY 16 at 6:15 - 7:45 p.m
Woodland Main Campus Bldg. Room 228
6-week Study

(Order workbook below or purchase for $11 first day of class) 

God Created marriage to be far more exciting than living together for fifty years to buy homes, attain status, raise children, and manage day to day activities. Like a family road trip, marriage is an adventure filled with highs, lows, and everything in between.

The Marriage Adventure: Discovering Mission for Your Marriage invites you to join a road trip across the country to help you discover the unique, grand mission for your marriage relationship. The Marriage Adventure will equip you to:
  • understand how a mission can change your family and world around you.
  • develop a mission statement and core values for your marriage.
  • use your strengths to work together and become more intimate friends.
  • BONUS: Participate in the included SIX WEEK CHALLENGE to learn how to enjoy your God-ordained, unique Marriage Adventure.
Woodland Married People Leaders John and Rochelle Ward would like to invite you to join them in this exciting new study that will start 2022 off with purpose and direction in your marriage. You will be encouraged with other couples as you build relationships and discover the vision God has for you and your spouse.
The Marriage Challenge website:

We know god has a plan.

He Wants Families To Enjoy The Emotional Security And Fulfillment That Strong Marriages Bring.
That’s Why He Has Called Our Ministry To Strengthen, Save, And Restore Family And Marriage Relationships Through
The Biblical Message Of Restoration, Hope, And Encouragement. We Believe Once Marriage Is Truly Seen
As God, You & Me - which has Trust, Teamwork & Testimony Within It The Lord's Plan For Ministry With You As A Couple Can Go Forth!

The 3t's for a successful marriage


Trust in God to help hold your
marriage together.
Trust in each other to stay together in the process. 


Marriage takes accountability.
Marriage takes 3 - God, You & Me.
But also accountability with other like-minded couples.


Your personal story influences and
connects you with others . Sharing your story may be a reconciling tool to help others along the journey! 

CHeck out our married people blog

Helping Married Couples connect with one another, and with God. 

Books We Recommend for Couples

Fierce Marriage: Radically Pursuing Each Other in Light of Christ's Relentless Love by Ryan Frederick and Selena Frederick

The Good Fight
How Conflict Can Bring You Closer

By Dr. Les Parrott

Sacred Marriage
What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?

By Gary L. Thomas  

The Power of a Praying® Husband
By Stormie Omartian

The 5 Love Languages
The Secret to Love that Lasts

By Gary Chapman 

Welcome to Married People

We are John and Rochelle Ward. Our Testimony starts with being very young, and newly married..

and almost forced by God to be mentored by my grandparents, when our circumstances moved us in with them not long after we were married. They poured so much into us at that time, if we had not lived there with them we would not have had that experience of seeing their healthy and loyal marriage walked out on a daily basis. Witnessing that daily walk turned out to be one of the biggest blessings God has given to our marriage.
Being mentored early in a marriage by a strong Christian couple is huge! More couples that have years together need to be willing to take couples who are just getting started under their wing. The world paints a 'happily ever after' picture of marriage but the reality is once you start to blend your lives together and show your true selves to each other sometimes it doesn't go so well. But it's not a time to give up. It can't be treated that lightly. It's important to remember that love is not a feeling... it's a choice, it's a daily decision. That puts the responsibility of 'staying' on you not your spouse when things get hard in life.

We are excited to go on this journey of marriage with you!
As you will see below in our "3T's for a Successful Marriage" TEAMWORK is an essential value! That's not just teamwork between you and your spouse though but also between a trusted community of friends that help you in this game we call life! We want to help support you, we are on your team!

Contact us! We would love to have coffee with you, hear your testimony, and share in what the Lord can do through your marriage!

- Rochelle & John

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