The Third Option is an ongoing marriage enrichment support group that meets every other Wednesday night at Resurrection Life Fellowship from 6:30 to 8:30

Each 14-session cycle covers a comprehensive set of tools that couples can use to develop better understanding, sensitivity and trust while learning more effective speaking and listening skills. Confidentiality is a cornerstone of the program, as well as the freedom for attendees to share or quietly listen. Although each session stands alone and couples can join at any time, topics follow a logical progression from respect to rebuilding trust.

Whether a marriage in in conflict or the couple in a good marriage just wants to improve their relationship, the Third Option is a proven program initiated in Syracuse, NY and known internationally. The developers of the TTO curriculum realize that stress such as problems with jobs, kids, parents, or health can cause even the best marriage to become frayed or unraveled. Developing the right skills and sensitivity ensures that a marriage grows ever better no matter what situations couples face. Some couples come for one series while many couples decide to continue to attend for several years. Their open sharing helps others who are attending for the first time.

There is no charge for The Third Option program. Couples may join the group at any time and free childcare is available. For more information or to register, call facilitators Tom and Beverly Settle at 893-1781 or contact them at

Information about Third Option can also be found at their official website