The Alexander House Apostolate’s Cyrenian Cross Model TM
In Mark 15:21 we read how Simon of Cyrene helped to carry the cross for Jesus. It is in sharing the burden of the cross that Simon was able to provide some relief for Jesus and help him to redeemhumanity through his suffering and death. In the same way the Alexander House shares the burden of troubled marriages by providing assistance to couples that are seeking redemption and restoration in their marriage. As we teach couples God’s plan for marriage, we help them to turn to Jesus, the best person from whom to learn how to handle the crosses that come their way and begin to live out a Christ centered marriage. It is in doing this that they begin to experience the beauty and joy that God intended for their marriage. It is also our mission to teach couples preparing for marriage how to put Christ at the center from the very beginning and provide enrichment for couples seeking to keep their marriage strong.
The Cyrenian Cross illustrates the way in which we are able to assist those who come to us in need of help for their marriage.
Explanation of the Cyrenian Cross:
• TAHA is at the bottom because it is the foundation that supports the services we provide.
• The arrows represent how each of the services work with the others to ensure no one is left unaided. Regardless of a couple’s situation we are able to assist them.
• Through Marriage Disciples we are able to assist couples with preparing, enriching or restoring their marriage.
• Through Professional Marriage and Family Therapy we provide therapy for couples who may be experiencing more difficult circumstances in their relationships that require professional help.
• Through Healing Hearts we offer support to individuals and couples who are need of restoring the order, place and purpose for which we were created for spiritually.
Services are personalized to suit everyone’s needs.
Marriage Disciples is a professional client-focused service which offers couples that are assumed to be healthy, powerful, and able to achieve relationship goals, effective support, information and guidance. Our Marriage Disciples are not there to give advice but to come along side each couple in a purposeful manner, which will help them to see their difficulties in a different light. They will provide the support, encouragement, and accountability to help each couple accomplish the goals they set for their marriage!
Marriage IntensivesMen and women call their lawyers, spend thousands of dollars in legal fees, move out of their homes and leave their children because they want a divorce. They make these painful choices because they’ve lost hope. In their hearts, they simply don’t believe things will ever get better. Our Marriage Disciples Intensive program is a three‐day weekend designed for couples that are in crisis and have lost hope. The program is modeled after the successful process used in our Marriage Discipleship program.
Marriage & Family Therapy
Marital Therapy Today’s world is complicated. Marriage and relationships are at the forefront of this battle. Our staff of counseling professionals will assist couples and families as they deal with the challenging dynamics of relationships based on our Catholic faith coupled with psychology.
Individual Counseling We will offer outpatient services to assist individuals suffering from a wide range of issues including anger, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues, past abuse, eating disorders, addictive behaviors, grief, and stress. Our trained professionals can help others grow through difficult times.
Through this ministry we offer support in the restoring the order, place and purpose for which we were created for. Our main goal is to help others understand the bondage we are often in and we do not realize. When we begin to understand who God is and how we freely allow sin into our lives, often through ignorance and uninformed decisions, we understand why we are frustrated, tired, lonely, in despair, and longing for the love we are all made for. We will help you discover who you are in the eyes of God who made us, and the issues we have to understand in this life to battle against our enemy. This understanding will empower you through prayer, scripture reading, and the wisdom of the Saints by teaching you to use the God given gifts we have lost sight of. By allowing God to clear away the darkness through our humble acknowledgement and surrender, we take you through the process of healing that will not only set you free to love as God intended but will affect your family members and friends as well. Humbly learn how to acknowledge and unleash what is already there, yet hidden.