The Third Option



Many of us manage marriage as a series of choices between his desires and her desires, between “peace at any price” and “letting it all hang out.” Because they move us to extremes, these options don’t bring us together.

With The Third Option, you can learn how to break through the clutter of past baggage and misunderstandings and build an effective, loving relationship.

The Third Option is:

  • A skills-based group program
  • 16 session cycle; couples can begin participation at any time during the cycle
  • Helpful for any marriage – from brink of divorce to solid ground
  • Both spouses do not need to attend
  • Educational focus rather than counseling

The Third Option is being sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh. For more information, call Jason Lillis, Coordinator of Family Life at St. Francis of Assisi, at 919-847-8205 x244.

Upcoming Meeting Dates at St. Francis of Assisi are listed below – all sessions begin at 7:15 PM

  • April 28 – Coping with Control Issues
  • May 12 – Listening Beyond Words
  • May 26 – Appreciating Personality Differences
  • June 9 – Discover Your Love Language
  • June 23 – Time-Starved Marriage
  • July – BREAK
  • August – BREAK
  • Sept 8 – Recognizing Childhood and Emotional Baggage
  • Sept 22 – Handling Anger Constructively
  • Oct 13 – Speaking the Truth in Love
  • Oct 27 – Learning How To Fight Fair: Conflict Resolution
  • Nov 10 – Feelings and Breaking the Hurt Cycle
  • Nov 24 – Practicing Forgiveness and Repair
  • December – BREAK
  • February – BREAK

The sessions will be held in rooms 405 and 406 of Anthony Hall – see the map below to find our location: