Helping shape Christ-centered marriages, families, and individuals.

Choose this day whom you will serve…But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. -Joshua 24:15


Marriage is the practical relationship that God provides to us to help us better understand the relationship He desires to have with us. Marriage has less to do with the relationship between husbands and wives and more to do with the relationship between you and Jesus.

We are a resource for your marriage so that you can continue to grow and be the husband and wife God intends you to be.

SYMBIS Assessment

This is a phenomenal tool that helps you better understand your spouse and yourself. It provides some very practical tools for growing your marriage and implementing sustainable practices within your marriage.

At Silverdale, we have a number of certified SYMBIS facilitators that are equipped to walk through each section of the assessment and provide some practical guidelines within each parameter.

Marriage Counseling

Because this relationship is intended to mirror the relationship we have with Christ, it is certainly a relationship the enemy loves to attack. Far too often in our marriages, we get stuck in, what seems to be, dead ends. We get discouraged, hurt, depressed and mad which usually leads to some very unhealthy and dysfunctional places. All of our efforts to climb out of these marital pits of conflict leave us exhausted and feeling very hopeless and sometimes we’re ready to give up altogether.

However, we believe that God has a great deal to say about resolutions and reconciliation! The cornerstone of any family is a healthy marriage and God desires you to have a whole marriage that is reconciled first to Him and then to one another. The heartbeat of our counseling ministry is helping to develop and shape Christ-centered marriages. God’s word is full of instructions that are pragmatic, relevant, creative, and also a lot of fun!


We believe that we, as Silverdale Baptist Church, are helping shape Christ-centered families.

We emphatically believe in discipleship that starts in our homes. As fathers and mothers, it is our responsibility and privilege to raise our sons and daughters into the men and women that God created them to be.

Family Worship

Family Worship is not necessarily a common term and yet we often practice family worship components in our homes. Praying with our families, listening to worship music, engaging in family devotions, all of these practices and more can be family worship if they are done with a worshipful heart, it’s worship! We want to help families grow in such a way that Christ is honored in their homes and that love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control are all fruits that are demonstrated in every household.

Books We Recommend
  • Boundaries by Henry Cloud & John Townsend
  • Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado
  • Keeping Your Kids on Your Team by Charles Stanley
  • Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas

  • Love & Respect by Emmerson Eggerichs

  • The Language of Sex by Dr. Gary Smalley & Ted Cunningham

  • The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller

  • You and Me Forever by Francis Chan

  • Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles by Paul David Tripp

  • Intentional Parenting by Doug Fields

  • Raising Kingdom Kids by Tony Evans

  • Praying Circles Around Your Kids by Mark Batterson

  • Kingdom Marriage by Tony Evans

  • Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas

  • Draw The Circle by Mark Batterson

Podcasts We Recommend
  • Fierce Marriage

  • 5 Minute Fatherhood

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Chattanooga, TN 37421

Silverdale exists to lead people into an authentic relationship with Christ so they will worship God, grow in their faith, and serve the Lord in our community and world.