The Diocese of Des Moines

The Third Option, a marriage enrichment ministry for couples, is up and running in the diocese! Every marriage hits rough patches and the couples need a way to fully restore their relationship. This program walks couples through 14 skills based workshops, helping them to grow in everything from understanding anger, cultivating respect, stopping a hurt spiral, understanding personality differences, restoring trust, and much more.


This program is for all couples whether they are facing obstacles in their marriage or just trying to make a good thing better!


The Third Option will meet every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in Mercy Hospital Conference Center, 1111 6th Ave East Tower, Des Moines, IA 50314. The workshop is held from 7-9 PM. Parking for the Third Option can be done in the 3rd street parking lot, or in the east parking ramp. For a map of the Mercy Campus visit this link. To see the rooms we'll be using visit this map (The Third Option will be located in the "Mercy Conference Center" level A.


Beginning in 2018 The Third Option location will move to Mercy College, 928 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309. Participants should use the north parking lot. Our first session at Mercy College will be Monday, January 15th.


Please note:  The Third Option will not be held on Monday, January 1st for New Years Day. 


If you have questions, or would like to register contact Adam Storey at 515-237-5056 or at You can also contact Janet Bradford at