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 meets every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at Mercy College, 928 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309. Participants should use the north parking lot. The workshop is held from 7-9 PM. Click here for a map of Mercy College (meetings are in the main building). 


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 


Due to weather the Third Option Meeting has been cancelled for Feb 19th.