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The Third Option teaches skills that work for ANY marriage, from those on the brink of divorce to those just looking to make a really good marriage even better. There are very few marriages that are either too good or too troubled for The Third Option. We CAN help!

The Third Option
Where And When To Find Us

Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday Night of every month from 6pm till 8pm

1202 Virginia Avenue

Lynn Haven, FL 32444

Our current session and new schedule started 

March 5th

Please Note: The Third Option has a suggested donation of $10.00 per person per class

Program Overview
What Makes It Different
What You Can Expect

The Third Option is a 14 session program that runs weekly with one section covered per week. Topics include:

  • Respect 

  • Responsibility 

  • Understanding Expectations

  • Re-Defining The Power Struggle

  • Control Issues

  • Listening Beyond The Words

  • Personality Differences

  • Childhood Issues and Emotional Baggage

  • Handling Anger Constructively

  • Speaking The Truth In Love

  • Conflict Resolution - Fighting Fair

  • Feelings And The Hurt Spiral

  • Forgiveness And Repair

  • Re-Building Trust

The Third Option is unique in several ways  that make it so successful.

  • First: Since no section is really built on any other, you can enter the program at any time! That means you don't have to wait for up to 13 weeks for the program to start again if you missed week 1. You can, for example, join at week 7 and finish after week 6. 

  • Second: You can attend alone! If your spouse wants to join you, great! But, if not, you can begin go through the weekly workshops by yourself, learning truly valuable skills for relationship as you go. And maybe your spouse will follow later.

You can expect a warm, welcoming, non-judgemental atmosphere where you will be free to work on YOU. 

The Third Option Bay County will be taught by individuals and couples who have years of experience working with people in this community on marriage. People  who are truly passionate about helping individuals and couples to improve in their communications and in their relationships.

So, expect to learn, improve and become a MUCH better you, all in a supportive and caring environment.

For more information on The Third Option or for any questions or concerns you might have, please feel free to contact us via the information found on our "CONTACT" section.



Vision Statement

The Third Option Bay County wants to strengthen marriages and lower the divorce divorce rate in Bay County by providing the best workshops and programs to change and strengthen individuals and couples. Together we will build a stronger Bay County.


The Bay County Marriage and Family Initiative (BCMFI) is an ecumenical group that formed in 2022 here in Bay County to combat a number of social issue that are important to all involved. Chief among those is the issue of strengthening marriages and families here in our county. Bringing The Third Option to Bay County is the first group endeavor for the BCMFI and one in which we take great pride!

Meet The Team

Below you will find a few of the individuals and couples that make this program run. 


Logan and Leanne Kirksey


Marriage Champions


Ken and Maria Schaefer

Lead Instructors

Marriage Champions


Contact us

If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to reach out using the contact form. You can also reach us by email or phone from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday.


(954) 483.7101

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