Becoming Brides of Christ

A Heart-led Study through The Song of Songs

“I have found the One whom my soul loves.” – Song of Songs 3:4

“I have found the One whom my soul loves.” – Song of Songs 3:4

Imagine this…

as God creates each human person, He’s singing to us. A timeless song of true love is engraved, inscribed deep into our hearts by God Himself.

And then we are born into this world, with its noise and endless distractions, our hearts, our ears attuned to many other voices and priorities. Until one day, all in the Lord’s timing, we rediscover His Song…

Imagine this…

as God creates each human person, He’s singing to us. A timeless song of true love is engraved, inscribed deep into our hearts by God Himself.

And then we are born into this world, with its noise and endless distractions, our hearts, our ears attuned to many other voices and priorities. Until one day, all in the Lord’s timing, we rediscover His Song…

Fall 2021 Brides of Christ Groups are underway.

Watch for the Winter/Spring 2022 schedule coming soon!

Fall 2021 Brides of Christ Groups are underway.

Watch for the Winter/Spring 2022 schedule coming soon!

Brides of Christ 1

Level 1 covers The Song of Songs 1:1 – 2:7 and through
page 162 in The Cantata of Love

What you can expect from our Brides Level 1 study:

  • Deepen your understanding of The Song of Songs as well as much of scripture.
  • Connect salvation history with your own life’s narrative.
  • Learn from the great mystical Saints, such as St. Teresa of Avila and St. Bernard of Clairvaux.
  • Experience the healing love of Christ the Bridegroom.
  • Enter into a Divine Romance with your One True Love.
  • Develop a rich interior prayer life.

Offered Mondays at 10am ET and Thursdays at 7:15pm ET (meeting for 1-hour each week). 

Brides of Christ 2

Level 2 covers The Song of Songs 2:8 -5:1 and
corresponding pages in The Cantata of Love

What you can expect from our Brides Level 2 study:

  • Enter more deeply into Divine intimacy.
  • Surrender more fully to the Bridegroom’s love.
  • Allow the Bridegroom to rightly order our desires.
  • Learn to live as a Bride of Christ in our daily activities.
  • Understand how we draw others to the Bridegroom.

In Brides Level 2, the readings in The Cantata of Love will be supplemented with writings from the Saints as well as a comparison of various translations of The Song of Songs. This 12-week study will focus on The Springtime of Betrothal and The Summer of the Wedding, verses 2:8 through 5:1 in The Song of Songs.

Offered Mondays at 7:30pm ET and Thursdays at 1:30pm ET (meeting for 1-hour each week). 

Brides of Christ 1

Level 1 covers The Song of Songs 1:1 – 2:7 and through page 162 in The Cantata of Love

What you can expect from our Brides Level 1 study:

  • Deepen your understanding of The Song of Songs as well as much of scripture.
  • Connect salvation history with your own life’s narrative.
  • Learn from the great mystical Saints, such as St. Teresa of Avila and St. Bernard of Clairvaux.
  • Experience the healing love of Christ the Bridegroom.
  • Enter into a Divine Romance with your One True Love.
  • Develop a rich interior prayer life.

Offered Mondays at 10am ET and Thursdays at 7:15pm ET (meeting for 1-hour each week).

Brides of Christ 2

Level 2 covers The Song of Songs 2:8 – 5:1 and corresponding pages in The Cantata of Love

What you can expect from our Brides Level 2 study:

  • Enter more deeply into Divine intimacy.
  • Surrender more fully to the Bridegroom’s love.
  • Allow the Bridegroom to rightly order our desires.
  • Learn to live as a Bride of Christ in our daily activities.
  • Understand how we draw others to the Bridegroom.

In Brides Level 2, the readings in The Cantata of Love will be supplemented with writings from the Saints as well as a comparison of various translations of The Song of Songs. This 12-week study will focus on The Springtime of Betrothal and The Summer of the Wedding, verses 2:8 through 5:1 in The Song of Songs.

Offered Mondays at 7:30pm ET and Thursdays at 1:30pm ET (meeting for 1-hour each week).

Winter/Spring 2022 Schedule Coming Soon!

In the meantime…

  1. Purchase a copy of the Cantata of Love from Ignatius Press here We strongly recommend the paperback version and NOT the Kindle version as it is easier to follow along with our discussions using the paperback.
  2. If you are not already a member, register for our Hope’s Garden private community here, and join us for our daily & weekly prayer gatherings.
  3. If registering for Brides of Christ 1, purchase the Journal & Study Guide in our shop here.

In the meantime…

  1. Purchase a copy of the Cantata of Love from Ignatius Press here.
  2. If you are not already a member, register for our Hope’s Garden private community here, and join us for our daily & weekly prayer gatherings.
  3. If registering for Brides of Christ 1, purchase the Journal & Study Guide in our shop here.

Learn more…

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Draw me in your footsteps, let us run. – Song of Songs 1:4

Draw me in your footsteps, let us run. – Song of Songs 1:4

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  4. Confirm your registration in the email you will receive once you’re membership is approved.
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Join Hope’s Garden Community

Download our app and get started!

  1. Go to your app store and download the Mighty Networks app.
  2. Open Mighty Networks and click “Find a Network.”
  3. Search for Hope’s Garden and follow the prompts to register.
  4. Confirm your registration in the email you will receive once you’re membership is approved.