It is time to help Marriage and Family thrive! Don’t you agree?
Biblical Counseling Center is excited to give you a sneak peek of our new Marriage and Family course. It’s for anyone — counselors, ministry leaders, and anyone interested in helping marriages and families succeed. Register now while you’re thinking about it.
The course will be live-streamed ONLINE on Mondays, beginning November 10. Busy on Mondays? No problem. You get access to our taped shows. What’s more you get notes and assignments for couples and parents that you can download and use immediately.
Plus, you’ll learn from esteemed biblical counselors like Dr. Ron Allchin, D.Min., founder of Biblical Counseling Center, a nonprofit ministry that has restored many thousands of marriages and families over the last 25 years, as well as other experienced biblical counselors.
The course is live-streamed on eight Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Central Time: November 10 and 17; December 1, 8 and 15; and January 5, 12 and 19. As mentioned if you miss a live-streamed class, you’ll have full access to the playback, notes, and assignments.
Now for the sneak peek from this upcoming Monday’s class. Register now.
What do people say makes a marriage successful?
Love? Communication? Companionship? Sacrifice? What would you add?
What does the Bible say makes a marriage successful?
“And God blessed them. And God said to them, ‘be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.'” Genesis 1:28. ESV
But none was just right for Adam. God responds with the creation of Eve!
Says Matthew Henry, “She was not made out of his head to top him, not out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected by him, and near his heart to be loved.”
1. A wife should see herself as a suitable helper in the same way we see two opposite pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Fit to be with him. A companionable mirror image.
2. God brought Adam and Eve together to fulfill His purpose.
3. Contrast that with what we all to often hear in our culture: personal fulfillment.
4. Husbands and wives need to see themselves as teammates, working together for God’s purposes.
5. God’s purposes for a man and a woman were greater than themselves and more than either could accomplish alone (Gen. 2:28).
How Husbands and Wives Relate
A wife needs to be more to her husband than a cheerleader. She needs to be a chief confidant, counselor, companion, and accountability partner. Her input is critical to the marriage. Husbands are remiss if they do not seek their wife’s counsel.
Genesis 2:23 suggests the blessing of Eve wowed Adam: “This is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of man.”
Husbands need to have a mind-set of showing their wives how much they love and cherish them God’s way.
Don’t you need to hear the rest of God’s design for marriage as well as what the bible says about marriage and sexual intimacy, finances, divorce, remarriage, and parenting?
Questions? Please contact us.