This seminar will focus on the elements that contribute to building strong and successful marriages in the church context. Topics addressed during the seminar will be purposes and definitions of marriage; pastoral roles in strengthening marriage; enrichment activities around communication, conflict resolution, finances, parenting, sex, step-families; aging and loss; pre-marital direction and co-habitation; and spiritual growth in the marriage relationship. Special focus will be given to exploring these issues with seminar participants in the context of their own relationships and ministries. The seminar format will consist of lecture and experiential learning.
An integrative paper developing a plan for strengthening marriages in your ministry context
Sample Readings From This Course May Include:
Balswick, Jack and Judy. Authentic Human Sexuality. IVP, 2008.
Buechner, Frederick. Telling Secrets. Harper Collins, 1991.
Hargrave, Terry. The Essential Humility of Marriage. Tucker and Theisen, 2000.
Mason, M. The Mystery of Marriage. Multnomah, 2005.
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