Elders and ministers confront them too many times every year.
The higher the ratio of troubled marriages in a congregation, the more significant are the number and the magnitude of the problems which affect the congregation internally.
Strained relationships in homes inevitably affect the quality of the fellowship of the spirit and of the overall morale of the congregation.
Elders and ministers have not succeeded in their responsibility when they merely convince Christians they have no right to divorce and families agree to stay together regardless of how miserable they are.
Successful marriage is a marriage with a happy husband and wife, a stable relationship, a joy in the oneness God created in marriage, and a love and respect which fulfills the marital needs of both husband and wife.
In full awareness of all the academic answers, being both a devout and compassionate person, he silently prays, "Lord, what do we do?
Please, Lord, grant us more wisdom and understanding!
Twenty-six chapters studying the biblical and psychological aspects of dating and marriage. Prepares the Christian to have a successful dating period and marriage.
Courtship: Ethical Decisions About Moral Conduct Foundation Premises of Christian Principles: In the Image of God Foundation Premises of Christian Principles: Human Beings are Moral Beings Foundation Premises of Christian Principles: An Accountable Being of Will Foundation Premises of Christian Principles: The Necessity of Making a Choice Foundation Premises of Christian Principles: Choice and Obedience Foundation Premises of Christian Principles: The Total Life The Bond of Responsibility Common Concepts of Spiritual Responsibility Basic Christian Principles: Holiness Basic Christian Principles: Purity Basic Christian Principles: Righteousness Basic Christian Principles: Love What is Courtship The Purposes of Courtship The Critical Age Basic Decisions in Courtship Boundaries in Courtship Erotic Passion Fornication Adultery Lasciviousness and Uncleanness Courtship and Promiscuous Conduct Courtship and the Live-in Situation Courtship and Marriage Evidences of Successful Courtship One of the most frightening problems confronting the church and New Testament Christianity in the American society of today is the problem of marriage failure.
Examine how varied and, often, how controversial proposed solutions to the problem are.