Marriage, God-designed and the central part of the family structure. From the very beginning of time God set up the marriage relationship as one man, one woman. Culture, society, and man-made law may change but God’s original plan has remained the same. These three resources help couples build and maintain marriage relationships that will last a lifetime. Strong marriages create strong families and strong families create strong, vibrant, healthy and growing churches.
Marriage 101 – Back to the Basics: Voted as the top marriage course in the country four years in a row is this multi-functional program. Dr. Gary & Barb Rosberg teamed with Dave Ramsey to make Marriage 101 a versatile and effective tool. Thousands of ministers use it for both premarital and marriage enrichment. Many also make it part of their at-risk marriage counseling. It covers all the basics and much more, topics like Communication, Conflict Resolution, Expectations, and Finances are all included in this comprehensive resource. 8 sessions, each approx. 25 minutes. Includes two BONUS sessions on Cohabitation and Blended Families. Meets qualifications in every state, completion certificate can be executed on request.
Lessons from the Tackle Box: Greg Vaughn, author of Letters from Dad, and Founder of Grace Ministries traveled the country for 10 years speaking to thousands of men. In those travels he gleaned powerful testimonies and lessons on to reach men for God and how to help men connect in very real way to those they love most. Lessons from the Tackle Box takes all the best of the dynamic Letters from Dad project and puts it into a more user-friendly and affordable format that men will love. 5 sessions, each about 25 minutes.
Fathering 101 – Be the Dad…God wants you to be: “Fatherlessness”, a term we recognize but seldom understand the tremendous impact it has on our society and the Church. The breakdown of the family is at the core of many of our nation's ills. And it must be noted, that just because a father is in the home, does not mean he is an “abiding Dad”. Any male can become a father, but it takes a real man to be a “Dad”. Bill Dotson authored the book From F.A.I.T.H. to F.A.I.T.H. It stands for, Fathers Absent in the Home to Fathers Abiding in the Home. A father may be present in the home but that does not mean he is “abiding”. Too often fathers take a back seat in bringing their children up in the ways of God. It is left to the Mom, the church, or a grandparent. This is not God’s way. Fathering 101 brings men back to the basics of what it means to be a man of God and to firmly grasp the role to “Be the Dad…God wants you to be”. 10 sessions, instructor training, class length determined by group leader. Available in SPANISH!