This coming Friday evening and Saturday we will host a Marriage Enrichment Seminar here at Sunny Slope. This seminar will be extremely valuable to all married couples- newlyweds, couples married for a few to several years and to couples who have been married ten years, twenty years or more. But it will also be vitally valuable to singles and teens approaching the age of getting married.
Tim Lewis, minister with the North MacArthur Church Of Christ in Oklahoma City, and also author of The Domino Effect, will be conducting the seminar. He will address:
“Don’t Give Up On Your Marriage”- Friday 7:00 PM
“Why Study Marriage?”- Saturday 9:00 AM
“Why Marriage So Often Fails”- Saturday 10:00 AM
“Strategies For Marital Success”- Saturday 11:00 AM
“Communication Is The Key”- Saturday 1:00 PM
There’s an old saying: “Happy Wife, Happy Life!” But the principle applies equally to the husband as it does to the wife. If either spouse in a marriage is unhappy in their relationship, their marriage is in trouble. But even marriages that are healthy can always get better as spouses learn tools and principles that can help them be better husbands and wives.
The strength of any society, any culture, any nation centers on the home, and the strength of a home is determined by the strength of the marriage that is at the center of that home. Marriage is the relationship that brings children into a home. It is the base from which children are nurtured and trained to become effective, responsible, productive adults. In short, strong marriages are vital to the well being of children and to the strength and stability of the country in which they grow up.
It is impossible to overstate the importance of strong homes in developing strong nations, and therefore it is impossible to overstate the importance of strong marriages. When marriages fail, homes break apart. As homes break apart the children growing up in those homes become handicapped in their developmental process, missing a vital role model in their home.
Spouses need the love, companionship and support from each other. It is vital to their spiritual, emotional, psychological and even their physical well being. Children need to see consistent, supportive love between their parents. They need to be able to learn from the stable role models of their parents how to become stable, loving productive adults themselves. Marriage is at the center of their learning and growing.
So many married couples are struggling in their relationship. This Friday evening and Saturday can revitalize, maybe save, your marriage. Don’t miss it!
Gary L. Hutchens