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Theological Differences in Marriage

Chris Grace, Alisa Grace, Tim Muehlhoff, Noreen Muehlhoff, Erik Thoennes, Donna Thoennes - June 28, 2017

Christians are consistently encouraged to find a partner with whom they’re “equally yolked," but how far does that commandment go? Do a husband and wife need to agree on every theological issue they come across? The panel discusses their thoughts on theological agreement within marriage in this Q&A session.


What if Marriage Was Meant to Make You More Than Holy?

Biola CMR, Erik Thoennes - January 25, 2017

For the Christian couple, not only is marriage a gift from God, it is an opportunity to fulfill the Great Commission with a forever partner. But practically speaking, what does it look like for a relationship to glorify God and advance the gospel? In today's video, Dr. Erik Thoennes explores Ephesians 6 to unpack what the Bible says about the true mission of a Christian marriage.


The Power of a Mission Statement for Marriage

Biola CMR, Erik Thoennes - December 28, 2016

God calls us to glorify Him with our lives, and that includes our marriages.  In today's video, Dr. Erik Thoennes encourages couples to articulate the purpose of their marriage so they're better equipped to serve and glorify God.


Three Ways Our Relationships Reflect God

Biola CMR, Erik Thoennes - December 14, 2016

God is profoundly relational by nature and since we are made in His image, we are relational beings as well, both with Him and with others. So how does this affect our relationships? In today's video, Dr. Erik Thoennes discusses the three ways we most reflect God in our relationships with others and how they act as a catalyst for our sanctification.


Does marriage have eternal significance?

Erik Thoennes - August 24, 2016

We know that the Bible tells us that there will be no marriage in heaven. So, with that in mind, is there any eternal significance to marriage? How should we take that into account as we invest in our relationships today? In this video, Dr. Erik Thoennes explores what biblical marriage should look like in light of eternity.


Proper Perspectives on Marriage and Singleness

Erik Thoennes - December 9, 2015

Does it ever seem like the church views singleness as a malady to be cured? For singles, do you find yourself believing that you need to be married to be truly fulfilled? How should the church view marriage and singleness, especially in light of passages like 1 Corinthians 7? In this video, Dr. Thoennes discusses this topic.


Why bother with marriage?

Erik Thoennes - November 18, 2015

American culture has seen a huge rise in divorce rates and disillusionment in the institution of marriage. There is also a normalization and acceptance of failed marriages in the Christian culture. So why bother anymore? What is God’s plan for marriages in the “divorce culture”? How can we find biblical hope for marriage? In this video, Dr. Erik Thoennes discusses the glorious purposes of marriage.

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