Not only is marriage a wonderful gift from God, it is also one of the more visible relationships that he uses to grow and refine His people. But, is it the only one? In today's video, Drs. Erik and Donna Thoennes answer the question: "Is marriage is the only relationship God uses to sanctify Christians?"
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.
Christian couples are frequently encouraged to pursue spiritual intimacy in marriage, but if this was never modeled to you as a child, it can be challenging and maybe even uncomfortable. In this video, Dr. Chris and Alisa Grace share practical advice for couples who desire to deepen their spiritual relationship, but aren’t quite sure where to start.
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.
While conflict is inevitable in any relationship, how do you discern when it's time to seek outside help? In our final video, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff discusses when it's good for married couples to sort problems out on their own, and when it's appropriate to seek the help of a professional, objective third party.
Is it possible for Christians and non-Christians to cultivate a deep friendship? The Bible commands us to be in community with those who don’t know Christ, but how are Christians to navigate those relationships? Alisa Grace and Dr. Erik Thoennes share personal experiences and provide advice on how to intentionally relate to people with differing worldviews in this Q&A session.
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