Monday, May 5, 2008

Making Marriage Work

Friday night and Saturday eleven couples sat in on 9 hours of teaching and interactive exercises with the goal of building stronger marriages. We used the "Making Marriage Work" video seminar featuring Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott.

It's really good stuff, both practical and biblically based. We were challenged and at the same time had a lot of fun and laughs, too.

One of our core beliefs at Nags Head Church is the sanctity of marriage and family. So it's our vision and desire to strengthen marriages, families and homes. To us it is appalling that the marriage failure rate among evangelicals is just as high (if not higher) than that of others who are not.

Weekends like this past one can help stop the bleeding. We plan to make this not only a repeated offering for couples in our church and community, but also to make it a prerequisite for being married by a NHC pastor.

If we really believe that marriage is sacred, we need to hold it in the highest esteem.


Tina said...

That's awesome! Marriage-enrichment activities should be a huge focus at every church...I'm sure it would help!! I'd love to do that program! :)

Blessings From Above said...
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Blessings From Above said...

Great idea!

"I hate divorce," says the Lord God of Israel. "I hate it when people do anything that harms others," says the Lord who rules over all. So guard yourself in your spirit. And don't break your promises. Malachi 2:16 (NIV)

Terry Gray Sr. said...

Rick, just wanted to let you know how great I thought the program was. I enjoyed both days, and learned a lot that gets taken for granted. I also want to thank NHC for hosting a very well thought out program like this. It certainly says alot about how NHC ministers to all aspects of a family.

I am glad I attended, It was well worth the time and effort, and lunch was good too.

Lee said...


La Familia Garcia said...

Just a comment..I'm always shocked when people say "I love him/her just as much as the day we got married."

I never experience that...I think that's sad. I love my husbans so much more than that day.

Sounds like a good conference.