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.