Pre-Marriage Counseling & Solemnization of Marriage
Are you considering getting married? Pre-Marriage counseling is highly recommended for anyone considering marriage. We provide excellent Pre-Marital Counseling, and is available to officiate the ceremony.
SESSION 1 Initial Meeting with Couples
SESSION 2 God’s Purpose and Plans for Marriage
SESSION 3 Family of Origin in Marriage
SESSION 4 Personalities in Marriage
SESSION 5 Resolving Conflicts in Marriage
SESSION 6 Communications in Marriage
SESSION 7 Money and Marriage
SESSION 8 Expectations, Roles and Responsibilities in Marriage
SESSION 9 Marriage and Family Issues
SESSION 10 Review, Certificate of Completion
In this day and age in which we live, the concept of marriage is being challenged and redefined on a regular basis. Nearly 50 percent of first time marriages will end on divorce. There are many different opinions on what a marriage is. From Television talk shows to secular marriage counselors, psychologists, the concept of marriage varies. From pre-marriage agreements to the proponents of same sex marriages, the institution of marriage is on always in the hot seat.
Marriage according to Webster’s dictionary is define as a legal contract by which a women and man becomes wife and husband. The institution of marriage has been around for a long time. The ideal of marriage did not originate with Webster’s dictionary nor was it created by man.
God’s plan for marriage is a blueprint for man on how to live in the eyesight of God. God uses marriage as a tool and guide for man to be reconciled back to God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Marriage teaches and model to people the ideal of submitting and oneness. The purpose of marriage is to bring the husband and wife to oneness and unity, with Christ at the center of the marriage.
The institution of marriage is God’s design for a husband and wife to become one, producing children, and rearing them in the reverence of the Lord. Marriage is supposed to be a model for children to learn and follow. God’s plan is for all children to be born out of marriage. A husband and wife purpose in a marriage is to be fruitful and increase in numbers. As a couple they are to fill the earth and subdue it, rule over the sea, the birds of the air, over every living creature that move over the ground (Genesis 1:28).
Evangelical Church of God
2329 Valentine Street
Toledo, Ohio 43605
Operation Re-Seed Christian Ministries
P.O Box 141193
Toledo, Ohio 43614