Marriage and Family relationships can be messy!
You don’t have to look too far to know that marriage and family relationships can be messy. Our own experiences and a look at families in the Bible--Adam, Abraham, David and even Jesus’ family—reveal the confusion and tension that can come when we relate in the context of family.
BAD NEWS #1 we can’t fully avoid the messiness (Jn 16:33)
GOOD NEWS #1 God can and will bring good out of the messes (Rom 8:28-29)
BAD NEWS #2 many of our messes are of our own doing (Jas 4:1-2)
GOOD NEWS #2 God provides forgiveness and a way for reconciliation
(I Jn 1:9, Mt 5:23-24)
BAD NEWS #3 our messes are oftentimes due to a lack of knowledge (Pr 19:2-3)
GOOD NEWS #3 learning and following God’s will for marriage and family will help us clean up some of the messes and avoid making new ones in the future
(Pr 3:5-6, Eph 5:17)
Marriage & Family Ministry offers teaching and resources through media and various environments such as one-to-one, small group and large gatherings with the aim of encouraging singles, couples and families to:
- grow in relationship with Jesus Christ and demonstrate His love toward others even when it's uncomfortable
- experience healthy relationships by applying biblical truths
- be encouraged and hope-filled especially through the difficult times
- remain thankful to God at each stage of life