Taught by Scott Mehl
This class is designed to provide a foundational understanding of God’s design for marriage with an eye to equipping the student to do marital and pre-marital counseling at Cornerstone.
Sundays at 5pm February 10th — March 17th 2013
Membership, How to Study Your Bible, Your Place in God’s Church, How People Change, &Helping People Change
About the Class
The class is meant to equip students to do marital and pre-marital counseling. To this end, we will build upon a foundation of God’s design for marriage and seek to apply it in the many different areas of marriage. We will begin by establishing what Scripture says about marriage and how God has designed a man and woman to relate to one another in marriage. Upon this foundation, we will discuss the practical areas of communication, conflict resolution, finances, family planning, and physical intimacy. Students will be equipped with biblical principles in each one of these areas, as well as see how each area connects back to the foundations of the gospel. At the end of the class, students will have all of the content necessary to walk a couple through the 6-meeting process of pre-marital counseling.
The class will be very discussion oriented, and will provide students with an opportunity to practice some of the skills they are learning in the class setting. Some reading is required in order to supplement what is being learned in class.
Week 1 Introduction: Listening to the Couple
Week 2 God’s Design for Marriage
Week 3 The Gospel and Communication
Week 4 The Gospel and Conflict Resolution
Week 5 The Gospel and Finances / Family Planning
Week 6 The Gospel and Physical Intimacy
The Meaning of Marriage
by Tim Keller
What did You Expect?
by Paul Tripp
God, Marriage, and Family
by Andreas Kostenberger
Sex and the Supremacy of Christ
by John Piper and Justin Taylor
by Chris Brauns