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Dynamic Marriage

August 27, 2007

I am taking a one-post break from the Proposal for Unity series to mention another effort to do God’s will that is not bounded by the traditional walls of division.

This past weekend, my wife and I attended facilitator training for the Dynamic Marriage class by the Family Dynamics Institute. From their web site:

By being trained to lead our Dynamic Marriage class, you can transform bad marriages, increase intimacy in good ones, save the futures of children involved in hurting homes, and bring new families into your church.

In the class I attended were two couples from former ICOC congregations, several from a cappella churches of Christ, some couples from charismatic churches, a Baptist couple, and probably some others among the sixteen couples present. Some were church leaders of various types, while others were just servant members of their congregations. What was most interesting to me is that the doctrinal differences among these groups were completely irrelevant to the topic of the workshop. As a result of the shared experience of the weekend, bonds of trust and respect were built. It amazed me how working on our marriages together for three days built such bonds so quickly.

This is an excellent example of the kind of things we can do together despite our different understandings of scripture. I heartily recommend the program to anyone wishing to help the marriages in your own congregation.

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2 comments

  1. I attended one of Joe Beams semenar’s years ago. It was great. He did a fantastic job. I know many churches that benifit from his ministry. I know that your church will be bless through your training. I will keep you in my prayers as you begin this class at your church. God bless and I hope you have a great week.


  2. We had a similar experience about 2 years ago when we went to Chicago for training. A variety of folks present, but the doctrinal differences meant nothing. One of the most powerful things we’ve ever done.We’ve since decided that that ministry isn’t for us, at least at this time, but are still in support of it and think it’s a very good program. But we’ll always remember that weekend.



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