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This Will Preach — Being married leads to relationship satisfaction!

This Will Preach — Being married leads to relationship satisfaction!

Married adults have higher levels of relationship satisfaction and trust than those living with a partner. This is the headline one would hope would make the news as opposed to the more clickbait-ish drop in marriage and rise in cohabitation. Anyone in support of marriage should certainly trumpet it loud and clear. When you ask cohabiting couples about satisfaction and trust, specifically if things are going well, only 41% answer in the affirmative. But when you ask those who are married if things are going well, 58% answer in the affirmative. That’s quite a swing.

Families have fun together. Families share meals together. Lunch in the park!

Families have fun together.

Our programs are like an immersion into a new language – the language of living in Jesus.  The goal is fluency in the language of relationships.  Programs share a sequential vision, building an understanding of relationships and family culture.  The foundation is an encounter with Jesus.  This encounter is the means for both insight and vision.  Encountering Jesus leads a radical change in living and relationships.

Family is the most vital relationship and the one under the most pressure and attack.

Throughout the year, we welcome individuals, couples, and families from around the world who are seeking to strengthen their relationships – with God, within their own families, and with their fellow believers.

Every session, individuals, couples, and families from around the world are transformed, healed, and renewed. Barriers to forgiveness, personal growth, and hope are overcome in a supportive and intimate environment.

Join us in this safe and holy place where painful and complex situations can be worked through – a place of hope and healing. ​

Teaching topics include:

  • The Plan of God for Family
  • Duty vs Intimacy
  • Fatherhood
  • Communication
  • Covering
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Defeating Parenting
  • Fears
  • Discipline
  • …and more!

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Married Couples & Parents See Fewer Barriers to Forgiving Others

For people of faith, an understanding of mercy is foundational to our understanding of the good news of Jesus and should permeate our daily lives — starting within our families and most intimate relationships.

Family is the most vital relationship and the one under the most pressure and attack. Come strengthen your family in a strong relationship with God at the Christian Training Center. http://ow.ly/l5SU30oS5pQ

The external influences and internal dynamics of our households can complicate this effort. Moderating screen time, fighting for that ever-elusive work-life balancenavigating relationships in a fraught political climatediscussing faith in an increasingly secularized society, cultivating generosity in an age of compassion fatigue—these are just some of the factors that, as multiple Barna Group studies attest, influence the atmospheres and values of our homes. Technology alone, parents tell us, has made it harder than ever to raise children.

So how are families doing in cultivating merciful mindsets? A new Barna project produced in partnership with The Reimagine GroupThe Mercy Journey, examines the role of forgiveness and mercy in the lives of Christian adults in the U.S. The data suggest family relationships may heighten or shape forgiving attitudes in significant ways.

Read more here:

Married Couples & Parents See Fewer Barriers to Forgiving Others – Barna Group

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