Having Troubles in Your Relationship?
Christian Counseling Services can help.
Christian marriage counseling generally involves three main areas:
_ Problems or issues in general such as difficulty communicating, a loss of closeness, etc.;
_ Your specific personal problems that have developed in your marriage
_ A loss of a sense of God’s principles and purpose for marriage.
The need for marriage counseling cannot be emphasized enough, even for Christians, because we live in a world that often encourages the destruction of marriage. As Christians, we additionally recognize the presence of an enemy who is on the prowl ready to devour marriages (1 Peter 5:8).
From the beginning, marriage has been part of God’s plan for His creation, and Satan is vehemently against this precious tradition. If we need evidence that we are in trouble, just take a look at the divorce rate both in Christian and non-Christian environments. Most research shows that both Christian and non-Christian marriages divorce about 50% of the time.
What does Marital Counseling do for YOU?
Christian marriage counseling seeks to address problems and issues. If problems are not dealt with in a timely manner, they can fester and bring further devastation to a marriage. While problems are common to every marriage, Christians have the means to solve them. Think of it as deflecting a virus before it takes hold of our bodies. An appropriate response may not prevent the virus, but it can help us weather the storm and rebound stronger as a result.
Marriage counseling brings attention to these problems and helps resolve them. It will:
– Help you get to know and achieve true intimacy.
– Learn keys to effective and meaningful communication.
– Learn the importance of Spiritual Oneness.
– Deal with the serious problems of anger, resentment, emotional wounds, lying, adultery, pornography, financial issues and other issues that are a threat to your marriage.
– Learn how to handle conflict.
– Understand gender differences.
– Identify your love styles.
At the root of many of these problems is pride. We often believe we can solve our own problems. This can be aggravating in a marriage, especially when one spouse recognizes a need for help and the other refuses. Scripture tells us to examine ourselves (2 Corinthians 13:5). This principle would also include marriages, so if there are issues that need resolution, counseling is a godly choice. When spouses seek the Lord and are open to counsel and wisdom, they bring hope to their situation and show others that God can help them, too.
What He Provides – God’s Principles of Marriage
Christian marriage counseling helps us refocus on our priorities. It’s easy for us to get distracted and lose sight of what and who is important. In addition to helping us find solutions to problems and issues, Christian counseling can provide marital and relationship-building techniques. By offering precepts from God’s Word, good Christian marriage counseling can help quench the “viruses” that affect and harm our relationships.
Christian marriage counseling can help us deal with the problems that threaten to tear apart our lives. Effective counseling reassures us that God cares and that He desires to be a central part in our marriage. We can learn principles from God’s Word that will remind us in days to come of God’s ideals for husbands and wives (Ephesians 5:21-33; 1 Peter 3:1-11). Christian marriage counselors share and encourage these precepts.
Our therapists offer Biblical solutions to the problems addressed above with the ultimate purpose of upholding the sanctity of marriage by repairing the damage and restoring intimacy, while bringing honor and glory to Him.