I once heard Tim Keller talk about why God didn’t put a parent and child in the garden of Eden, but instead, He chose to start with a husband and a wife.
Keller’s point was that while our relationships with our parents deeply shape us, that was never intended to be the primary human relationship in our lives. That relationship has to be our marriage.
If we put more energy and effort into our work than our marriage, we may end up with a large home and lots of toys but no one to share them with.
If we hitch our fulfillment in life to the athletic or academic success of our children, we may end up with unhappy kids and ultimately dysfunctional relationships with our adult children.
Intellectually, we know the importance of a godly marriage, but our fears, hopes, and expectations too often cause us to give in and possibly give up on this most sacred relationship.
This week, our friend Michael Leahy is hosting Renew: The Disclosure, Separation & Divorce Recovery Virtual Summit. Michael is the founder of Bravehearts, an organization focused on helping people find freedom from sexual sin and sexual addiction through mentoring. Their work has repaired countless marriages, and they’ve learned a lot about healing and recovery through the process.
If this interests you, I’d highly encourage you to check out the first resource featured below. It may be just the message you need to hear to help restore your marriage or guide your mentees to better marriages.
BraveHearts has invited 50+ subject matter experts, including licensed counselors, ministry leaders, mentors, coaches, lawyers, and mediators, to share everything they know about therapeutic disclosure, separation, and divorce recovery in a 10-day online summit.
A few years ago, our friends Benj and Erica Miller gave us a glimpse into their sex life. In this blog series, they opened up about their struggles and tried to understand each other’s perspectives. Their willingness to explore this together is an inspiration, and it offers tremendous insight to any marriage.
On this podcast, Michael and Julianne Cusick discuss what it means to suffer betrayal trauma, why all is not lost, and hope is attainable. It’s a powerful listen from a couple who have come through betrayal trauma together.
Every couple will hit a wall in marriage at some point. In this article, RM founder Regi Campbell shares three suggestions for moving beyond these walls. As a mentor, many of your mentees will likely be hitting walls in their marriages. It’s not your job to fix their marriage, but your story can help them avoid the mistakes you made and think long-term.
ACTIVATE THE MEN IN YOUR CHURCH
Small group mentoring can help you engage your men, build your core group of leaders, and transform your church. Our free resources equip you with all the tools you need to launch a sustainable mentoring program.