The God Centered Marriage Course
Imagine a thriving Christian marriage that brings glory to God.
One where following God’s blueprint for marriage helps you navigate the inevitable twists and turns life joined to another can bring.
Think of a having a life that is dedicated to Our Heavenly Father and a marriage that pleases Him.
Do you wonder what God’s plan for your marriage is?
Do you have a happy marriage but crave to grow closer to God while honoring Him with your marriage?
Do you and your husband frequently disagree on small and large issues from finances to intimacy?
Are outside relationships causing strife in your marriage?
Do you desire to have a Christ centered marriage but don’t know where to begin or even what it means?
Do you think what is the God Centered Marriage?
Why You Need The God Centered Marriage
Perhaps your marriage is hurting and you are desperately seeking help to restore what God has joined.
Maybe your marriage is good, but you are looking for practical ways to put God at the center of it.
You might even fall somewhere in between.
Regardless of where you are in your marriage, I am confident that The God Centered Marriage course will open your eyes to God’s design for marriage and bless you and your husband as you learn practical ways to make your marriage a God-centered one.
What’s Included in The God Centered Marriage
The God Centered Marriage is more than a basic overview about putting God at the center of your marriage. It is a how-to manual with action steps, journal questions, Scripture references, prayers for specific areas of your marriage and resources for deeper study.
In this course, we will explore what it means to have a God centered marriage and learn practical steps you can take to place God firmly at the head of your union.
Each session includes:
- A video lesson
- Reading material on that lesson’s focus
- Action Steps to take
- Prayers for your husband and your marriage
- A printable poster
- Scripture memory cards
- Worksheet or Study Guide/Journaling prompts
- Printable (either a checklist, a resource or an activity to do with your spouse)
Most lessons also include a quiz or material refresher.
A marriage centered on God is focused on glorifying Him. Our primary purpose in marriage should be much greater than fulfilling our own wants and needs or even the wants and needs of our spouse. Our main purpose in marriage should be to focus on being of the same mind, according to Jesus, so that with one accord and one voice we glorify God.
In this study, we will explore:
How God created men and women and how those differences can impact a marriage.
God’s purpose for marriage.
How we can glorify God through our marital union.
Many different areas of marriage, how they affect our vows and practical skills and tools to shore up these areas for a solid godly union.
Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
What Does This Course Cover?
In this Session, we review what the course will cover as well as diving into the differences (biblical, physical, emotional, etc.) between men and women. We look at why these differences have a profound effect on a marriage and how our differences instruct us to be a better spouse to our mates.
In the first Session, we examine God’s design for marriage. We look at how God designed marriage for man and how marriage points to God.
Further, we look at how to make Him the center of your marriage union and what putting Christ first looks like.
Finally, we delve into God’s standard for marriage and set the bar for biblical marriage.
Session two, titled “Building Strong Foundations”, we more deeply explore God’s design for marriage and learn how to build a foundation for your marriage according to God’s design.
We also look at the five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman and dive into each of these love languages and how to put God first while speaking to your spouse’s love languages.
With Scripture and personal anecdotes, we look at ways to show love to your spouse that speaks to their individual personality and needs.
22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.
Submission has become a dirty or polarizing word in today’s society. In Session 3, we discuss what submission really is and how to submit to your husband.
We review what God says about submission and give practical ideas and tools for learning to submit without being a doormat.
Finally, we look at what it means to serve our husbands and real world examples of how to serve.
Communication, or the lack of, has long been blamed for the downfall of many marriages, including Christian marriages. In “The Art of Communication”, investigate various aspects of communication including nagging, showing respect and choosing the right time and place to discuss marital issues or concerns.
We focus on learning how to listen and communicate effectively in a way that honors God and our marriage.
Session 5 helps the reader to learn how to resolve conflict and explore methods to disagree without being disrespectful.
We will examine forgiveness and learn how to apologize in a meaningful way that helps to minimize conflict and hurt feelings.
When you marry your spouse, in many ways, you marry their family, as well. In this Session, we discover the impact of immediate and extended family on a marriage.
We will look at each of these relationships and discover how to respect these relationships without disrespecting your marriage or spouse.
God designed sexual intimacy for husbands and wife for procreation but also for the intimate bond that it creates. In this Session, we look at the difference between sex and intimacy and the various types of intimacy that a couple can enjoy.
We will also have a tough talk on adultery and emotional infidelity and ways to avoid placing an unnecessary strain on your marriage.
Financial issues and disagreements are among the top reasons given for divorce in our society. In this Session, we look at how money affects marriages and how to get on the same page with your husband when you do not agree about how the money is handled in your home.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing[b] her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— 30 for we are members of his body.
In this Session, we investigate the different friendships that a marriage comes in contact with. These friendships include male/male, female/female, male/female and share a litmus test you can use to determine if a friendship is negatively affecting your marriage.
We will also discuss the importance of godly mentors to a biblical, God-honoring marriage and the importance of fellowship with other believers.
Are you ready to take one of the most important steps in your life and marriage? Click the button below to register for this life and faith changing course.
As a bonus, if you join by May 11th, you’ll receive access to my mini-course, Intro to Proverbs 31 Living as my gift to you.
Sue is a Christian author (The God Centered Marriage book to be published fall of 2018), speaker and ministry leader with a passion for supporting and equipping Christian women to grow closer to God, strengthen their marriages and manage their homes. Learn more about her here.