Over the past few years A New Perspective has had the opportunity to do a one day marriage seminar called Building Radical Relationships. Our prayer is that God would use this seminar do help couples commit to a covenant relationship with one another as unto the Lord. We have seen God do some great things. Some couples recommit their relationship to one another and to the Lord, some come to me for marriage counseling and some get a new perspective about marriage and their commitment to their marriage. We do this seminar on a love offering basis plus any expenses that we might incur, usually it is minimal to none.
Marriage is a wonderful thing when two people are willing to seek the Lord and treat one another well. I love sharing God’s word concerning marriage. I would love to do this with your church family through a one day seminar, a weekend marriage retreat, during a Sunday or Wednesday night series, or however it would benefit you and your church.
Throughout my 32 years of ministry I have had the opportunity to perform weddings for many students who have been in my youth groups and for my counseling clients. Before their wedding I do 8 weeks of pre-marital counseling. Pastors have also asked me if I could do pre-marital counseling for couples that they are going to perform the wedding for but do not have the time to do counseling.
Instead of doing it weekly for 8 weeks I have decided to offer a weekend alternative. The maximum amount of couples per weekend is six. A major advantage is completing it in one weekend; which will be thorough. They will get group and individual couples counseling and couple projects. I take the same topics from the marriage conference and adapt it to a pre-marital counseling weekend. Also added is sexual issues and future desires.
Every 3 months, last weekend of January, April, July and November, I am offering this pre-marital counseling weekend. I have picked these months because most weddings tend to be in February, May, August and December. We will spend the week end at Lakeview Baptist Assembly in Lone Star, Texas. The cost for 2 nights lodging, meals and pre-marital counseling sessions is $250 per couple.