Marriage and Relationships

Loving each other as God loves us
February 6 – March 6, 2011

Whether you’re a newlywed, an old-timer, in a new relationship, or single, the question of how we love and commit to each other is an important one. During this series, we’ll hear four biblical, practical messages about how we can love each other the way God loves us. We hope to see you there—whatever your relationship status may be!

Message line-up:

2/6
Biblical Basis
Scott Austin
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From Adam and Eve to the New Testament “submission” passages, we’ll answer the question: Just what does the Bible say about marriage?

(Genesis 2:18, 21-24; Ephesians 5:21-33)
2/13
Myths & Misconceptions
Scott Austin with Chrissy Walsh*
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Sometimes our unrealistic expectations can set us up for misery in relationships. This week, we’ll look at the Myth of “The One,” the Romantic Comedy Fallacy, and more.

2/20
Common Conflicts
Scott Austin with Chrissy Walsh*
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In the third week of our series, we look at the most common areas of conflict in relationships: finances, sex, emotional distance, and others.

2/27
Starting Over
Scott Austin with Chrissy Walsh*
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Against our best hopes and wishes, sometimes marriages and relationships end in unhappiness. As we conclude our series, we’ll take a look at what the Bible teaches about divorce, but also what it teaches about grace, restoration, healing, and new beginnings.

3/6
Question & Answer
Scott Austin with Chrissy Walsh*
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We’re taking questions throughout the series, and we’ll answer as many as we can during this final week. We will also accept live questions from the congregation.

*We’re honored to have Chrissy Walsh, MSW joining Pastor Scott for several of the sermons during this series. Chrissy is a Ph.D. student in clinical psychology, specializing in relationships. She has several years of counseling experience and has done extensive research studying the dynamics between partners in romantic relationships. Chrissy has a deep desire to apply her expertise in a way that is helpful to people seeking to honor God in their relationships.

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