Marital distress is universal. This course attempts to address the void of pastoral training in marriage counseling. Founded on God’s Word, it begins by looking at a model of lasting change based on a biblical theology. Key biblical passages are examined to establish a clear understanding of God’s purpose for Christian marriage. A biblical-practical-motive model of marriage counseling is presented. Marriage illustrations from various cultures help show how the biblical model can be a powerful tool in the pastoral counselor’s hand.
If you are enrolled in this course for three credits, the third credit will be earned by completing a collateral reading assignment (CRA) based on the textbook "Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands" by Paul David Tripp.
Marriage Counseling: A Cross-Cultural Approach
1st edition, 248 pages