Marriage and Family Life
The format of this book briefly examines the external structures of family life throughout the cycle of human existence, from a Christian perspective. The natural family and the family of God are the most dynamic institutions formed by God. They are worthy of deeper understanding. More
Preface By: Dr. Jason Guerrero
“You cannot teach, what you do not know!”
“You cannot reap, where you did not sow!”
“You cannot lead, where you will not go!”
For me to say that families are very important to God would be quite an understatement, but in today’s fast paced and rapidly changing social currents, the health of both “Marriage” and “Family” is coming under ever increasing amounts of pressure. The term “Family Values” is being thrown around rather loosely in today’s popular culture and the societal definition of that term varies from one group of individuals to another. Discussions of what is a “real family” versus what isn’t have caused many people’s personal views to become blurred and twisted, as to what their own personal responsibilities are or should be within the family.
God knows everything there is to know about families because he created them! He indeed, knows how to make both marriages and families function to their greatest and highest potential. Since he alone is the only truly original “Father”, he has a vested interest in seeing that every one of his “family” fully understands the greatness of his plan for “The Family." God’s answers to this generation’s difficulties in the arenas of “Marriage and the Family” are the answers we can count on to produce the love, intimacy and joy that were his original intent when he initialized the very first family.
In Dr. DeKoven’s book on Marriage and Family Life, God’s answers to mankind’s “family problems” are related in detail. From foundational issues to practical applications, the pastor, student, and professional counselor will find substantive, scriptural and Spirit anointed direction for those in need. For those in difficulty; solutions will be made clearer than ever before. For those already in successful marriages and good families; growth, insight and enrichment of intimacy will improve that which is already good. For those who counsel and comfort the wounded; sensitivity, insight and personal empathy will enable them to better affect healing in the lives of the broken. It is my prayer that God will use this text to maximize both “your family” and “his Family."
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them who are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” (2 Co 1:3-4)
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