Coming Sunday Nights Starting January 2014

Session 8: Commencement

Session 8: Commencement
Session 8: Commencement

Session 8: Commencement Having graduated from Houston Baptist University under the presidency of Dr. Dough Hoto,  I learned a joke that anyone who went to HBU during the time will recall. Dr. Hoto say’s, “In the South we use ‘shortening’ and it is good for two things: making biscuites and commencement ceremonies!”  If your not […]

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Session 7: Communication

Session 7: Communication
Session 7: Communication

Session 7: Communication Communication What would a course on relationships be without a session on communication? This session will focus on how couples communicate with one another to move towards a common goal. Unlike other studies that focus strictly on communication techniques, we are going to take a closer look at benefits and consequences of...

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Session 6: The Past

Session 6: The Past
Session 6: The Past

Session 6: The Past The Past We bring all kinds of thing to the table when we begin a relationship. The past is one of those things. Sometimes its baggage, sometimes its blessings, but either way we bring things into the relationship that will have an impact on the relationship itself. In this session we […]

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Session 5: The Community

Session 5: The Community
Session 5: The Community

Session 5: The Community The Community A part of the courtship process is community. In this session we are going to explore the value of community and how having outside involvement from family, friends, counselors, brothers and sisters in Christ, pastors, teachers, etc… can prove to be the best resources for successful relationships. The accounta...

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Session 4: Gender Roles

Session 4: Gender Roles
Session 4: Gender Roles

Session 4: Gender Roles Roles In Relationships Boys will be boys and girls will be girls, or will they? In an age where gender lines have been softned, muddled, or just plain abandoned, it is important to understand that God is a God of order. In His wisdom He created us with certain traits, and […]

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Session 3: Guarding Hearts

Session 3: Guarding Hearts
Session 3: Guarding Hearts

Session 3: Guarding Hearts Guarding Hearts The fact is that whether or not you end up married to the person that you are dating, you are called to guard that heart of your brother and sister in Christ. Until you say “I DO” that persons heart does not belong to you. It is your duty […]

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Session 2: Sexual Nature

Session 2: Sexual Nature
Session 2: Sexual Nature

Session 2: Sexual Nature Passion & Purity God has given each and every man and woman certain passions that can and often do become driving forces behind the decisions we make and the actions we take. In this session we are going to take a look at the amazing creation of God, we are going […]

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Session 1: Intro To Biblical Courtship

Session 1: Intro To Biblical Courtship
Session 1: Intro To Biblical Courtship

Session 1: Introduction To Biblical Courtship Introduction To Biblical Courtship The word, “courtship” brings to mind renaissance images of a woman sitting on a plush couch under a tree somewhere with a would-be suitor on bended knee gazing up with a love-struck look on his face. Question: Who dresses that way anymore and what is […]

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Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.11

Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.11
Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.11

Your Marriage Your Ministry     Having an effective ministry requires a life long commitment to your spouse. There are many facets of this relationship and I fear that I have only scratched the surface. I know that each and every one of us will have unique circumstances that we must overcome in our own […]

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Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.10

Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.10
Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.10

The Fruits of Your Ministry As the leader of your ministry you are like a gardener that buys a field, cultivates the field, plants the field, waters the field, maintains the field and then reaps what he has sown in the harvest. Your ministry is your field. When you married your wife, the Lord gave […]

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Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.9

Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.9
Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.9

Learn As You Go There is nothing in the world that can prepare a man sufficiently to overcome every obstacle completely, save the Word of God. Many of our experiences are designed by God to train us up in the way that we should go. What we do with these lessons can mean the difference […]

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Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.8

Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.8
Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.8

The Moral Compass There is a sense in which morality defines your relationship with your wife and the direction in which your marriage goes. Our morals, as Christian men, are built upon the eternal and immutable principles found in the Word of God. Lining our ministries up to this moral compass is the best way […]

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Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.7

Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.7
Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.7

PMS (Part of Mans Suffering) Next to just being a man, hormones are the biggest cause of arguments in a marriage relationship, second only to financial arguments. At least with financial situations there is hope. Men, there is something that grabs hold of a woman contorts that beautiful creature that you called wife into a […]

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Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.6

Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.6
Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.6

The Place for Pride in Your Marriage Ministry The bottom line is that there is no room for pride in your marriage ministry. Now I don’t mean pride in the sense of holding something sacred and revering it. No, this kind of pride is acceptable. We should be proud of our families, our wives, our […]

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Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.5

Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.5
Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.5

Your Marriage Memory Calendar Every major corporation in the world schedules its year on the calendar. The calendar is a useful tool in every ministry. The marriage ministry is no exception. Being a good steward of your time is essential to every good leader. Knowing when things are due and having a way to gauge […]

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Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.4

Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.4
Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.4

Communication in Your Ministry Without communication essential tasks would not be able to be accomplished. Communication is critical to just about everything that we do involving another person. Without communication the cavemen would not have been able to hunt and gather, invent the wheel, or create fire. In fact the world began with communication...

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Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.3

Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.3
Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.3

Managing Your Marriage Ministry The marriage ministry, like any other ministry should be run like a ministry. In order to operate, there must be certain things that must take place in order to see it function successfully. The first order of things is to establish a leader. There are countless books on the subject of […]

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Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt. 2

Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt. 2
Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt. 2

Marriage Ministry Mission and Purpose The mission and purpose of any marriage, especially a godly marriage should be to serve the Lord. But to simply say, “We desire to serve the Lord in our marriage,” is not sufficient to survive the many years of inevitable trouble your marriage ministry will face. There should be more […]

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Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.1

Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.1
Your Marriage Your Ministry Pt.1

Marriage the Ministry Sitting across from my pastor, my lovely bride to be at my side, the pastor said five words that will be forever etched in my mind. He said, “Your marriage is your ministry.” As I glanced around the office, each wall lined with shelves upon shelves of books ranging from Bible commentaries […]

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