In marriage relationships, the most common problems we see include love, respect, fear, trust and commitment. Many times they are caused by either disagreement about or unrealistic goals. Priorities, time management, purpose, communication, money management, sexuality and managing of the emotions also are very common problems.
"If it is possible, as far as it depends upon you, live at peace with everyone." Romans 12:18
Everyone involved, but especially our counselors, want to see self destruction and relational destruction stop, especially in the marriage relationship. We encourage husband and wife to examine their response to their particular circumstances, while taking a Biblical long term perspective.
While we don’t make decisions for people, we help them become healthy enough to make decisions based on faith and Scripture, rather than emotions. We also equip them to focus on what we do know and trust God with what we don’t know, and to live in each moment.
This approach brings stability, moving us from fear to faith. The result is increased health - spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically. Another benefit is having a clear conscience. It is possible to make decisions, even challenging and painful ones, without second guessing or regret. There is a price to pay, short term, but the dividends of having peace of mind and rest in our soul are worth the cost.
We meet people where they are, help them see where they are stuck and equip them as they go through the season of life they are in, with God’s resources and timing.
"Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain." Psalm 127:1