I suspect for most of us, love, sex & marriage is like Winnie-the-Pooh bumping down the stairs.
“Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it. And then he feels that perhaps there isn’t.” – The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh
We have an eclectic approach that combines modern and traditional perspectives — only we keep bumping our heads on the stairs. We think there must be a better way to get from single to married, and maybe we could figure it out — if only we could stop bumping our heads for a moment.
No more wandering toward the altar. Here’s a better way to get from single to married.
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01 God’s Design for Marriage
Genesis 2 and the three commitments of a biblical marriage. Teachers: David & Krisan Marotta. This talk was originally given on February 12, 2011. Published on podcast February 1, 2023. Season 21, episode 1.
02 The Relationship Landscape
Compare and contrast the types of relationships that can lead to marriage and how well they prepare you for a biblical marriage. This talk was originally given on February 12, 2011. Published on podcast February 8, 2023. Season 21, episode 2.
03 God’s Design for Sexuality
A biblical view of sexuality from the Song of Solomon. Talk originally given on February 12, 2011. This talk was originally given on February 12, 2011. Published on podcast February 15, 2023. Season 21, episode 3.
04 I do or I don’t: Making the decision
How to decide whether to marry a particular person. This talk was originally given on February 12, 2011. Published on podcast February 22, 2023. Season 21, episode 4.
This seminar was given by David John and Krisan Marotta at the Center for Christian Study in 2011 and in 2013. The photos below were taken by Elisa Bricker of Elisa B Photography in 2011.
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Season 21, episodes 1-4