Family Relations

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The decision to take this course will prove to be a vital step in your personal and ministerial development. Family Relations teaches essential principles for enjoying healthy meaningful relationships. It is valuable for every area of life and ministry.

First, you will gain knowledge and insight into your relationship with God and how He sees you. This will bring with it a Biblically based sense of self worth. The course stresses the importance of the journey to wholeness through God’s grace and truth. Being made whole is a prerequisite of developing healthy relationships with others. Since God has created us in His image as social, relational beings, it is crucial that we face the challenges of growing in these areas of life.

If you face issues that are too challenging to handle at this point in your life, just set them on the shelf for now. God will take you through change at a pace that is enjoyable for you. If you have questions feel free to call our office. The registrar or director of the school of ministry will be available to help.

Jim Richards

Class Description
Family Relations is a study of God’s plan, structure and framework for fulfilling the marital relationship. Special attention is devoted to Scriptural principles for dating, marriage and child-raising. This class will break the antiquated stereotypes that have destroyed the intimacy and fulfillment of marriage.

Class Objectives
1. Explore the dynamics of family systems.
2. Discover the ways in which your family of origin affects present thoughts, beliefs and ultimately actions.
3. Uncover tools, which will aid in the process of experiencing emotional wholeness.
4. Consider life principles of dating, marriage and parenting.

Required Reading
Read “We Still Kiss” by Dr. James B. Richards and “The Mastery of Love” by Miguel Ruiz.