Needed: Distinctively Christian Marriage Counseling
Distinctively “Christian” marriage counseling helps couples learn and apply relationship skills and tools. Above all, by offering biblical principles and applications, good Christian marriage counseling will help couples deal more effectively with the stresses of family life that are harming their marriage.
Cornerstone’s marriage counseling model operates upon the biblical foundation that God’s truth and grace will empower individuals, couples and families. As a result, these individuals will experience healing within themselves and in their relationships. And finally, they confidently engage in the process of building and sustaining a happy healthy marriage.
Over the past 25 years, we have been blessed to be used by God to enable thousands of couples to experience and sustain caring, intimate and fulfilling relationships. We also help them grow in their experience of wholeness within themselves.
Our approach is grounded upon a similar belief that the greatest human need is love. God designed us for love. He designed marriage so that each spouse can be both a recipient and channel of love. As a result, love will flow to each other. We can best love our spouse by first experiencing God’s love through an ongoing personal, intimate connection with Jesus Christ.
As we experience the love of our Creator, we become empowered to work through the relational blockages in our lives. He empowers us to gain the understanding so growth and lasting change can occur. It is a biblically, therapeutic approach characterized by roots in the belief that God’s Spirit can minister in and through Godly wisdom, compassion and unconditional acceptance. These things provide an atmosphere where individuals and spouses can experience an in-depth, accelerated healing experience.
We believe distinctively Christian marriage counseling reassures our clients that God loves and cares for us. In addition, He desires to be a central part of our lives and marriages. Authentic Christian marriage counseling actively seeks to encourage and foster these precepts.
In all that we do, we seek to follow Christ’s Commandment to “love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind”, (Matthew 22:37). Therefore, our approach to marriage counseling is based on the belief that in marriage, the inability of one or both spouses to know and experience God’s love leads to the causation of each spouses’ individual issues and the couple’s relationship problems with each other.