CRTS September 1-5, 2003 -- Modular Course

Marriage & Family Counseling

at New Hope Ministry Center

Lecture Outline Schedule:

Sept 1st.
9:00-9:30 Prayer, Personal Introductions, Course Requirements.
9:30-10:30 Premarital Counseling Inventory Questions for a Couple's first session.
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:15 Discerning a Couple's Readiness for Marriage
11:15-11:45 Why Marriage? Genesis 2:4-25
11:45- 12:30 God's Equation for a Successful Marriage Genesis 2:18-25

Sept 2nd
9:00-9:15 Prayer and Questions from Previous session
9:15-10:15 The Key to a Successful Relationship Galatians 5:1-6
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 Ephesians 5:18-6:9 Spirit-Filled Living in the Home
11:30-12:30 Ephesians 5:21-24, 1 Peter 2:21-3:6 The Power of a Submissive Wife

Sept. 3rd
9:00-9:30 Prayer and Questions from Previous session
9:30-10:30 Ephesians 5:25-33, 1 Peter 3:7 How to Be a Loving Husband
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:15 Questions and Answers
11:15-12:30 Ephesians 6:1-4 How to Discipline your Kids.

Sept 4th
9:00-9:30 Prayer and Questions from Previous Session
9:30-10:30 Genesis 1:28, Psalm 127:3-5 How to Choose Your Family Size
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:30 1 Corinthians 7:1-8 Questions about Sex in Marriage

Sept 5th
9:00- 9:30 Prayer and Questions from Previous Session
9:30-10:15 Scripture Memory Test.
10:15-10:30 Break.
10:30-11:30 1 Corinthians 7:8-24, Matthew 19:12, Desertion, Divorce, and Remarriage
11:30-12:30 Ephesians 4:25-30 Godly Communication, Spiritual Warfare in Marriage

Pre-Marital Counseling Questions for 1st Session

Your full name _________________________________ Date of Birth ____________

Religious Background? ____________________________________________________

Would you consider yourself a Christian? If so, why? _______________________

Are you attending church regularly? If so, which one? _______________________

Why do you want to get married? ____________________________________________

How long have you know each other? _________________________________________

Describe your family. _____________________________________________________

Describe your parent's relationship. What was good/bad?__________________________

Are your parents living together/separated/divorced?

Have you been married before? ______________________________________________

Do your parents approve of your marriage? ____________________________________

Have you scheduled a wedding date? _________________________________________

Are you living together/pregnant/or having sexual relations? ______________________

Do you want to have kids? If so, how many? ___________________________________

Do you want to use birth control? If so, what kind? _____________________________

What do you think the husband's role in the marriage should be? __________________

What do think the wife's role in the marriage should be? __________________________

Do you plan for both spouses to work? ________________________________________

How do you plan to discipline your kids? _____________________________________

Have you read any marriage preparation books? _________________________________

Have you discussed your past sexual history with your partner? ____________________

What are the 10 most important things you want from your spouse in this marriage? List them in order.

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