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4001 Osuna Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Sunday: 8:00, 9:45 & 11:30 am
Saturday: 6:30 pm
Wednesday: 6:30 pm

Get Involved > Life Course: Build a Better Marriage

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Life Course: Build a Better Marriage

Overseeing Pastor: Nelson Walker
Leader: Bill and Debbie Hubbard
Administrator: Trudy Waddleton
Contact Phone: 505-344-0880
Meeting Time: Thursdays at 6:30 pm when scheduled
Meeting Place: M10

Whether you are a newlywed, an oldly-wed, or an in-between-wed, the 12-week course, Build a Better Marriage, can give insight and enhancement to your marriage relationship. Using the Biblically-based book Marriage on the Rock, as the course foundation, participants will be guided through the maze of acquiring a better understanding of what makes the opposite sex tick, and the Biblical principles that guide them. Along the way, extremely practical applications will be given regarding maturity in communication, finances, managing the household, sexuality, and attaining a lasting peace and fulfillment in the home. Special emphasis will be placed on how to attain and maintain a Spirit-controlled temperament in study and practical application of Galatians 5 (i.e. walking in the Spirit, so as to manifest the fruit of the Spirit).
The course is designed to help couples take an “okay” marriage and make it good, and to take a “good” marriage and make it GREAT! While the course is best for couples, an unaccompanied husband or wife is also welcome in the class.

This course meets for a spring session and a fall session.

Currently in session.

Course Syllabus
Week 1:
It was Love at First Sight
Course Overview & Introductions
Knowing Jesus – The Yoke’s on You!
Couples Homework: Marriage on the Rock – read chapters 1 & 2, & Read pamphlet: “Fruit of the Spirit”
Week 2:
Happily Married? Isn’t that an oxy-moron?
Four Foundational Laws of Marriage: Priority, Pursuit, Possession, Purity Fruit of the Spirit – Introduction
Couples Homework: Marriage on the Rock – read chapters 3-6
Week 3:
In Your Dreams – How to Build Your Dream Marriage
“Fruit of the Spirit” – Elements of a Strong Walk with Jesus God’s Blueprint for Marriage
Couples Homework: Marriage on the Rock – read chapter 7
Week 4:
It’s All His Fault! How to be a Destructive Husband
The Destructive Husband – Four Types: Dominant, Passive, Immoral, Distracted Unpacking Ephesians 5
Couples Homework: Marriage on the Rock – read chapters 8-9
Week 5:
What about my needs? (It’s not about you) Meeting Your Wife’s Needs
Security, Affection, Open Communication, Leadership Couples Homework: Marriage on the Rock – read chapter 10
Week 6:
You Ruin Everything! How to be a Destructive Wife
The Destructive Wife – Four Types: Dominant, Enabler, Distracted, Emotion Motivated Couples Homework: Marriage on the Rock – read chapters 11-12
Week 7:
You want me to do what?! Meeting Your Husband’s Needs
Honor, Sex, Kindred Fellowship, Domestic Support
What do you mean by that? Skills for Good Communication Couples Homework: Marriage on the Rock - read chapters 13, 16-17
Week 8:
It’s the little things that matter. Saving your best behavior for home.
Practical Applications for a Happy, Peaceful Home
Week 9:
You bought what?!!! The “We” in Financial Success in Marriage
Your Money Matters – Being Practical
Couples Homework: Marriage on the Rock – read chapter 18
Week 10:
For Your Eyes Only – the Sex Talk
Men meet with Bill, Women meet with Debbie
Couples Homework: Marriage on the Rock – read chapter 20
Week 11:
Standing United – Regarding Children and In-Laws
Skills for Successful Parenting and In-Law Relations
Couples Homework: Marriage on the Rock – read chapters 19 & 21 Also read Conclusion & Appendix I & II
Week 12:
Happily Ever After – Looking Ahead
Putting It All Together - What We Learned, What Changed & Where We Go from Here

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