Together, as a community at Beulah, it is our desire that your relationship be all that God intended it to be. Strong relationships reflect to the world His closeness as a relational loving God. In relationship enrichment, marriage preparation, wedding celebration, and through the seasons of marriage, we want to help you find and walk in God’s ways to experience one of His greatest and richest opportunities to grow in His character and participate in His Kingdom of love.
We were created for relationship to be lived out in love. Meaningful, connected, and life-giving relationship, with God and others, is something most of us long for. To experience this and want more is God’s invitation. To know disappointment and still seek is God’s encouragement. To be hurt and still hope is God’s empowering.
Jesus makes a way for us, the way of being known. He makes Himself known and invites, encourages and empowers us to be known. How to be known in the simplicity of Jesus’ ways through dependence on Him and having an opportunity to growing in this with others are God’s purpose for this workshop. Designed for relationship healing and enrichment it is ideal for marriages and for anyone one who wants deeper relationship with God and others.
“Those who think they know something do not yet know as they ought to know. But whoever loves God is known by God.” 1 Corinthians 8:2-3
Registration for the March 17 – May 12, 2016 course is now closed.
Love and Respect: Relationship Enrichment Groups
Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, author of Love and Respect, has discovered that love best motivates a woman and respect most powerfully motivates a man. His research reveals that during marital conflict a husband most often reacts when feeling disrespected and a wife reacts when feeling unloved. This applies to conflict in any close relationship between a man and woman such as father/daughter, mother/son, brother/sister, close friends, dating, engaged, or common-law relationship.
The Love and Respect course content uses DVD presentations by Dr. Eggerichs along with a workbook of condensed notes, questions for group discussion, and practical exercises for the week. The course is helpful of any adult; married, divorced, separated, dating, and single. There will be groups for singles and for couples. Men and women will learn how to resolve conflict, dealing with the negative reactions (the crazy cycle). They will also learn how to motivate each other by meeting each other’s needs (the energizing cycle). Even those who feel hopeless in their relationships will gain understanding on how to handle an indifferent or unresponsive partner (the rewarded cycle). Participating in a Love and Respect relationship enrichment group can help you experience understanding, forgiveness, reconciliation, change, and hope.