Our marriages are in crisis. Current statistics are disheartening. The divorce rate in America for first marriages is 41%. The divorce rate in America for second marriage is 60%. The divorce rate in America for third marriage is 73%. These statistics grieve the original inventor of marriage – the Lord God!
Marriage is a picture of the Trinity and of the relationship between Jesus Christ and His Bride the Church. Marriage and the family are two of God’s highest priorities. After the creation of the universe and our world, the Lord performed a marriage ceremony in Genesis 2!
Marriage is to reflect oneness with each other and the Lord (Gen 2, Matt 19, Eph 5). Destructive rigid flesh patterns destroy this oneness. Marriage counseling is designed to bring about changes in those patterns by utilizing God’s Word as the foundation and standard for a God-glorifying marriage. God’s Word is the foundation, walls, and roof for your marital relationship. Jerry utilizes a modification of Emotionally Focused Therapy. The goal is to assist you in developing oneness and attachment to your spouse to glorify the Lord. Couple’s counseling assists you to develop the ability to resolve problems that trouble your relationship and rob you of the joy you once found together.
** Benefits & research of EFT are taken from the work & publications of Dr. Susan Johnson, Dr. Leslie Greenburg, and Drs. John & Julie Gottman. More information can be found at http://www.iceeft.com and http://www.gottman.com.