Getting to the Heart of Marital Conflict

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Author: Kevin Carson


This workshop begins in Genesis 3 with Adam and Eve's sin as well as God's reaction and curse.  Particularly, the curse suggests the wife will want to usurp the authority of the husband and the husband will want to rule forcefully over the wife.  However, Ephesians 5:15-33 details the solution to this dilemma of sin inherent in man’s "DNA”.  In the Spirit, the husband (verse 33) is commanded to love his wife (rather than rule forcefully) and the wife to respect her husband (rather than usurp his authority).  Kevin presents observations from the text with special attention given to personal application as well as communicating the principles of this passage to your counselee.

This is a session from the Biblical Counseling Training Conference hosted by Faith Church in Lafayette, Indiana. 

People are looking for the hope that there are answers for their hurts, their difficulties, and the challenges they face. Since 1985, the Biblical Counseling Training Conference has been equipping ministry professionals and lay leaders to skillfully, confidently, and lovingly minister God's Word to those looking for answers.

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About the speaker: 

Kevin Carson is Department Chair of Biblical Counseling at BBC/GS (Springfield, MO); Pastor of Sonrise Baptist Church; ACBC certified; council member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition; counselor at Sonrise Biblical Counseling Ministry; conference speaker; married with four children; B.A., Pastoral Theology, Baptist Bible College (Springfield), M. Div., Baptist Bible Graduate School (Springfield); D. Min., Biblical Counseling, Westminster Theological Seminary.