Marriage Counseling A Cross-Cultural Approach (Credit: 2 or 3 hours )
ECTS 4 or 5
Marital distress is universal. This course attempts to address the void of pastoral training in marriage counseling. Founded on God’s Word, it begins by looking at a model of lasting change based on a biblical theology. Key biblical passages are examined to establish a clear understanding of God’s purpose for Christian marriage. A biblical-practical-motive model of marriage counseling is presented. Marriage illustrations from various cultures help show how the biblical model can be a powerful tool in the pastoral counselor’s hand.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:1.Identify the nature of humankind as described in the Word of God.2.Assess the effect of the Fall on human nature.3.Discuss the effect of idolatry on the human heart.4.Explain the many influences on the human heart.5.Describe the many resources of grace available to humankind for lasting change.6.Compose a biblical theology of marriage.7.Construct a biblical model of marriage counseling.
Mode of Study
•Lecture•Video (in progress)•Student interaction •Professor of Record Interaction•Hands on
•100 objective multiple choice questions•Online or pencil and paper•Project•Collateral Reading Assignment (for 3 (USA) credit courses•Student Learning Requirement •Passmark 70%