God invented sex so we could procreate, but it is also a gift for pleasure and intimacy with our spouse. So did God give us lust to make sure we wouldn't grow tired of sex? Or is lust found outside of the biblical context of sex?
Divorce Care has been added to the ministry area of Family Ministries in 2012 as an addition to the objectives and strategies of Youth with a Mission in general and YWAM Family Ministries more specific. Although the work of Family Ministries is aimed towards prevention of divorce that doesn’t mean that the consequences of divorce for the individual should be neglected. It perfectly fits within the objective to restore broken families.
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.” Proverbs 31:8 It was after a lecture about divorce care at the Family Ministry Forum in Budapest that these words really spoke to me. As a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist I meet a lot of children with divorced parents. I don´t think that it is only because of the divorce that the children get psychiatric problems, but I do think that divorce makes them much more vulnerable. Often when we talk about divorce the focus is on the adults and their process and how they should handle the situation and the crisis they are in. But it is so important that we don´t forget the children.
Resolving conflict and handling contentious issues are just two of a host of potentially inflammatory issues which couples have to navigate to stay successful. To do so requires a certain amount of skill and relational dexterity. For example sitting next to me on my flight yesterday were a good looking couple, probably mid thirties who were on the verge of rowing throughout the 70 minute flight, all I can say is “God help us if it had been longer”...
Relationships with friends, parents, even with God, depend on a sense of intimacy. We understand words because we understand faces. You would like your children to become emotionally intelligent, thinking, spiritual adults who lead productive lives ? Then talk to them face to face.