For the past three weeks, Pastor Aaron has been walking us through an engaging marriage series entitled, “Fantasy Marriage: The Mysteries, Myths, and Why It Still Matters.” It has been enlightening, encouraging, and enriching as we have learned what God’s blueprint for marriage looks like and what love does and does not do.
As part of this series, a marriage survey was conducted to get general feedback from our Hillside family, and approximately 500 participants provided some valuable insight. We learned that 71% of those surveyed are completely or very satisfied with their marriage, with commitment being the top strength in marriages and intimacy/affection being on the low end. As we continue to evaluate these findings, we also wanted to share the resources that Pastor Aaron has mentioned in his messages each week.
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- “An Impossible Marriage” by Laurie and Matt Krieg
- “The Deeply Formed Life” by Rich Villodas
- “The Meaning of Marriage” by Timothy Keller with Kathy Keller
- “You and Me Forever” by Francis and Lisa Chan
- “Becoming a True Spiritual Community” by Larry Crabb
- “Sacred Marriage” by Gary Thomas
- “How We Love” by Milan and Kay Yerkovich
Additionally, we have a NEW Community Group available for married couples looking to invest in their marriages. Whether your marriage needs to be reignited or completely resurrected, re|engage is a safe place for you and your spouse to reconnect in homes and on campus. Groups are running now, but new groups will open in October and November.SIGN UP
Did you hear? We have a podcast! For the past few weeks, Pastor Aaron, along with a few guest hosts, have been debriefing the messages from the weekend series and answering some marriage/dating questions that our very own Hillsiders have submitted. Available for listening on any platform you stream podcasts, we also have a video version on our YouTube Channel. Check it out!LISTEN NOW
One final resource is a special video from Dr. Cameron Lee, a professor of Marriage and Family Studies at Fuller Seminary, and who also teaches Bible studies at Hillside. He has spent his career focused on Christian marriages, and in the short video below, shares some words of wisdom and a few of his favorite books with us.