Every marriage is a little bit like a new car! When it's brand new it runs well, everything goes smoothly, everything is in perfect working order, but after a few thousand kilometres things start to get worn out and the car needs to be maintained in order to have a current Warrent of Fitness (WOF). Our marriages are similar! They typically go well at first but then after a while some maintenance is required. And that's okay - that's the result of two sinners living in close proximity in a fallen world!
At OBC we are very realistic - we know every marriage, whether it's healthy or struggling along, needs a regular WOF, that's why we offer Marriage Refresher Classes for every married couple. We regularly offer a DVD series called "Love & Respect". This 5 week course looks at the principles laid out in Ephesians 5 where the husband is called to "Love his wife as Christ loved the church" (Eph. 5:25) and the wife is called to 'respect her husband' (Eph. 5:33). If your marriage needs a tune up or you want a refresher or you have questions about marriage then please contact someone on our Leadership Team.
For some other great resources on marriage please check out our Recommended Reading page.