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Marriage Course for the 3rd or 4th term at Bedfordview?

There has been such positive feedback for the Marriage Course that we’re thinking of running it again later in the year at Bedfordview.

The dates we are thinking are:

  • 16 August – 20 September, and
  • 18 October – 22 November

We want to see who would be interested in attending. If that’s you, please fill in the the (very brief) form below.

 

What is the Marriage Course?

The Marriage Course is for couples who are married and seeking to strengthen their relationship. Some couples do the course to invest in their relationship, others need more urgent help. Either way, the course offers a lifetime of practical ideas and tools to help keep your relationship strong.

The Marriage Course is based on Christian principles but designed for all couples with or without a church background.

Over six sessions, the course will help you to:

  • Understand each other’s needs
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Grow closer by learning methods to resolve conflict
  • Recover from the ways you may have hurt each other
  • Recognise how your upbringing affects your relationship
  • Improve relationships with parents and in-laws
  • Develop greater sexual intimacy
  • Discover each other’s “love language” and much, much more….

The Marriage Course was developed in 1996 by Nicky and Sila Lee (authors of The Marriage Book) for couples looking for practical support to strengthen their relationship.

Bear Much Fruit: Song of Songs Part 2

14 AUGUST 2016

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BEDFORDVIEW MORNING

Marcus Herbert


BEDFORDVIEW EVENING

Craig Herbert


 

Bear Much Fruit: Song of Songs

7 AUGUST 2016

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BEDFORDVIEW MORNING

Marcus Herbert


BEDFORDVIEW EVENING

Nathan Gernetzky


 

Q&A with RT Kendall

23 May 2014
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Topics covered in this Q&A include:

Tongues
Prophecy
1 Corinthians 14
Spirit and Word church
Calling
Spiritual Gifts
Healing
Entire Sanctification
1 Thessalonians 5
Discernment
Marriage
Sinful nature

Preparation for Marriage

This six part course is fantastic for engaged couples, newly married couples, or even couples who have been married for a long time but want a reminder on some of the basic principles in marriage, from a Scriptural perspective. The course is periodically taught at our Equipping Courses (evenings or mornings).

Download the course booklet in your preferred format below:



RELATIONSHIPS: Who do you love?

TITLE: RELATIONSHIPS: Who do you love?
PREACHER: Phil Quinn
DATE: 24 FEBRUARY 2013 – Sunday PM at Bedfordview

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Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage Comes to an End

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage

The Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage course came to its end last night at Bedfordview and we’ve had a fantastic time with the series living up to its name!

Last night was about staying married without killing your spouse. Some of the main points revolved around forgiveness (always a difficult one!) and how men and women have different ways of encouraging each other or giving credit to each other.

Generally, men tend to think that a big favour or ‘surprise’ earns them more points with their wives, but wives don’t count it that way. Random, regular acts of kindness work better than big, sporadic acts of kindness. Women, in general, don’t like everything to be a surprise – most of the time it’s better to tell them what you’re planning and when. Think about a ‘surprise date’ and how often that doesn’t work! She would have wanted to know so she could get a haircut and so on.

Humourously enough, the bonus about telling your wife about some big date event is that as she tells her friends about it, her friends’ husbands automatically get minus points!

The differences between men and women and the way each of us think has really been a fantastic help throughout this course.  Check out feedback on all the evenings at the links below:

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Thanks to all those involved in making these special evenings – the food was outstanding and we had a really lovely time.

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage, Part 3

by Ryan Strydom

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage

The third part of Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage at Bedfordview was that part of the course that dealt with the subject of sex. Mark Gungor, the host of the series, got a bit serious about how the mainstream media, from talk show hosts to Hollywood to the newspapers we read, effectively punt so many lies around sex that are patently false. The trouble is that so much of what we’re told is just not true, with even liberal circles beginning to realise that things such as porn are having a major negative effect on the lives of men, women and on marriages across the world.

Gungor raised some good points that just made common sense. If couples want good sex lives it makes sense for them to focus on each other (especially the men), not on porn or the millions of other things that the media encourages. In the end he gave some advice on how couples can have better sex lives – namely, how the husband can focus on his wife. At least those were the most important points that I took out of the evening!

Loved the food, once again. Looking forward to the final evening this coming Sunday which includes a romantic dinner.

Note: There is childcare for ages 3 and up.

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage
Dates: Sunday evenings of 29 July, 5 August, 12 August, 19 August
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: R200 per couple for all the evenings. Cost includes snacks and a romantic dinner for the last evening.
Where: Cornerstone Church Bedfordview –  Benard Road East, Bedfordview, Johannesburg
Info: Email info@cornerstonechurch.co.za or call 011-616-4073

Register: You can register for this event in the following ways:
• At the info desk at Cornerstone Church Bedfordview and paying in cash.
• By filling out the form here and sending your EFT payment confirmation to info@cornerstonechurch.co.za

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage, Part 2

by Ryan Strydom

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage

The second part of Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage at Bedfordview started off with Mark and Colette Meeske asking select couples a few questions to see how well they know each other. It was great fun as we saw some of the couples answer the questions horribly wrong or brilliantly on target! They were light-hearted questions that included the colour of each others’ toothbrushes, what fruit best describes their spouse, and even what fruit best describes their sex life. It was really fun to witness, especially if you weren’t up on stage answering the questions!

We then headed into the second part of the Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage DVD as Mark Gungor (the host of the series) continued to explain the differences between how men and women think. This time he focused specifically on how women can change how they analyse men’s motivations and how changing their approach helps to enrich a marriage. It was, as expected, quite funny!

The food was once again enjoyable and made me wonder what we will expect when we reach the final evening, which ends off with a romantic dinner.

There are two evenings left of Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage (the series ends on 19 August) but there is still space for anyone to join in half-way through. The cost is R200. Check out all the details below.

Note: There is childcare for ages 3 and up.

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage
Dates: Sunday evenings of 29 July, 5 August, 12 August, 19 August
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: R200 per couple for all the evenings. Cost includes snacks and a romantic dinner for the last evening.
Where: Cornerstone Church Bedfordview –  Benard Road East, Bedfordview, Johannesburg
Info: Email info@cornerstonechurch.co.za or call 011-616-4073

Register: You can register for this event in the following ways:
• At the info desk at Cornerstone Church Bedfordview and paying in cash.
• By filling out the form here and sending your EFT payment confirmation to info@cornerstonechurch.co.za

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage, Part 1

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage

 

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage launched this last Sunday at Bedfordview, a DVD course that will run every Sunday evening until 19 August. The first week was highly enjoyable and it certainly lived up to its name!

The food was great and the facilities were kitted out nicely, with each couple given a little corner of their own to snuggle up with each other. Mark Gungor, the host of the series, delved into The Tale of Two Brains and humorously highlighted the differences between how men and women think.

The great thing about the series is that it isn’t an intense marriage course that will have you delving in constant introspection and cause you to be frustrated as you try and navigate your way through another formula for marriage that promises to make everything perfect and wonderful. Rather, it helps us take a lighter view of things so we don’t try and aim for an idealistic (and unreachable) perfection but rather just enjoy this wonderful thing called marriage – and enjoy each other.

You can still come through for the rest of the course and it’s highly recommended. The cost is R200 per couple which includes some great snacks for each of the evenings and a romantic dinner on the last evening. It’s also a great opportunity to pay and invite friends to a marriage series that’s for everyone. Please let us know in advance, however, so that catering can be sorted out – call 011-616-4073 or register here.

Note: There is childcare for ages 3 and up.

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage
Dates: Sunday evenings of 29 July, 5 August, 12 August, 19 August
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: R200 per couple for all the evenings. Cost includes snacks and a romantic dinner for the last evening.
Where: Cornerstone Church Bedfordview –  Benard Road East, Bedfordview, Johannesburg
Info: Email info@cornerstonechurch.co.za or call 011-616-4073

Register: You can register for this event in the following ways:
• At the info desk at Cornerstone Church Bedfordview and paying in cash.
• By filling out the form here and sending your EFT payment confirmation to info@cornerstonechurch.co.za