Marriage is the union of two people who arrive at the altar toting some surprisingly large luggage. Often it gets opened right there on the honeymoon, sometimes it waits for the week after. The Bible calls it sin and understanding its influence can make all the difference for a man and a woman who are building a life together.
In this eight-session video series, Dave engages his audience with humor and honesty as he speaks about sin and the power of the gospel to overcome it. He opens the delightful truth of God’s word and encourages the reader to see more clearly the glorious picture of what God does when sinners say ‘I do.’
Sessions: 1. Sin Part 1; 2. Sin Part 2; 3. Design; 4. Contentment; 5. Mercy Part 1; 6. Mercy Part 2; 7. Sex; 8. Stubborn Grace
This is an excellent resource! Whether you are newly married, married for a few years, or married for a lifetime, this DVD can change your marriage. Each section is short enough that you can easily find the time to watch it nightly for a little over a week, or spread it out over a couple months. There is also a guide you can download to use to follow along while watching the DVD that summarizes each section. You can find the study guide here:
Right from the beginning, Harvey challenges viewers to change the way they view the sin in their partner. It is super easy to look at your partner and see only the way they sin against you, however, Harvey reminds us that all sin is against God. It takes away a lot of anger and opens viewers to listen to the lessons that follow.
Some of the stories Harvey shares are sad, some are funny, but I could identify with a lot of them. Sometimes it is helpful to be reminded that others have walked (or are walking) in the same path we are. Watching this series with an open heart and mind creates an attitude of thankfulness and contentment, not only in your marriage, but in your whole life.
In my opinion, this DVD series is helpful whether you watch it alone or with your partner. I think it is great to watch each section separately and then with your partner. Even if your partner doesn’t want to watch it with you, it can still have a positive impact on your marriage, because it reframes expectations.
Whether your marriage is happy, unhappy, energized, or monotonous, this is an awesome resource to improve where you are at. It can breathe life and hope into your marriage. I can’t wait to read the book!
I received a complimentary copy of this DVD in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.