The videos below were taken from the live presentation of the “Creating a Gospel-Centered Marriage: Foundations” seminar. For the various counseling options available from this material visit

This seminar is part of a series of “Creating a Gospel-Centered Marriage” seminars that also includes:

If you are interested in the pre-marital mentoring program built around these materials, you can find everything you need at

NOTE: Many people have asked how they can get a copy of the seminar notebook referenced in this verbal presentation. You can request a copy from Summit’s admin over counseling at (please note this is an administrative account; no individual or family counsel is provided through e-mail).

Chapter 1
Why Is Marriage Hard?
The Obvious and Not-So-Obvious Things We Rarely Discuss

MarriageEquip(Part1) from Equip on Vimeo.

Unit One Evaluation: GCM_Foundations_Eval1_Expectations

Chapter 2
What Makes Marriage Work?
Finding the Essential Core of a Good Marriage

MarriageEquip(Part2) from Equip on Vimeo.

Worksheet One: Sketching Our Marriage Story

Worksheet One (Completed Sample): Marriage Story_Birth to Wedding_SAMPLE

Worksheet Two: Marriage Story_ Present or Future

Worksheet Three:  Celebrating Our Non-Moral Differences

Chapter 3
Beyond Pageantry and Sentimentality
How the Wedding Ceremony Helps Us Understand Covenant

Creating a Gospel-Centered Marriage: Foundations (part 3) from Equip on Vimeo.

Unit Two Evaluation: GCM_Foundations_Eval2_Covenant

Worksheet Four: Jigsaw Marriage Excercise

Chapter 4
The Shared Job Description of Husband and Wife:
Personal Maturity, Healthy Friendships, and Functional Living

Part 4: Creating a Gospel-Centered Marriage: Foundations from Equip on Vimeo.

Unit Three Evaluation: GCM_Foundations_Eval3_Character&Roles

Worksheet Five: Job Description — Husband

Worksheet Six: Job Description — Wife

Chapter 5
The Unique Aspects of a Husband’s Job Description
Understanding Servant-Leader, Protector, and Provider

MarriageEquip(Part5) from Equip on Vimeo.

Chapter 6
The Unique Aspects of a Wife’s Job Description
Highly-Competent, Well-Suited Helper-Lover

Creating a Gospel-Centered Marriage: Foundations (part 6) from Equip on Vimeo.

If this post was beneficial for you, then considering reading other blogs from my “Favorite Posts on Marriage” post which address other facets of this subject.