Marriage has fallen on hard times. Statistics show that approximately half of all marriages end in divorce, and alarming numbers of young adults are choosing to cohabit rather than marry. Pornography, poor financial decisions, and harmful communication habits are rotting marriages from the inside out, and recent legal and cultural trends appear to be eroding our nation’s understanding of marriage altogether. Evidence suggests that among evangelicals the situation is almost as bleak.
If you feel like something is wrong with this picture, then you are not alone. The Bible clearly teaches that this is not how marriage is supposed to look. Tragically, we live as broken people in a world broken by sin. But God in His grace sent His own Son into the world in order to make all things new through his death and resurrection. This gospel reality transforms the way we think about marriage and empowers us to live the way we were made to live, looking forward to the day when Jesus Himself will complete the work.
Redeeming Marriage: How the Gospel Makes All the Difference explores how the Bible’s great story of Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration–the Gospel story–makes all the difference for how we understand marriage. We hope you can join us for this exciting conference.
Doug & Sheri Finkbeiner
Doug Finkbeiner (M.Div., Th.M., D.Min., Ph.D.) and his wife Sheri have been married for 28 years and have six children. Doug is the Professor of New Testament and Pastoral Theology at Calvary Baptist Seminary in Lansdale, PA, where he has been ministering since 1997. Before joining the resident faculty at CBS, he served as a pastor for 13 years. He also speaks regularly in local churches both here in the United States as well as overseas.
Doug and Sheri have helped hundreds of seminary students and their spouses to allow the gospel to shape their marriage. They have a love for people and a love for the Bible that is infectious. We are excited to see how God is going to use them to minister to us at this year’s marriage conference.
- 6:30pm – Registration & Book Table
- 7:00pm – Session #1
- 8:30pm – Dessert & Fellowship
- 8:30am – Continental Breakfast
- 9:00am – Session #2
- 10:15am – Split Session (Men | Ladies)
- 11:10am – Session #3
- 12:00pm – Lunch
- 1:00pm – Forum/Q&A
- 2:30pm – Dismissal
- 9:30am – Adult Bible Fellowship & Sunday School
- 10:30am – Session #4 (Morning Worship Service)