FAQs Christway Counseling Center
Man’s ways do not work. “There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.” (Proverbs 16:25). Many Christian counselors use “ungodly,” secular concepts learned in secular schools that contradict God’s ways as revealed in the Bible. “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly . . .” (Psalm 1:1)
Couples often cannot resolve their own conflicts effectively because they violate just one of the 25 Essential Marriage Skills—the Log and Speck Principle. The Bible says, “You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” (Matthew 7:5)
Notice that there is a time to “take the speck out of your partner’s eye.” But first, you must remove the “log out of your own eye.” In counseling over 3,000 clients, I have never once seen the reverse order work successfully.
All of God’s ways do work. “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ . . .” (2 Corinthians 1:20)
God designed marriage to work. “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it . . .” (Psalm 127:1)
God describes how it will work. “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
When we approach marriage God’s way it does work! “. . . He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water . . . and in whatever he does, he prospers.” (Psalm 1:3)
- Healthy couples wanting to fortify their marriage and prevent disharmony
- Troubled couples considering divorce
- Couples trying to recover from infidelity or other serious issues
- Who want to restore marriage
- Who want to avoid future relational failure by learning from past mistakes
Separated couples are trying to decide if they should reconcile or divorce
Engaged couples who want to avoid future conflict by learning from the mistakes of others
Singles who want excellent preparation in how to have a great marriage
Anyone who wants to learn relational principles to improve their relational skills as a parent, friend, co-worker, manager, pastor, or counselor.
Clear your schedule and commit to no TV, e-mails, phone calls, kids, work, etc. Fully devote these three days to enrich your marriage.
Consider staying at a hotel both nights (for the Three-Day Marriage Clinic™). Even if you opt for the Three-Day Accelerated Marriage Counseling (AMC)™, you may wish to book a hotel room for all three nights. This maximizes your togetherness time and minimizes interruptions. You can also use downtime at the hotel to complete your projects.
Yes. Karl Elkins taught some of the material through a TV series called Up with the Son, presented by the College of Biblical Studies. Several of these videos are available on the Up with the Son Vimeo channel. By watching these videos, you can preview some of the material that we will present in our Three-Day Marriage Clinic™, Three-Day Accelerated Marriage Counseling™, andIndividual Counseling sessions. Visit our Video Page
Every couple will have the optional opportunity to renew their vows to each other with Karl Elkins, a licensed minister. If you choose to participate, you will receive a beautiful vow renewal certificate that can be framed and will serve as powerful reminder of your marriage covenant.