"When Sinners Say 'I Do' : Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage" is a DVD series, 8 lessons on one DVD. Dave Harvey takes an interesting approach to a Christian marriage. Many couples' courses focus on communication about the important things: religion, money, sex, children, and job sharing around the house. This one does too, but adds an important element. Whether you're on your honeymoon, or celebrating your golden anniversary, there is one fundamental fact that both partners need to come to grips with: their partner's partner is a sinner.
Did you get that? Your partner's partner is a sinner. Yes, you're a sinner, and so is your spouse. But just like in every other facet of your life, God recognizes that, and has provided the means to deal with it. Harvey talks about sin, but he doesn't leave it at that - he also talks about mercy and grace.
As I watched the video, I couldn't help but notice that Harvey is passionate about his teaching. It's Bible based, and seems to be theologically correct. As a Christian, as a Pastor, I see this as a valuable tool that I wish could be considered for use across the board with all couples. That's probably not going to happen. However those who trust biblical teaching will appreciate this course.
I received a copy of this DVD series in exchange for the review.