Today on Creating Real Marriages that Last, we discuss working with young adults. I’ve had the privilege of leading young adults at Kairos every Tuesday night for over 10 years. Before this ministry began, I had no idea the amount of hurt these young adults are carrying around. I was looking at them thinking they have the whole world, but they’re just trying to breathe. On the Emmaus Road Jesus teaches us to walk alongside people and listen to their stories. That’s what we need to do with these young adults. We need to listen to their stories and walk alongside them, teaching them how to follow Jesus. It’s a privilege to watch them grab hold of who they are and experience total redemption in their lives through Christ.
In today’s episode of Creating Real Marriages that Last, we talk about young adults living who are living with parents. It’s a much more common occurrence than it used to be. When I was growing up, the idea of a young adult moving back in with parents wasn’t even a thought to me. To be fair, there are a lot of different dynamics happening for young adults in today’s world. There’s the incredible burden of college debt, and jobs are difficult to find. Kids are maturing more slowly than in previous generations, and some parents are less mature too. For a young adult to move in with mom and dad isn’t always bad. It’s OK as long as there is a plan for moving forward.
Today’s Creating Real Marriages that Last podcast is an excerpt from a sermon I preached in 2010 about God’s original plan for marriage. These days people study all the keys to having a good marriage, but at times they’ve missed the forest for the trees. We’ve become so consumed with the “how” of a good marriage, that we’ve missed the “why” of marriage. So, in this sermon I talk about God’s intention for marriage, based on Genesis 2.