An introduction to the biblical foundations of marriage and family life targeting five major themes related to effective ministry to families: the biblical model of family, God's design for marriage, godly parenting, Christian family counseling principles, and the role of the family in ministry. Students can anticipate growth and development in their personal lives, in their families and in their ability to minister to other families. This course prepares students to disciple other families through the use of family camps, marriage seminars, relationship seminars and parenting seminars. Students are also introduced to premarital counseling tools in the school so they can effectively prepare couples for marriage.

Prerequisite: DSP 211/212