Monday, July 03, 2006

Ed Edwards teaches Pastors and Wives on Receiving

Men in Africa traditionally are disconnected from their wives as well as their children. They often eat separately from the rest of the family. Christian husbands today are seeking to be the husband that God wants.

At the marriage conferences we teach in Africa, Ed always includes a part for the couples to turn to each other and say "You are God's perfect gift for me."

The second day, he has them hold hands as they say the same line. We often have to demonstrate what we mean because they are not accustomed to holding hands, face-to-face with each other.

On the third day, he will have them hold hands again and add the line "And I will love you forever" to what they have already said. By the third day, the couples seem comfortable with the exercise and even laugh and enjoy it.