Statements on Family Issues

Throughout its history, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has periodically released position statements on specific topics and issues. A number of these pertain to marriage and the family, or to issues closely related to family life. For a complete collection of statements, access the official website of the Seventh-day Adventist Church: www.adventist.org. Those presented here include the following:

Abuse

Abuse and Family Violence

Seventh-day Adventists affirm the dignity and worth of each human being and decry all forms of physical, sexual and emotional abuse and family violence. We recognize the global extent of this problem…

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Statement on Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse occurs when a person older or stronger than the child uses his or her power, authority, or position of trust to involve a child in sexual behavior or activity. Incest, a specific fo…

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Statement on Family Violence

STATEMENT ON FAMILY VIOLENCE Family violence involves an assault of any kind-verbal, physical, emotional, sexual, or active or passive neglect-that is committed by one person or persons against anothe…

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Abortion

Statement on the Biblical View of Unborn Life and Its Implications for Abortion

Human beings are created in the image of God. Part of the gift that God has given us as humans is procreation, the ability to participate in creation along with the Author of life. This sacred gift sh…

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Principles for a Christian View of Life

Introduction “Now this is eternal life; that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” (John 17:3, NIV). In Christ is the promise of eternal life; but sinc…

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Children

Keeping Our Homes Abuse-Free

Understanding domestic violence to keep homes free from abuse.

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Ambiguous Loss

Emerging theories of grief, such as ambiguous loss, may help us understand what you’re currently experiencing with your daughter who was recently diagnosed with serious mental illness (SMI).

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Article

What’s the Big Deal With Homosexuality?

Marriage and Family experts, Willie and Elaine Oliver tackle a challenging topic.

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Hope in the Face of Divorce—Part2

The following is continued from last month’s column.

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Hope in the Face of Divorce—Part 1

After 10 years of marriage, my husband just asked for a divorce. We disagree about almost everything we speak about. As a Christian, […]

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Christmas for Christians

This is a good time at any stage of one’s life to ponder the significance of Christmas

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Where to Spend the Holidays

You are facing one of the common dilemmas most newlyweds face, at least in the United States. While not every family is big on the holidays, many are, especially about Thanksgiving and Christmas. As y…

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Comforting the Grieving

How to comfort someone who lost a loved one.

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Frequent Family Dinners

Frequent family dinners have multiple benefits to children and teens that aid in positive youth development.

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Addictions

What to Do With Differences?

What happens when you just can’t agree with your spouse?

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Words That Hurt, Words That Heal

Being misunderstood is an awful experience, especially if you are a teenager and the person doing the misunderstanding is your parent.

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Communication

Making Marriage Fun

How do we keep the honeymoon going?

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Looking for Hope

How can we handle anxiety during this pandemic?

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Relieving Family Tensions During the Pandemic

What is more important? Is it winning the argument or preserving peace in the family?

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When Cultures Collide

We often share with couples that before marriage, opposites attract. Yet after marriage, opposites tend to repel.

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Article

Nothing in Common!

A change of attitude can save your marriage.

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Engaged to be Engaged?

Should I get premarital counseling before getting engaged?

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Article

Let’s Not Waste the Pandemic

One year into our current world health crisis, it may be the time to ask “what,” not “why.”

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Article

Parents Can Help Teens and Young Adults Say “No” to Drugs

A comprehensive study with strategies that help prevent addictions.

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Addictions

Family Ties

Jesus is the One who makes us all part of God’s family too.

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Blog

Faith and a Box of Cereal

An object lesson that reminds us to trust God's love.

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In Search of Peace and Quiet

A change of perspective that can bring balance to family life

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Let God Be the Architect

We need Jesus to build our marriage.

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Devotional

Helping Children (and Others) With Viral Anxiety

Practical advice to navigate a season of uncertainty and bad news

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Stay Together

Everything that is a meaningful accomplishment takes effort, patience, and dedication.

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Devotional

Bullying Is Not Right

Teaching children how to respond when bullied.

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No excuse for Abuse in the Family

Reviewing God’s original design and perfect plan for our relationships and families.

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Article

Managing Anger in the Midst of COVID-19

“In your anger [and self-isolation] do not sin.”

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Second Chances

God gives us second chances.

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This Marriage Is Ruining My Spiritual Life: Can I Get Out?

God’s regard for your marriage and the powerful good It can do

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Blog

The Vanishing Black Smudge

Many years ago a boy named Davy lived on a farm. It was a big farm, and there was lots to do to care for the animals and grow food for his family. Davy had a big sister Angie, a big brother Joe, and a…

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Children’s Stories
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Article

Sponges, Brains, and Character

A hands-on family devotional on guarding our hearts and brains to develop a Christ-like character.

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Ministering to Grieving Children: Jesus’ experience of grieving and restoration

Learning from the example of Jesus, church pastors, and members alike can aid in the healing and long-term spiritual health of a child who has experienced a significant loss.

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Article

Longings and Losses: Working with Grieving Families – Part 2

What should we say to a grieving person? How can we minister to someone who is going through a loss? This article is the second of a two-part seminar that will equip you to minister to grieving famili…

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Longings and Losses: Working with Grieving Families – Part 1

Understanding grief is essential to ministering to a grieving family.

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Article

In Need of a Do-over!

Have you had the kind of day where you just wanted to stop and have a do-over? I have certainly experienced a few of those during this pandemic.

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Sanity for the Sandwich Generation

Listening Well in a Crisis

How can we listen better when people are distressed? That is a big question for which we need answers as people deal with the myriad issues related to social isolation, illness, mental health, and the…

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COVID-19

Abuse During Lockdown, and How to Help

For some people, the biggest challenge is being trapped in their own home, 24 hours a day, with an abusive relative.

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Your Marriage Can Survive COVID-19, here is how

COVID-19 has dramatically and drastically changed life in our homes. Many of us are feeling anxious, uncertain, and stressed while trying to adjust to a new and hopefully temporary normal.

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COVID-19

Helping Families Cope During COVID-19

Your children need a safe place to talk and an opportunity to express their feelings, and it is up to you to provide this space.

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COVID-19

Family Activities

Keeping a schedule has also helped us, so we designate times in our day where we come together, such as mealtime, family worship and walking breaks.

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Sanity for the Sandwich Generation

Ministering to Children in Times of Coronavirus

This week, as I read news articles and had conversations about the challenges families are facing during the COVID-19 crisis, a concern that many shared is how to survive social distancing/self-isolat…

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Sanity for the Sandwich Generation During COVID-19

Today, I am claiming the promise found in Philippians 4:13 (NKJV) “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” I don’t know about you, but for me, being confined in our house with two coll…

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Sanity for the Sandwich Generation

Tips for Surviving and Thriving During COVID-19 for Families

Here are a few tips to help in managing the stay-at-home orders and maintaining peace in the home.

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COVID-19

Q&A: Surviving and Thriving as a Family During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Feeling anxious during this pandemic is expected and not unusual. Asking questions rather than making statements is a good idea as you relate to your loved one.

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There is Hope for Today’s Families

Despite the difficulty of life in relationships, there is Hope for Today’s Families, much can change for the better when we trust God to give us the patience, kindness, and love He wants us to have in…

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Family

Spicy Peanut Sauce

Watch the Real Family Talk episode here.  Servings: 6 | Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 10mins Ingredients 1/2 cup peanut butter chunky or smooth 1/4 cup tamari sauce (a…

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Recipes

Almond Butter Brownies

Watch the Real Family Talk episode here Servings: 9 | Preparation Time: 15 mins | Cooking Time: 15mins | Inactive Time: 15 minutes |Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 cup a…

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Cashew Cheese

Watch the Real Family Talk episode here.  Preparation Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients 2 cups cashew 2 cups of water 1/ 4 cup nutritional yeast 1 re…

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Statement on the Biblical View of Unborn Life and Its Implications for Abortion

Human beings are created in the image of God. Part of the gift that God has given us as humans is procreation, the ability to participate in creation along with the Author of life. This sacred gift sh…

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What the Divorce Statistics Say

World Divorce Rates-General Population For a collection of world divorce statistics, visit this website: www.divorcereform.org/nonus. Statistics compiled at this website appear to be less documented t…

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The Impact of Divorce on Seventh-day Adventist Couples

Divorce is almost always a disaster! It affects all those involved for the rest of their lives in ways we can hardly imagine. It is fair to say that no one ever emerges from a divorce unscathed or una…

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A Review of The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce

BOOK REVIEW The Unexpected Legacy of DivorceA 25-Year Landmark Study of Divorced Families From the flyleaf- “Twenty-five years ago, Judith Wallerstein began talking to a group of 131 children wh…

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SDA Policy on Divorce and Remarriage

Introduction When the General Conference Session in Toronto considers proposed changes in our Church Manual‘s statements on divorce and remarriage, the delegates will be continuing a process tha…

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Divorce and Remarriage Study Commission – Report

Introduction Throughout the history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, various committees, commissions, and councils have studied the topic of marriage and the issues of divorce and remarriage in a…

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Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage: Church Manual 2005

Biblical Teachings on Marriage Origin of Marriage -Marriage is a divine institution established by God Himself before the fall, when everything, including marriage, was “very good” (Gen. 1…

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Divorce, Remarriage, and Church Membership. Annual Council 1976

Click the image below to download the Annual Council Minutes, 1976 statement on Divorce, Remarriage, and Church Membership.

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Polygamy, Dual Career Marriages, and African Culture Among Topics at Groundbreaking Conference in Kenya

Three African Adventist regions come together to grapple with difficult subjects. In another first for the Family Ministries Department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, three African divisions, or…

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Bride Price, Divorce, and Leadership in African Families

The Adventist Pan-African Conference on Dynamic Family Relationships continues with sensitive topics By: Costin Jordache, communication director and news editor, Adventist Review This is Part 2 of a t…

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Uncategorized

Christian Home and Marriage Week

Please download the images below to promote the 2018 Christian Home and Marriage Week at the local churches. The images are designed to fit well social media channels. You may use this artwork as insp…

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2015 – 2020 Family Ministries Strategic Plans

Please find below links to download the Strategic Plan Alignment to the Global Church initiative: Reach The World, Total Member Involvement. Press/Click on the image, wait to download (0.9Mb), and add…

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Resources

Fun & Easy Family Worship Memories Ideas Adventist Families in North America Study 2017 Family Ministries Special Dates

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Programs

Click to access to the 2017 End It Now materials

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Family Ministries Breakout Presentations

Family Ministries Breakout Presentations Below you will find a link to download the presentations (PDF files) that were given during the Family Ministries Breakouts at the Reach The World, Budapest 20…

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Church with a Toddler

I’m doing my best to make morning pleasant- I want Sabbath to be happy rather than filled with frustration and hurrying.

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Revival and Reformation and your Family

The General Conference Department of Family Ministries joins the Revival and Reformation program and presents practical ideas to bring your family to an spiritual revival and so reach families for Jes…

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Revival and Reformation

“A revival of true godliness among us is the greatest and most urgent of all our needs. To see this should be our first work…A revival need be expected only in answer to prayer.” &#8…

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Real Family Talk: Answers to Questions About Love, Marriage, and Sex

The most challenging and the most important aspects of people’s lives the world over are having meaningful and happy relationships. What God meant for harmony and symphonic communication often t…

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Kids in Discipleship (KID)

Kids in Discipleship (K.I.D.) began as a ministry of the Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church in 2002, and transitioned to a ministry of the Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists…

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Revival and Reformation: Building Family Memories

A great resource! Family Ministries 2015 Planbook – World Edition Available for download here Revival and Reformation: Building Family Memories

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Family-to-Family Resource

Ahora tambien disponible para descargar aqui en castellano! Family-to-Family is an initiative of the Department of Family Ministries of the Seventh-day Adventist Church for Mission to the Families in…

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Family Emphases Sabbaths

Christian Home and Marriage Week: February 8-15 Christian Marriage Day: Sabbath, February 8 (Emphasizes Marraige) Christian Home Day: Sabbath, February 15 (Emphasizes Parenting) The Family Ministries…

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Real Family Talk

We believe in a place to talk about family dynamics and share tools to strengthen our marriages and families. We believe that when you have stronger marriages, you have stronger families, stronger chu…

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Distinguished Service Award

Olivers Recipients of Family Ministries Distinguished Service Award The NAD Family Ministries Distinguished Service Award was presented to Dr. Willie and Elaine Oliver at the Family Celebration Sabbat…

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Family Violence

Family violence involves an assault of any kind-verbal, physical, emotional, sexual, or active or passive neglect-that is committed by one person or persons against another within a family, whether th…

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Abuse and Family Violence

Seventh-day Adventists affirm the dignity and worth of each human being and decry all forms of physical, sexual and emotional abuse and family violence. We recognize the global extent of this problem…

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Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse occurs when a person older or stronger than the child uses his or her power, authority, or position of trust to involve a child in sexual behavior or activity. Incest, a specific fo…

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Principles for a Christian View of Life

Introduction “Now this is eternal life; that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” (John 17:3, NIV). In Christ is the promise of eternal life; but sinc…

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Fundamental Belief on Marriage and the Family

Marriage was divinely established in Eden and affirmed by Jesus to be a lifelong union between a man and a woman in loving companionship. For the Christian a marriage commitment is to God as well as t…

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Fundamental Beliefs

Statement of Consensus on Care for the Dying

For people whose lives are guided by the Bible, the reality of death is acknowledged as part of the current human condition, affected by sin (Genesis 2:17; Romans 5; Hebrews 9:27). There is “a t…

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Statement on Home and Family

The health and prosperity of society is directly related to the well-being of its constituent parts – the family unit. Today, as probably never before, the family is in trouble. Social commentators de…

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An Affirmation of Marriage

Issues related to marriage can be seen in their true light only as they are viewed against the background of the divine ideal for marriage. Marriage was divinely established in Eden and affirmed by Je…

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An Affirmation of God’s Gift of Sexuality

Human beings are created in the image of a relational God and designed to enjoy an intimate relationship with their Creator and one another (Gen. 1:26, 27; Matt. 22:37-39; John 17:3; 1 John 4:11, 12).…

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Assisted Human Reproduction — Considerations

Developments in medical technology have led to a number of interventions designed to assist human procreation. Procedures such as artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, surrogacy, embryo tra…

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Birth Control: A Seventh-day Adventist Statement of Consensus

Scientific technologies today permit greater control of human fertility and reproduction than was formerly possible. These technologies make possible sexual intercourse with the expectation of pregnan…

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Christian Principles for Genetic Interventions

Introduction Most of the new developments in genetics are the result of increased knowledge concerning the fundamental structure of genes, not only in humans but throughout all the realms of life on e…

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Seventh-day Adventist Position Statement on Homosexuality

The Seventh-day Adventist Church recognizes that every human being is valuable in the sight of God, and we seek to minister to all men and women in the spirit of Jesus. We also believe that by God&#8…

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Statement of Concern on Sexual Behavior

In His infinite love and wisdom God created mankind, both male and female, and in so doing based human society on the firm foundation of loving homes and families. It is Satan’s purpose, however…

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Statement of Consensus Concerning Female Genital Mutilation

Introduction As part of their mission to the entire world, Seventh-day Adventists have a firm commitment to provide health care that preserves and restores human wholeness. By wholeness we mean the ha…

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Statement on AIDS

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and associated conditions are spreading rapidly around the world. On the basis of statistical studies it is estimated that in the near future, in many countri…

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Statement on Ethical Considerations Regarding Human Cloning

For a number of decades, the prospect that new members of the human family might be produced by cloning was considered farfetched. Recent advances in genetic and reproductive biology, however, indicat…

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Statement on Meeting the Challenges of Sexuality Transmitted Diseases

The contemporary world is confronted by grave ethical, medical, and social problems resulting from increasing sexual permissiveness and associated promiscuity. Because Christians are a part of the lar…

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Family

Statement of Consensus on Care for the Dying

For people whose lives are guided by the Bible, the reality of death is acknowledged as part of the current human condition, affected by sin (Genesis 2:17; Romans 5; Hebrews 9:27). There is “a t…

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Statement on Home and Family

The health and prosperity of society is directly related to the well-being of its constituent parts – the family unit. Today, as probably never before, the family is in trouble. Social commentators de…

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Marriage

Making Marriage Fun

How do we keep the honeymoon going?

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Engaged to be Engaged?

Should I get premarital counseling before getting engaged?

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Article

Fundamental Belief on Marriage and the Family

Marriage was divinely established in Eden and affirmed by Jesus to be a lifelong union between a man and a woman in loving companionship. For the Christian a marriage commitment is to God as well as t…

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Fundamental Beliefs

An Affirmation of Marriage

Issues related to marriage can be seen in their true light only as they are viewed against the background of the divine ideal for marriage. Marriage was divinely established in Eden and affirmed by Je…

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Fundamental Beliefs

An Affirmation of God’s Gift of Sexuality

Human beings are created in the image of a relational God and designed to enjoy an intimate relationship with their Creator and one another (Gen. 1:26, 27; Matt. 22:37-39; John 17:3; 1 John 4:11, 12).…

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Assisted Human Reproduction — Considerations

Developments in medical technology have led to a number of interventions designed to assist human procreation. Procedures such as artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, surrogacy, embryo tra…

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Bibliography for Marriage Preparation

Chidwick, Ann. (1994). New beginnings: A remarriage preparation program manual . Milwaukee, WI: Families International, Inc. Chidwick, Ann. (1994). New beginnings: A remarriage preparation workbook .…

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Preparing Couples for Marriage

Marriage is a Process A wedding is one of life’s most significant celebrations. It merits all the careful thought and planning usually invested in its preparation. Of course planning for the cer…

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Grace Changes Everything

Theme: The grace of God empowers and energizes us to produce happy, healthy marriages. Theme Text: Ephesians 1-5 Presentation Notes: Throughout the following outline, numbers in parentheses (1), (2),…

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Close Companions

Theme: The close companionship of a husband and wife in marriage helps them to be better equipped to face and endure whatever crises life may bring. Theme Text: Genesis 2:24; Ephesians 5:28-30; Eccles…

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Invited to the Feast

Theme: The gift of Christ to the marriage feast at Cana was a symbol of what He wants to do to our own marriages. Theme Text: John 2:1-12 Supplementary Reading: Ellen G. White, “At the Marriage…

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Let Love’s Light Shine

Theme: Each Christian married couple is a ministering unit whose love and oneness is a powerful means of sharing the gospel and uplifting the lives of other couples and individuals. Theme Text: Gen. 2…

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A Godly Design

Theme: God designed marriage to help meet the multiple needs of men and women in a context of affirmation, safety, and security. Theme Text: Genesis 1:28; 2:18-24; 1 Corinthians 7:5; Ephesians 5:22-32…

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The Marriage Miracle

Theme: Jesus’ transformation of water to wine at the wedding feast symbolizes His transformation of the marriage institution. God’s redemptive act in Christ lifted the curse, permitting co…

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Preventive Health Care for Marriage

Theme: God has given simple preventive principles that can help couples to maintain a healthy marriage. Theme Text: 3 John 2 Presentation Notes: Throughout the following outline, numbers in parenthese…

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Sustaining Love Throug The Seasons of Marriage

Theme: Provisions exist in the Christian gospel to enable married couples to maintain their covenant amid changes that affect their marriage. Theme Text: Lam. 3:23; Hosea 2:20 Presentation Notes: Thro…

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Sparking Romance

<p>Throughout its history, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has periodically released position statements on specific topics and issues. A number of these pertain to marriage and the family, or to iss…

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Preparing for Marriage Inventory

<p>Throughout its history, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has periodically released position statements on specific topics and issues. A number of these pertain to marriage and the family, or to iss…

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Time Out for Love

TIME OUT FOR LOVE by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Theme: The marriage bond is strengthened as couples recognize their personal worth and endea…

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Putting Anger in Its Place

PUTTING ANGER IN ITS PLACE A Marriage Enrichment Seminar by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference with Harold and Nelma Drake Marriage Enrichment Facil…

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The Power of Oneness

THE POWER OF ONENESS by Elaine & Willie Oliver Department of Family Ministries North American Division Theme: Christian marriage is based on the biblical model of leaving father and mother and cle…

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Marriage Where Grace Is In Place

MARRIAGE WHERE GRACE IS IN PLACE by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Theme: Meditation and dialog by couples on the scriptural themes of the gospe…

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Marriage Dramas for All Seasons

MARRIAGE DRAMAS FOR ALL SEASONS by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Skits are great fun as well as a powerful way to stimulate insight and dialogu…

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Journey Into Intimacy

JOURNEY INTO INTIMACY Helping Couples Across the Marriage Map by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference How to Use This Resource: The pieces within this…

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I Still Do

I STILL DO Choosing Each Other Again and Again by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Author’s note: This marriage strengthening resource is de…

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Growing Together Through Conflict

GROWING TOGETHER THROUGH CONFLICT by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Theme: How to solve conflicts so that everyone wins. Objective: To teach a t…

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Good News for Modern Marrieds

GOOD NEWS FOR MODERN MARRIEDS Four Evenings of Bible Study and Marital Growth for Couples by Karen Flowers Co-Director, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Outlined below are four even…

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Divine Design for Sexuality

DIVINE DESIGN FOR SEXUALITY A Seminar on Sexuality From a Biblical Perspective by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Theme: This seminar presents hu…

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Your Marriage: How it Shapes the Next Generation

YOUR MARRIAGE: HOW IT SHAPES THE NEXT GENERATION by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Theme: When the Spirit of Christ resides in the hearts of a h…

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Happy Marriages

<p>Throughout its history, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has periodically released position statements on specific topics and issues. A number of these pertain to marriage and the family, or to iss…

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Abandoned Spouse

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Caught in the Middle

<p>Throughout its history, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has periodically released position statements on specific topics and issues. A number of these pertain to marriage and the family, or to iss…

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Changing Bad Habits

<p>Throughout its history, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has periodically released position statements on specific topics and issues. A number of these pertain to marriage and the family, or to iss…

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Crying Men

<p>Throughout its history, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has periodically released position statements on specific topics and issues. A number of these pertain to marriage and the family, or to iss…

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Domestic Violence

<p>Throughout its history, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has periodically released position statements on specific topics and issues. A number of these pertain to marriage and the family, or to iss…

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Kidness in Marriage

<p>Throughout its history, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has periodically released position statements on specific topics and issues. A number of these pertain to marriage and the family, or to iss…

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Who Handles the Money

<p>Throughout its history, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has periodically released position statements on specific topics and issues. A number of these pertain to marriage and the family, or to iss…

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Seventh-day Adventist Response to Same-Sex Unions–A Reaffirmation of Christian Marriage

Over the past several decades the Seventh-day Adventist Church has felt it necessary to clearly state in various ways its position in regards to marriage, the family, and human sexuality. These subjec…

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Sexuality and Reproductive Issues

Birth Control: A Seventh-day Adventist Statement of Consensus

Scientific technologies today permit greater control of human fertility and reproduction than was formerly possible. These technologies make possible sexual intercourse with the expectation of pregnan…

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Seventh-day Adventist Position Statement on Homosexuality

The Seventh-day Adventist Church recognizes that every human being is valuable in the sight of God, and we seek to minister to all men and women in the spirit of Jesus. We also believe that by God&#8…

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Statement of Consensus Concerning Female Genital Mutilation

Introduction As part of their mission to the entire world, Seventh-day Adventists have a firm commitment to provide health care that preserves and restores human wholeness. By wholeness we mean the ha…

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Statement on AIDS

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and associated conditions are spreading rapidly around the world. On the basis of statistical studies it is estimated that in the near future, in many countri…

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Statement on Ethical Considerations Regarding Human Cloning

For a number of decades, the prospect that new members of the human family might be produced by cloning was considered farfetched. Recent advances in genetic and reproductive biology, however, indicat…

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Statement on Pornography

Diverse courts and cultures may debate the definitions and consequences of pornography (the literature of sexual deviance), but on the basis of eternal principles, Seventh-day Adventists of whatever c…

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