Helping Marriages & Families Thrive
TONY & SHOLA PETERS
Rock Solid Marriages is a Christian ministry dedicated to helping marriages and families thrive. We provide God-centred resources to help couples build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design. We also support families as they seek to teach their children about God and His beautiful design for the family.
Rock Solid Marriages seek to give parents tools to train their children and protect them from the negative influences of culture so that they can make a greater difference in the lives of those around them.
No matter who you are or what challenges you may be facing, we will endeavour to seek out the best resources on the market to help.
Rock Solid Marriages are passionate about the family because:
- We believe that all people have infinite value because of their Creator - regardless of sex, age, education, ability or appearance.
- We believe that marriage is the foundation of family life, and that God’s designed marriage to be a relationship where both husband and wife are committed to loving and caring for each another for the duration of their life.
- We believe children are a gift from God, and thrive best in a home where both mother and father are committed to raising them with love, intention, and care.
- We believe sex is given by God as an expression of love to be shared and enjoyed exclusively between a husband and wife.
- We believe that Christians have a responsibility to support and promote truth and social policies that improves the strength and health of the family, as God designed.
- And we believe that parents should aspire to model for their children how to humbly follow the teachings Jesus Christ at home and in the community.
We believe that the purpose of life is to know God, glorify Him as God in our lives, and make Him known in our world - through an authentic relationship with His Son, Jesus Christ. This purpose is lived out first within our own families then extended, in love, to an increasingly broken and dysfunctional world that desperately needs Him.
Lots of Love,
Rev. Tony & Shola Peters
(NB: Unfortunately, at this time, we can’t do one-to-one counselling to members of the public as my wife and I are currently engaged as the Senior Ministers of our local Church.)
Christian views on marriage typically regard marriage as instituted and ordained by God for the lifelong relationship between one man as husband and one woman as wife, and is to be "held in honor among all...."[Heb. 13:4] Most Christian authorities and bodies consider it the most intimate of human relationships, a gift from God and a sacred institution. Jesus, the founder of Christianity, underscored the importance and sacredness of lifelong marriage in his own teachings. He said that in marriage "'the two will become one flesh'. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore
what God has joined together, let no one separate."
A Non-Quitter’s Solemn Confession
I AM STANDING FOR THE HEALING OF MY MARRIAGE!... I will not give up, give in, give out or give over 'til that healing takes place. I made a vow, I said the words, I gave the pledge, I gave a ring, I took a ring, I gave myself, I trusted GOD, and said the words, and meant the words... in sickness and in health, in sorrow and in joy, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in good times and in bad...so I am standing NOW, and will not sit down, let down, slow down, calm down, fall down, look down or be down 'til the breakdown is torn down!
I refuse to put my eyes on outward circumstances, or listen to prophets of doom, or buy into what is trendy, worldly, popular, convenient, easy, quick, thrifty, or advantageous... nor will I settle for a cheap imitation of God's real thing, nor will I seek to lower God's standard, twist God's will, rewrite God's word, violate God's covenant, or accept what God hates, namely divorce!
In a world of filth, I will stay pure; surrounded by lies I will speak the truth; where hopelessness abounds, I will hope in God: where revenge is easier, I will bless instead of curse; and where the odds are stacked against me, I will trust in God's faithfulness.
I am a STANDER and not a Quitter. I will not acquiesce, compromise, quarrel or quit. I have made the choice, set my face, entered the race, believed the Word, and trusted God for the right outcome.
I will allow neither the reaction of my spouse, nor the urging of my friends, nor the advice of my loved ones, nor economic hardship, nor the prompting of the enemy to make me let up, slow up, blow up, or give up 'til my marriage is healed.
- Author Unknown
Love is patient. Love is kind. Love does not envy. Love does not boast. Love is not proud. Love is not rude. Love is not self-seeking. Love is not easily angered. Love keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil. Love rejoices with the truth. Love always protects. Love always trusts. Love always hopes. Love always perseveres. Love never fails...
(1 Corinthians 13:4-8.)