Cohabitating Couples

Marriage Ministry Conference 2015


In this 20-minute session from the 2015 Marriage Ministry Conference, Scott Kedersha, Director of Singles and a pastor to engaged and seriously dating couples at Watermark Community Church, urges church leaders to shepherd cohabitating couples and show them the dangers of living together before marriage. 


Which of Scott’s points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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Cohabitation seems to make sense to couples both inside and outside the Church. Scott shared several dangers to the phenomenon, though, and challenged leaders to join him in the fight against it. As you consider the cohabitating couples in your congregation, think about the reasons why you believe their living together is hurtful to them in the long run. Spend some time in prayer for them so that you might have wisdom in your conversations and interactions.

For more information about the Marriage Ministry Conference, visit marriageministryconference.com.