Shepherding the Heart
Marriage and Family Conference
With Tedd Tripp
March 27-March 28, 2020
The Shepherding the Heart Marriage and Family Conference provides a framework for understanding the callings of each member of the family. The focus is on the power of the gospel to transform each family member from the inside out.
Dr. Tripp will also explain what God’s Word says pertaining to the roles of husbands, wives, and children, as well parents in relation to their children.
For more information and to register,
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Getting to the Heart of Family Life
The heart is the well-spring of life. The things we say and do have their origin in the heart. One of the primary uses of the Bible is to help us to understand our hearts. Subtle unrecognized idols of the heart frequently lie beneath some of our most difficult family issues. Our goal is a deepened understanding of the heart and greater insight into the power and enablement of the gospel.
8:00 – 8:15 p.m. Break
8:15 – 9:15 p.m. What Is a Family?
The Christian family is a theological learning center where God’s glory is on display. It is a sociological learning center where children learn to live with and love others. It is a redemptive learning center where parents stand in solidarity with their children as people who sin, are sinned against and must experience the grace of redemption working within.
8:30-9:00 a.m. Simple Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Husbands, Love Your Wives
In a word, a husband is called to love his wife, to love her like Christ loves the church. In this session we will explore the implications of this self-sacrificing love, identify why it is so hard for men to do and see how the gospel empowers men for such love.
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 – 11:15 Wives, Respect Your Husbands
Wives are to respect their husbands. Husbands need respect like wives need love. We will investigate why the command is to respect rather than to love and the particular challenges for a wife who desires to respect her husband.
11:00-11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Children, Honor Your Parents
Children honor their parents by living joyfully under authority. Parents have the opportunity not to demand obedience, but to provide rich foundations of thought and understanding that make sense of children spending their youth and teen years just like Jesus did.
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch from Chick-Fil-A (Provided in the Price of Registration)
1:30-2:30 p.m. Parents, Shepherd Your Children
The role of parents is not just managing and controlling the children – it is nurture. We are called to shepherd them, to help them to understand themselves and their need for grace as well as understanding how the grace of the gospel enable us to love as people who love God and love others.