by Jeff Strite

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The Interview (3 of 4)
Series: The Guard Rails of Life
Jeff Strite
Ephesians 5:21-33

For the Valentine's Day Weekend, in place of a sermon we held an interview on stage with 3 of our solid couples from the congregation (3 in each of our two services). Since the Apostle Paul told Timothy and Titus that Elders must be good husbands and fathers we believe there's a high value in upholding solid marriages before the rest of the congregation.

The stage was set up with 6 chairs and 3 mikes to be used by the participants. I stood off to one side as I asked the questions. The questions were chosen ahead of time and shared with the couples (so they would have time to consider their answers) and I started each question with a different couple.

The first service consists mainly of older families and individuals so the 3 couples chosen for that worship time were about their age. However, the 2nd service consists of a wide range of age groups and so I selected a couple in their mid-20s (married for 6 years), another couple in their 40s and a third couple in their 70's. Two of the couples in the first service were Elders and their wives, one of the couples in the 2nd service was an Elder and his wife.

The questions listed below yielded interesting insights. Not all of them prayed together regularly (they admitted wi ...

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