As a former pastor of 35 years and a crisis marriage counselor, I have shared the amazing power of grace and hope from the timeless truths of God's Word. I would love to partner with your ministry team to create an inspiring event where your people are encouraged in their Christian faith and refreshed in their marriages. Whether a Sunday morning or retreat setting, I specialize in marriage ministry with the following topics:
Watch Samples of Russ' Teaching
How Good Marriages Slowly Go BadAll marriages face challenges along the way. Russ combines his experience in pastoral counseling with proven marriage ministry tools to help you people find support and encouragement while gaining fresh insights for strengthening their marriage. From a Tune Up to a Tourniquet, these messages explore how to stop relational drift and practical steps to restore intimacy and commitment.
Emotionally Healthy SpiritualityBuilding on Dr.Peter Scazzer's work by the same title, this workshop explores the connection between our emotional maturity and spiritual health. Understanding the roadblocks to Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, like unresolved conflict, family of origin issues allow grace and forgiveness to be explored as major themes in our continued spiritual and relational growth. Russ unpacks the keys to becoming an emotionally healthy adult Christian and the Biblical principles needed to make lasting changes in your life and relationships.
Moving From Good to Great in Your MarriageA fast paced, humor filled five session interactive series suitable for a marriage enrichment weekend or retreat that explores the 3 major reasons for marital satisfaction, the radical freedom of forgiveness, the difference between a covenant and contract marriage and exchanging a tourist mindset for a pilgrim mentality.
"...had a great time and look forward to using the tools that God gave us through you! I wanted to say so much more in the reflection time but was so nervous... Thank you for everything! " a 2016