DanceAndMarriage is dedicated to one of the greatest causes of all: helping to build strong families, relationships, and marriages with the Bible as a guidebook and Ballroom Dancing as a metaphor.
In this site, along with our Facebook, twitter, and other feeds, we encourage, inform, and discuss the greatest of relationships, marriage. We provide blog posts, book references, and many other resources to help you on this marvelous journey. And not to leave out Ballroom Dancing – the greatest of all sports metaphors to illustrate the ideas of marriage and relationships, and something to provide great recreation and enjoyment.
This is not a marriage counseling site, it is a marriage education site. It is designed to help you make the right decisions in your relationships and marriage. If you feel your marriage is in serious trouble, we encourage you to seek professional and Biblical guidance from a professional.
The Biblical Reasons
It’s important to understand the reasons and justifications for what we do. The advice we give should be based on sound Biblical concepts, not just “human viewpoint” or “feel good advice”. We believe that marriage between a man and a woman is a Divine Institution, meant for the good of the human race. Therefor it works for everyone, not just Christians. But since God came up with it, and wrote the book on it, it works better when He is at the center of it. Here are some of the primary reasons we are doing this:
Conduct of marriage:
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it…Ephesians 5:25
Teaching the younger generation:
…speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine Titus 2:1-8
Hear my son, and accept my sayings…; Proverbs 4:10 27
Marriage is between a man and a woman:
..And the Lord God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken for the man, and brought her to the man. And the man said “this is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother and shall cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh…Genesis 2:22-24
The good wife:
He who finds a wife finds a good thing Proverbs 18:22; 31
The goodness of love:
If I speak with the tongues of men and angels, but do not have love…1 Corinthians 13
About the “Millennial Generation” :
Let no one look down on your youthfulness…1 Timothy 4:12
Rejoice, young man, during your childhood… Ecclesiastes 11:9
Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth…Ecclesiastes 12:1
How can a young man keep his way pure…Psalm 119:9
My wife Sheila and I have been married for over 45 years, and been dancing together over 10. But at my age, I’ve had to decide where I’m going with Ballroom Dancing. I don’t have the years or finances ahead of me to become serious about competition (it’s an expensive sport), and frankly, I’m not that interested in it. Neither do I have the desire to burn off the next several years buying lessons and dancing socially with no real goal. So I’ve examined my strengths and desires to see what works, and found I have several things working in my favor:
- A strong Christian faith, with good training
- A wonderful wife and marriage
- I’m a good dance teacher
- I have strong desire to help younger couples in their journey through relationships, love, and marriage
- I have a strong belief in the “Millenial” generation – their potential, their goodness, and their future
With these in mind, I decided that the future for me holds the mission of using these things to reach out to younger couples to encourage them, guide them, and tell them about one two of God’s greatest gifts – salvation in Jesus Christ, and marriage. My preferred method for this is using Ballroom Dancing as a metaphor because it fits so well. And it’s FUN!
In today’s world, we have more opportunity than ever before to get this good news into the hands of those who are hungry for it. We invite you to follow us in several ways, including:
- Websites such as this (and others)
- Social Media
- Face-to-face dance classes that teach and illustrate the Biblical principles
- Printed media