Married for 30+ years, Richard & Reesie Tomlin are a Certified Marriage Mentor Couple.
The Mission of Imparting Wisdom Ministries is to provide resources and training for Christian couples and families in order to strengthen, encourage, and equip them to glorify God in their relationships and everyday life.
Through marriage conferences, weekly small group studies, and couple-to-couple marriage mentoring, we strive to help build marriages on a Biblical foundation.
Why Is Marriage Ministry Important?
God is the author of the marriage relationship. The institution of marriage goes all the way back to the beginning of God’s creation when he formed Adam from the dust of the ground and then formed Eve from one of Adam’s ribs. God ordained marriage as a covenant relationship between one man and one woman. It is the only relationship that God has designed for sexual expression, and marriage is the firmest foundation for building a family.
Today, the institution of marriage is under assault more than ever before. Due to unrealistic expectations, and the lack of a Christian foundation and training, the current divorce rate is around 50%. Marriage is a lifetime commitment that should be entered into prayerfully with open eyes and understanding. Research has shown that couples who receive at least 8 hours of premarital training are 30% less likely to get divorced, and 80% of couples who received premarital training stayed together.
Even couples who have been married 20, 30, 40+ years are divorcing at an increasingly alarming rate. Many of these marriages can be saved and strengthened through seminars and small group studies that focus on maintaining a strong, loving relationship and communicating well with your spouse. Through love and dedication first to God and then to each other, marriage can be joyful, loving, and a great adventure together.
Christian Education Ministry
Having homeschooled our own children from elementary through high school, and later managing and teaching at a local Christian academy, we have 20+ years of experience working in Christian Education.
Through Christian Education seminars, workshops, and training sessions, we will endeavor to equip parents and churches with the information and resources necessary to train up their children in the way they should go.
Why Is Christian Education Important?
Our society is less and less Christian every day, and our children are bombarded with counter-Christian messages based on a foundation of secular humanism. An hour of Sunday school per week and youth group activities are not enough. Research has shown that youth are leaving the Church in alarming numbers due to the lack of solid, biblical instruction and discipleship. Parents are responsible before God for the proper education and upbringing of their children.
Invite Us To Speak
We would be happy to speak at your church or event on the topics of Marriage and/or Christian Education. For more information, please visit our Speaking page to submit an inquiry.