Have you ever thought of marriage as a “life issue?” If you haven’t, guests Jonathan and Christa Petzold, are here to convince you that it is. Authors of the newest CPH release, Male & Female: Embracing Your Role in God’s Design, Rev. Jonathan and his wife Christa join this episode to talk about God’s unique design for marriage. Are the roles God assigned to Adam and Eve in the garden still relevant to marriages today? What does a biblical marriage look like in today’s modern world? What’s the secret to a healthy marriage? Get answers to these and other questions in Episode 9!
Find Male & Female: Embracing Your Role in God’s Design by Rev. Jonathan and Christa Petzold at books.cph.org/male-female-embracing-your-role-in-gods-design. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and learn more about LCMS Life Ministry at lcms.org/life.
Bio: Rev. Jonathan and Christa Petzold are the authors of Male and Female: Embracing Your Role in God’s Design, published by Concordia Publishing House, July 2021. Jonathan holds an MDiv from Concordia Seminary Saint Louis and serves as Senior Pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Roselle, Illinois. Christa has an MA in Theology from Concordia University Irvine. She works as a stay-at-home mother, homeschooling their four children. Jonathan and Christa have been married since 2010 and enjoy learning and teaching God’s Word together. They also love coffee, Star Wars, traveling, and quiet evenings at home.
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