Pastoral Ministry Programs in Spring 2013
PASTM 390-01: Special Topics: Marriage in Age of Narcissism
Saturday, March 23, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fourth Floor Board Room
1 credit hour
Instructor: Troy Martin
This seminar investigates the effect that the narcissism epidemic is having on Christian marriages. If first describes the Narcissistic Personality and how it contributes to toxic marriages. It then examines how the Bible and the Churches position on divorce have sometimes been used to preserve these toxic marriages and prevent innocent spouses from leaving narcissistic partners. This seminar will explain the circumstance in which a spouse may seek a divorce or annulment and what strategies a spouse who decides to remain in the marriage will need to survive a narcissist. This seminar is for anyone interested in the dynamics of narcissism and its influences on marital relationships.