Meet Perry & Dianne...

 

 

Perry and Dianne Dodge help people enjoy healthy relationships. Having conducted nearly 20,000 counseling meetings as licensed psychotherapists, they deliver hopeful, helpful messages born not from theory, but from proven experience of what really works. Audiences enjoy their approachable, animated, immensely practical speaking style.

The Dodges have served as column writers for Marriage Magazine, hosted The Marriage Minute (a live radio segment) and have been featured on NBC's KSDK Newschannel 5 and Bott Radio Network . They are the authors of the forthcoming books The Married Man's Field Manual and The Second Look: When a Man Looks Twice It May Not Mean What You Think.

Perry has degrees from Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Saint Louis University, while Dianne is a graduate of Harding University and the University of Texas. They have been married thirteen years and enjoy spending time with their two daughters.


 

 

 

Statement of Faith:


We Believe...

God:

God is the Father of all creation. He is the only one true God. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, and present everywhere. God is faithful to His promises and is unchanging—He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. God loves each person unconditionally. God is love.

Scripture: Acts 17:24-28; 1 John 4:8; John 5: 19-24; Ephesians 1:3-6; Luke 10:21-22.

Jesus:

Jesus is God’s only Son and was in the beginning with God. He became flesh and walked on the earth among men, living a perfect sinless life. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and was born to a virgin. We believe in the perfect example of His ministry and teaching. He is the source of abundant life. Jesus willingly gave His life on the cross as a sacrifice for human sin. Through His shed blood He has redeemed all who believe in Him. Jesus rose from the dead on the third day and ascended into Heaven to sit at the right hand of His Father. He is the one and only true path to God. Jesus will return someday to earth to reign.

Scripture: John 3:16; John 1:1-14: Matthew 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:15; Romans 5:6-8; John 13:14-15; Romans 3:23-25; John 20; Acts 1:9-11; Titus 2:13; 1 Peter 2:21-23; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.

Holy Spirit:

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit). He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides a Christian with guidance and power to walk in God’s perfect plan for his or her life. He is described in Scripture as the Helper, Comforter, Convicter, Teacher, Reminder, Healer, and Provider of Power. He provides a Christian with guidance and power in walking in God’s perfect plan for his or her life.

Scripture: John 16:5-15, 14:16-17, 3:3-7; Galatians 5:22-26; Matthew 28:19; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 4:30; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16, 6:19.

The Bible:

The Bible is without error and is the fully inspired word of God. It is not the product of human inspiration or intellect; it is God-breathed. Scripture is the ultimate authority in all matters of life.

Scripture: 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:16; John 20:31.

Sin and Salvation:

God created man in His own image. Sadly, man sinned and as a result faces physical and spiritual death. This causes separation from God. All human beings are born with a sinful nature and are in need of a Savior. Those who confess their sin and turn from it, and trust in Jesus Christ and accept His forgiveness, are saved from condemnation. It is by grace that people are saved—it is a gift from God and nothing can be done to earn it. After salvation, one becomes a new person, is united with God through Jesus, and receives eternal life in Heaven.

Scripture: Genesis 1:26-27, 3:1-6, 5:1-2; Romans 5:12-14, 3:23, 5:19, 8:1; John 5:24, 3:16; James 1:14-15; Acts 4:12, 16:31; Ephesians 2:8-9.

Eternity:

We are convinced that all who have died will be brought back from beyond—believers to everlasting communion with God, and unbelievers to everlasting separation from God.

Scripture: Revelation 20:4-6, 11-15; John 5:25-29, 11:25-26, 14:3; Mark 14:62; Acts 1:11; 1 Corinthians 4:5, 15:51-57; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.

Christian Living:

We believe a Christ-follower should live to bring glory to God. One should love and serve Him, and be a channel of His love to flow out and serve other people. One should seek to grow in closeness and maturity in relationship with Jesus. Pursuing daily Bible reading and prayer are essential ingredients for Christian living.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:31; Philippians 4:8; 1 Peter 4:7; Romans 12:1-3; Hebrews 12:1-2; John 14:15, 15:12; 2 Corinthians 9:6-9; Colossians 1:9-10.