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Which person would be best for marriages and families? 


The US Constitution (Article VI) states that "No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification any office or public trust under the United States."  


Therefore, given the way the Supreme Court has interpreted the Constitution, Mormons are not eliminated from the presidency.  


It is also true that there are no Constitutional prohibitions prohibiting a citizen from voting for or against someone because of their religious (or irreligious) beliefs.


So how should an evangelical Christian, concerned about marriage and the family, vote between Barak Obama and Mitt Romney?  


I cannot speak for all evangelicals concerned about marriage and family, but I can tell you what this one evangelical marriage and family therapist is going to do and why?  Here are some of the main principles that influence my decision.


First, if we as voters wanted to apply a religious test, we do not have a good choice religiously.  We face a painful dilemma of voting for a liberal professing Christian (Obama) with Muslim leanings or a cultist Mormon who claims to be Christian.  Unfortunately, we do not live in an ideal world; we live in a real world.  Realistically, we have only two candidates who could win the election, and we can only vote for one.  To not vote is to throw away our vote. Furthermore, even on religious grounds, a liberal Christian denies as many, or more, essential truths of the Christian faith as does a Mormon.  So, in this election any religious test as to who is more in harmony with evangelical beliefs is basically a washout.


Second, we do not live in a completely black-and-white world.  There is much grey.  We do not have a purely good or evil choice in this election.  There is both good and evil and in each choice.  Dr. Norman Geisler writes:  "In such a world, even if one were faced with a dilemma between voting for a known Devil or for a suspected witch, he should not despair.  He should vote for the suspected witch! . . . a quarter of a loaf is better than almost no loaf at all."  When both options appear to have significant evil, we ought to vote for the one which has the greater good.  For me, Romney wins on this criterion.


Three, Martin Luther once said that he would rather be ruled by a competent Turk than an incompetent Christian.  On the issue of life, it would be better to vote for a Pro-Life Mormon than a Pro-Abortion Liberal Christian.  The right to life is a basic constitutional right, and it is the only path to all the other rights.  The dead don't have any rights.  Abortion has already taken some 50 million American lives and Romney is certainly better to stop this holocaust from continuing than Obama who favors even partial birth abortions.


Fourth, there are other important issues--character.  In the character contest, from what I know of the two candidates, Romney wins on personal moral character.  His individual and political integrity appears to be much better than his rival who, contrary to expectations, has turned out to be an all-too-typical Chicago politician, evidenced by his leftist leaning appointees and questionable political tactics.


Fifth, the economy is another matter on which we may evaluate the candidates.  Which would be best for the economy, that is, to reduce the gigantic national debt and produce jobs.  Both candidates have considerable public records to review on these matters.  Most that have done that believe hands down that Romney would be the best fit for president.


Sixth, we have an important choice when it comes to the Supreme Court.  On economic, religious and moral matters, the Supreme Court is split.  Currently, there are four votes for most conservative issues and four votes for most liberal issues.  The next president can easily tip the scales by one appointment!  This may be the most crucial issues for the next president.  Applied to the Roe v. Wade abortion issue, it could turn the tide!  Obama's past reveals that he will appoint, namely, left-wing liberals.  Romney will almost certainly do better than this. I am voting for him to give our supreme court a conservative majority--this alone is worth me voting for him.


Seventh, there is the issue of Americanism.  Of all offices that require being a good American, the greatest I believe, is the presidency of the United States of America.  Though I am against blind patriotism, I want someone who makes me want to rise and sing, "I am proud to be an American!"  I personally just don't get this when Barak Obama speaks to us as Americans or to other countries when representing America.


For certain, there are other qualifications for presidency such as experience, knowledge of foreign policy, health-care, immigration policy, the environment, education, size of government, the military, the right to bear arms, private enterprise,etc.  Granted, a case can be made for Obama in some of these areas, but by my evaluation the decided advantage goes to Romney in most of these areas.  As far as I can see, Obama does not have a significant advantage in any of these areas.


As for the seven criteria listed above, the first one is a washout and Romney is the unanimous winner of the other six.  Despite my disappointment on the religious issues, and given the choice of only Romney or Obama, I have decided that a vote for Romney is the best thing I can do for the future of America.



NEXT CLINIC:  July 5-6, 2012

A 2-day clinic to learn / experience 25 Core Relational Life Skills.
 * The #1 reason marriages struggle and fail
 * One concept that stops all arguing
 * Why love is not meeting a need but the "Need Of The Moment"
 * How to heal and recover from past hurts
 * "Top 12 Needs Of Men And Women"
 * How to recover from infidelity
 * Learn essential lifestyle disciplines
 * How to communicate desires and hurts without provoking anger
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This is a group event but you never share your 'stuff' 
with the group. You learn 25 skills and then privately communicate with your partner. The only person you have to talk with is your spouse! 


2-Day Marriage Clinics are held on the first Thursday / Friday of every month from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm.  The 2012 schedule is:  


May 3-4

Sep 6-7


Jun 7-8

Oct 4-5


Jul 5-6

Nov 1-2


Aug 2-3

Dec 6-7

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Contact Information:

Phone: (832) 358-0900   

3-Day Accelerated Marriage Counseling



 REGISTER NOW for 3-Day AMC           


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This is the fastest way to marital harmony!  Give us 3-days and you will experience the marriage you always dreamed of!



See 13 Reasons Accelerated Counseling is better than 1-hr sessions



You will learn: 


* The #1 reason marriages struggle and fail

* One concept that stops all arguing

* Why love is not meeting a need but the "Need Of The Moment"

* How to heal and recover from past hurts

* "Top 12 Needs of Men and Women"

* How to recover from infidelity

* Learn essential life style disciplines

* Get to the root of addictions

* How to communicate desires and hurts without provoking anger

* See more topics


Completely private: you, your partner and the counselor only.  No group sessions are included. 


Call to schedule. 


Phone: (832) 358-0900



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Terry Elkins MA
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To schedule individual counseling please contact Terry at:

Phone:  (832) 358-0900
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(Katy Freeway@ Beltway 8)

10575 Katy Freeway, Suite 315
Houston, TX 77024-1012


About Karl Elkins, LPC, ThM, MA, CSC, BCPCC, DAPAAboutKarlElkins Karl Pic

Karl has 26 years of counseling experience
having seen over 3500 clients and is an Adjunct Instructor at College of Biblical Studies teaching Marriage and Family courses. He is Founder and President of Christway Counseling Center P.C. specializing in marriage and family counseling. He earned a Master's degree in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Master's degree in Counseling from Colorado Christian University. He was formerly on staff with Intimate Life Ministries and director of a Houston Minirth-Meier New Life Clinic. He is married to Terry Elkins and has two grown children.
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If you schedule for the 2-Day Marriage Clinic by 4:30 p.m. 15 days before the event, save $60 off the regular registration price.

Coupon does not need to be printed or presented and the offer is transferable. Share this discount with friends and families that might benefit from the 2-Day Marriage Clinic.

Offer expires each month at 4:30 pm 15 days before next 2-Day Marriage Clinic