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The Value of Video

Several hundred of us are eavesdropping on a heated discussion.

Once again a husband and wife are using strong words to describe the broken-down state of their marriage. As the anger subsides, they find themselves asking, "Is it enough to stay together just for the kids?"

We feel their pain. We sense their dilemma. Their question isn't simply theoretical, it's personal. We know it's a question countless couples have asked. Maybe we've asked it ourselves.

This scene from the movie Mrs. Doubtfire led our congregation into a biblical presentation of the proper "glue" for a lasting marriage. It's one reason we use video regularly in our church.

The visual advantage

We use video in five primary ways.

Education. Recently our congregation made the transition from a smaller multi-purpose room to a larger auditorium. To prepare people for this adjustment, a change-management expert in our congregation prepared a video illustrating the three stages of transition.

The first stage, grieving the loss of the ...

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