To be human is to be in relationship; with God and with one another. And when it comes to the Christian faith, the major arenas for spiritual formation are all relational. In fact, the reality is that both holiness and sin find their ultimate expressions in our relational networks. In light of this, it becomes crucially important to think biblically about all relationships and especially marriage, which is the most intimate of all relationships. Listen to these messages in which Sunder Krishnan unpacks God’s blueprint for marriage and singlehood.

Session 1: Singles and the Kingdom of God

In this message, Pastor Sunder develops a biblical theology of singlehood and calls singles and marrieds to a mutual partnership in advancing God’s Kingdom.

Session 2: Blueprint for Marriage

Marriage is rooted in mission and is a covenantal relationship, requiring whole person intimacy. This intimacy in marriage is pursued simultaneously with intimacy with God.

session 3: The battle of the Sexes

What went wrong at The Fall? Fear, guilt, shame and counterattack have made the pursuit of intimacy a real challenge but God hasn't changed His plans.

Session 4: Battling Anger

Blessed are the meek. Meekness is the control of anger; being angry at the things that anger the heart of God and letting Him defend your rights.

Bonus: How to Pray for your Kids

Shyamala Krishnan shares from practical experience about how to pray for your children.



Pastor Sunder was born in India and grew up in the capital city of New Delhi. He is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology and received his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the MIT and worked with Atomic Energy of Canada.

He became a pastor in 1980, retiring in 2016. Sunder and his wife, Shyamala, have been married since 1971. They have two grown children, Vijay and Sheila, and six grandchildren.