60 Years Ago Today!

Happy Anniversary Jay and Betty Jane Adams. Here are just a few of the greetings we have received:

I’m a trainee pastor in a small church in the UK and I’ve been following the INS course for the last 18 months or so. How have you helped me? When a guy got kicked out of his house by his wife, I knew what do to. When a couple were literally screaming at each other, I knew how to bring Christ into that situation. When another guy was struggling with porn, I knew what scriptures to apply to give him hope. Without you and your writings, I would have spent the next 20 years trying to figure this stuff out on my own. And (except by the grace of God), I would have left a trail of destruction behind me. Thank you.    Jon Mason

Jay’s personal counsel is one of the reasons I entered the ministry almost 40 years ago. His writings are the primary reason I’ve been able to help people during those years. While I do not know the extent I am confident his marriage has contributed to my ministry. With thanks and congratulations!  Larry R Bunton

Congratulations on 60 years of marriage! God has blessed in many ways, and we thank the Lord for both of you. Jay, thank you for the influence you’ve had in my life as a Christian, a husband, a dad, a pastor, and a counselor.  Betty, thank you for freeing up your husband at times to go and speak at conferences I attended, or to write books that I’ve read.  I trust God to continue to bless your marriage and your ministry to many other people.     Mark Dutton

60 years –  congratulations.  Betty, I think you ought to get an award for perseverance!!!  May God bless you in the remaining years He gives you and may they be many.  Jay, thank you for the influence and help you have been to me personally over the years.  I pray that those of us who are the second generation (even though older now) may be faithful to  the end.  Thank you for your testimony over the years.  May you keep pressing on to the extent God allows both physically and mentally (Phil 3:12).      Craig Rowe

60 years of marriage Wow!!! What a legacy. Thank you Dr. Adams for the inspiring study of your Institute I just completed. It took me 3 years to do it but it was worth it. Your life is a great testimony to the faithfulness of the Word of God and its application. Your study forced me into the Scriptures and that is what I liked the most. God bless you!    Scott Laws

Congratulations on your 60th wedding anniversary!  What a gift from God you two have been to the body of Christ and to those of us who counsel others. I hope you enjoy the day. I will always be in your debt for teaching me the principles of Biblical counseling.  God bless you as you continue to serve Him on the blog!    Charlie Hodges

Congratulations Jay and Betty Jane. My wife and I along with at least 15 other people from our church have recently completed the INS course curriculum.  It was an amazing study that has brought us closer to the Lord in our christian walk.  You have taught us so much about God’s Word and the power it has in our everyday lives.  We tend to overlook the Bible and drift away from how much it really teaches us on how to live our lives as Christians.  Thank You for your ministry with INS and also the many books that you have written about the Christian life and specifically about Christian Counseling.  God has used your ministry in amazing ways and I would like to personally thank you for your writings and ministry.    Nick Wolcyn

Happy Anniversary! I graduated from RBCTI this year! I was so pleased and beyond blessed to be apart of such a God honoring institution. How lucky we were in year one that you, Dr. Adams, we able to teach most every Monday night. I am working toward my certification now, and you all prepared us well! Thank you for your service and dedication!    Emily Gold

I want to wish you a very happy anniversary. Thanks for the years of faithful ministry. As a pastor of a Baptist church, a certified NANC counselor, I must say that I have benefited most from your work on expository preaching. As much as I enjoy and need your works on counseling, your work on preaching has most aided me over the past 20 years. Thanks again, and may the Lord bless you, and I am thankful for the 60 years you have labored faithfully with the wife of your youth.    Daniel Michael

As you celebrate your 60th I know that your greatest joy is in knowing that God has used you to minister His grace to thousands. I know that my ministry and that of Mary’s would not have been as complete in Christ as it has been if it was not for God’s grace working through both of you. Thank you for being available to Him and a blessing to us all.    Bob Somerville

First and foremost, congratulations!  One can say, you’ve used the right “glue” over the years. I also wanted to express my gratitude to you, Jay, for all of your teaching and writings.  I’ve been a student of the Institute for the past 3 yrs., and am currently on the last course to completion.  I’ve learned so much, and am willing to keep learning to be that “skilled craftsman,” you spoke of in your lessons.    Maria Cryan

Congratulations on 60 years of marriage! I’m a current Institute for Nouthetic Studies correspondence student and have been greatly helped by studying under you Jay. I so appreciate your dedication to the Word and how you have clearly showed how to use the Word in counseling. I have grown spiritually myself and have been much better equipped to counsel as a result of your teaching. Betty Jane I’m sure you have enhanced Jay’s life and ability to accomplish so much by being an excellent helper.  Thank you both for your service to our awesome God!    Cheryl Glow

I thank God very muchbecause He allowed me to meet your ministry and teaching, through your books. In the darkest time of my life I have received biblical hope through your books. Nouthetic Counseling has been a blessing for me, my family and our congregation. Marriages in our congregation have been restored, lives have been saved from death. It has really changed the course of our lives.  Thank you very much beloved brother, because you remain an instrument of blessing to many like us around the world. I would like to be present and give you a hug in person, but one day I will see you and do it, here or in Heaven.    Gerardo Castrejon, A Mexican happy student of the Institute for Nouthetic Studies.

Happy 60th anniversary Jay and Betty! You don’t know what an inspiration your marriage and ministry has been for us. From your wedding sermon to us Jay, your straight to the point practical writing in your books, and the knowledge of what you stand for. Evy and I just read Marriage Divorce and Remarriage, and were able to use the info and biblical refs to help a young couple reconsider their actions in the process of divorce. So God bless you both, and thanks.     Bob and Evy Smith

Heartfelt congratulations as you celebrate 60 years of marriage.  Thank you for friendship, unconditional love, and Godly example that encourages us to be who God wants us to be.   May you enjoy all the blessings of happiness you so richly deserve.    Fred and Lynn Parker

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