Pablo Martinez

Pablo Martinez was a European Leadership Forum steering committee member for more than 10 years. He currently works as a psychiatrist at a private practice in Barcelona. He has also developed a wide ministry as a counsellor and itinerant speaker. He has been a plenary Bible teacher in more than 30 countries. He served as one of the vice-presidents of the International Christian Medical and Dental Association (ICMDA). He filled the role of President of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (1999-2009) and Professor of Pastoral Psychology at the Spanish Theological Seminary for seven years. His books have been published in 14 languages. His most recent works (to be launched in summer 2018) are Mad or God?: Jesus, the Healthiest Mind of All (Inter-Varsity Press, England, co-authored with Prof. Andrew Sims) and Take Care of Yourself: Survive and Thrive in Ministry (Hendrickson Publishers & Lausanne Movement). For more information see


2018 Forum Sessions

Afternoon Workshops

Solid Love in a Liquid Society: Nourishing Your Marriage

How can we feed our relationship so that our marriage will work well? Can the flame of love be reignited?  Z. Baumann, a brilliant analyst of our times, talks about a ‘liquid society’ where nothing remains in place steadily, everything changes capriciously. Unfortunately, this trend affects family life also. There is a ‘liquid love’, a light, fragile, superficial kind of love. It is fleeting as an emotion, adaptable as liquid.  There is, however, another type of love contrasting with the “liquid love”. It is a love that puts out the fire of conflict, a love which acts as an antidote against cooling, “a love that never fails” (1 Cor. 13:8).  It is the solid love which goes beyond the ups and downs of all human relationships and becomes an anchor in times of storm. To examine the very nature of such love is the goal of this workshop.


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