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The Premarital Counseling Handbook

Author: H. Norman Wright
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 1575675862
Size: 77.89 MB
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In any endeavor, dreams and goals not backed by concrete plans and preparations can result in failure. And marriage is no exception, claims H. Norman Wright. In fact, without solid planning and forethought by engaged couples, we will surely see a continuation of the startling divorce rate among Christians and non-Christians alike. On the other hand, thorough premarital counseling and preparation can result in lifelong marriages that are fulfilling and God honoring. That's where the church comes in. More and more churches are realizing that their responsibility lies not only in pronouncing men and women 'husband and wife,' but also in making sure the proper foundation is laid so that marriages have a better chance of standing strong under pressure. Since its introduction in 1977 as Premarital Counseling, this book has been used by literally thousands of churches throughout the country as both a guide and reference tool. Now Dr. Wright has added new material to cover some perplexing issues that have come into prominence only recently. Among those special concerns are: Interracial marriages Second marriages Marriages of persons from dysfunctional families Writing for both pastors and other premarital counselors, H. Norman Wright sets you at ease about the counseling process, even if you've had only limited counseling experience. As the author of the popular Before You Say I Do and numerous other books on marriage, H. Norman Wright documents in The Premarital Counseling Handbook methods hat have proved successful. These will help insure that the marriages performed in your church will resist the pressures that are destroying today's married couples.

The Premarital Counseling Handbook

Author: H. Norman Wright
Publisher: Moody Pub
ISBN: 9780802463821
Size: 42.91 MB
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Wright encourages pastors to take very seriously the premarital counseling process and shows them step-by-step how to conduct counseling sessions that will reap rewards long after the ceremony is over and the confetti is swept away.

Premarital And Remarital Counseling

Author: Robert F. Stahmann
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
ISBN: 9780787908454
Size: 67.89 MB
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The definitive guide to premarital counseling This is the best premarital counseling guide I have seen in more than three decades in the family therapy and family life education fields. -- William C. Nichols, editor, Contemporary Family Therapy Following the success of the first two editions of this book, the authors updated their indispensable guide on the process and content of premarital counseling. In this revised edition, they have added important information about issues in the forefront today: remarriage, the blended or step-family, intergroup marriages, and younger and older couples. Filled with practical and effective hands-on questionnaires and instruments that have been newly revised and widely tested by the authors, this book is written to meet the needs of a range of professionals, including clergy and clinicians in social work, psychology, counseling, and marriage and family therapy.

Marrying Well

Author: Elena Lesser Bruun
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393705942
Size: 10.73 MB
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Meeting the challenges and complexities of modern coupling. Therapists who do not specialize in premarital counseling are often called on to provide this therapy, or they may wish to expand into this field. Two therapists with decades of experience offer an overview of the basics of premarital counseling and the most common issues presented by premarital couples in therapy.

Before You Say I Do

Author: H. Norman Wright
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736931066
Size: 38.98 MB
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Over 500,000 copies sold! Couples will explore how to clarify role expectations, establish a healthy sexual relationship, handle finances, and acquire a solid understanding of how to develop a biblical relationship.

Right From The Start

Author: David Frisbie
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press
ISBN: 9780834126039
Size: 39.41 MB
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Right From the Start: A Pastor's Guide to Premarital Counseling is a guide for pastors and counselors to help couples prepare for and succeed in married life.

The Funeral And Wedding Handbook

Author: Robert Blair
Publisher: CSS Publishing
ISBN: 0788018825
Size: 67.26 MB
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If you're looking for a planning resource to help you deal with funerals and weddings, this book is worth its weight in gold. Pastors are repeatedly called on to perform these ceremonies in an infinite variety of circumstances, yet there's no one-size-fits-all service, so it's a constant challenge to come up with meaningful and appropriate material that witnesses to the Lord's power. In this book an experienced minister shares a wealth of ideas that help you tailor services to individual needs, making these complicated occasions ones of impact and success for your ministry. The Funeral And Wedding Handbook shows you how to ... * Deal with difficult funerals ... suicides, infants, non-Christians, and many more * Effectively comfort the hurting * Plan memorable weddings from premarital counseling to the recessional march * Be prepared for the overlooked details and unexpected events that often arise during funeral and wedding services Robert Blair's book stands alone as a comprehensive resource for both ministers and caregivers. Though systematic, the book is filled with examples from Blair's 40-plus years in the ministry, which makes the book dynamic, credible, and filled with wisdom. Underlying this work is Blair's humble, but all-encompassing devotion to Christ. An essential resource for all involved in funerals and weddings, this book is one of a kind. Mike Inman Chaplain, Hospice of Siouxland Sioux City, Iowa I have found Robert Blair's The Funeral And Wedding Handbook to be very helpful. It is well-written, informative, practical, and contemporary for today's minister. It is a great resource book, both for students preparing for ministry and those who have for many years served the Lord's people during these very important stages in life. Having this book is like having a good friend who's always ready to answer the how to and what to questions that come up in these situations. I highly recommend it to all ministers. Ron Bontrager Instructor, Sunset International Bible Institute Lubbock, Texas For 28 years, Robert Blair pastored the Church of Christ in Hollywood, California. A graduate of Pepperdine University (B.A., M.A.), Blair now resides in Cleghorn, Iowa. His writings have appeared in Leadership and Leadership Handbooks of Practical Theology.

Essentials Of Premarital Counseling

Author: Sandra Levy Ceren
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
ISBN: 1932690662
Size: 37.30 MB
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This hands-on guide addresses conflict resolution; uses introspective quizzes to expose more of couples' inner lives, and suggests ways to change bad habits which threaten the viability of the relationship.