Premarital Counseling Handbook
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...
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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.
Dr. H. Norman Wright is one of America's most prominent Christian counselors. He is a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist. Dr. Wright is a graduate of Westmont College, Fuller Theological Seminary (M.R.E.), Pepperdine University (M.A.). He has written numerous best-selling books on Communication, Family and Parenting. His titles include Communication: Key to Your Marriage; Always Daddy's Girl; Quiet Times for Couples; The Power of a Parent's Words and the Premarital Counseling Handbook. Dr. Wright is currently on the faculty of the Talbot School of Theology and was the former director of their Graduate Department of Marriage, Family and Child Counseling.
- :<div><p>1.&#160;marriage Today / 7</p><p>2.&#160;a Survey Of Premarital Programs / 21</p><p>3.&#160;helping To Take The Risk Out Of Mate Selection / 37</p><p>4.&#160;dysfunctional Family Background And The Engaged Couple / 59</p><p>5.&#160;goals Of Premarital Counseling / 75</p><p>6.&#160;strategies In Extended Counseling / 91</p><p>7.&#160;resources For Premarital Counseling / 105</p><p>8.&#160;sessions One And Two / 137</p><p>9.&#160;sessions Three And Four: Using The Taylor-johnson Temperament Analysis / 167</p><p>10.&#160;sessions Three And Four: Roles And Authority In Marriage / 189</p><p>11.&#160;sessions Three And Four: Expectations And Other Issues / 203</p><p>12.&#160;sessions Five And Six: Using Prepare / 217</p><p>13.&#160;intercultural Marriages / 241</p><p>14.&#160;preparing Couples For Remarriage / 255</p></div>