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Premarital Guidance

Premarital Guidance

Deeply rooted in the traditions of the church, Charles Taylor brings both the resources of faith and the skills of contemporary psychology to bear in the crucial arena of premarital guidance. Taylor also provides helpful guidelines for churches in establishing congregational policies for both premarital counseling and the design of the wedding service itself. An ideal resource for clergy, premarital counselors, and congregational wedding committees, Premarital Guidance provides the theological and practical knowledge and skills necessary for guiding those seeking marriage in the church.
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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800627126
  • eBook ISBN 9781451405071
  • Age/Grade Range Adult
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 128
  • Publication Date February 26, 1999


"In Premarital Guidance, Charles Taylor does not rehash well-worn phrases about marriage. He combines systems theory, cognitive therapy, sociological data, and the traditions of the church with pastoral theology and pastoral care from a new and fresh perspective . . . an eminently practical book."
--Howard W. Stone
Brite Divinity School
Texas Christian University

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 -- Four Aspects of Premarital Guidance
Chapter 2 -- Skills for Couple Care
Chapter 3 -- Session Components and Topics
Chapter 4 -- Common Couple Tasks
Chapter 5 -- Teaching Scripture Pastorally
Chapter 6 -- Preparing for the Wedding
Chapter 7 -- Reflections