The Premarital Counseling Handbook

Author: H. Norman Wright
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9781575675862
Release Date: 1992-04-09
Genre: Religion

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: 0802463827
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Psychology

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.

How to Counsel a Couple in 6 Sessions or Less

Author: H. Norman Wright
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
ISBN: 0830730680
Release Date: 2002-08-30
Genre: Religion

"How to Counsel a Couple in 6 Sessions or Less" makes it easier to counsel couples over a brief period of time, but also addresses major marital issues of communication, family issues, decision making and more. This highly practical resource for pastors - or anyne in ministry - can be used with "The Marriage Checkup Questionnaire" or as a stand alone tool for quickly diagnosing problems and referring couples to a professional, as necessary.

Premarital and remarital counseling

Author: Robert F. Stahmann
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
ISBN: 0787908452
Release Date: 1997-05-28
Genre: Family & Relationships

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.

Right from the Start

Author: David Frisbie
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press
ISBN: 0834126036
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Family & Relationships

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.

Premarital Guidance

Author: Charles W. Taylor
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1451405073
Release Date:
Genre: Religion

Written by a new generation of recognized experts in pastoral care, these brief, foundational books offer practical advice to pastors on the most frequent dilemmas of pastoral care and counseling.

Look Before You Leap

Author: Sandra Levy Ceren
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
ISBN: 9781932690750
Release Date: 2008-09-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Originally published as a highly recommended professional text for premarital counselors, these research-based quizzes, exercises, and case examples are now available for couples planning to marry.

Marrying Well

Author: Elena Lesser Bruun
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393705943
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Family & Relationships

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.

After You Say I Do

Author: H. Norman Wright
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 9780736934107
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Religion

Couples will find a wealth of ideas for enriching their future together in this updated classic. Includes resolving conflicts, setting goals, handling finances, and building healthy in-law relationships.

Before You Say I Do

Author: H. Norman Wright
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 9780736961110
Release Date: 2015-08-01
Genre: Religion

Is marriage on your mind? Have you found "the one"? This popular and helpful workbook is designed to strengthen your love relationship and deepen your bond. You'll find all you need for fun and thoughtful discussions as you explore vital areas, including: What does the Bible teach about marriage? What makes you feel loved? How do you handle conflicts? Do you plan to have children? Why or why not? What are your priorities when it comes to money? Drawn from years of marriage preparation seminars and counseling sessions, these insightful questions will help you build a solid future together. With Jesus as your cornerstone, your partner and you can create a loving, successful marriage. More than 500,000 couples helped!

More Than I Do

Author: Harold Ivan Smith
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press
ISBN: 0834108658
Release Date: 1983-03
Genre: Religion

In addition to covering all the material from the handbook, there are inventories to help assess strengths and weaknesses of the couple and other guidelines for leading the entire process.

Handbook of Couples Therapy

Author: Michele Harway
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471444084
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Psychology

The essential guide to successful couples therapy at every stage ofthe lifecycle A variety of therapeutic interventions can help couples developthe tools for a successful relationship. Yet many practitionersbegin seeing couples without extensive training in couples work. Tofill this gap in their therapeutic repertoires, noted couplestherapist Michele Harway brings together other well-known expertsin marriage and family therapy to offer the Handbook of CouplesTherapy, a comprehensive guide to the study and practice of couplestherapy. The book's chapters provide a variety of perspectives alongdevelopmental, theoretical, and situational lines. Recognizing theneed for clinically proven, evidence-based approaches, chaptersprovide detailed coverage of the most effective treatment modes.Couples at different stages of the lifecycle feature prominently inthe text, as do relevant special issues and treatment approachesfor each stage. Subjects covered include: Premarital counseling from the PAIRS perspective (an extensivecurriculum of interventions for premarital couples) The first years of marital commitment Couples with young children Couples with adolescents Therapy with older couples Same sex couples A variety of theoretical approaches, includingCognitive-Behavioral, Object Relational, Narrative, Integrative,and Feminist and Contextual Special issues and situations, including serious illness,physical aggression, addiction, infidelity, and religious/spiritualcommitments or conflicts Providing a diverse set of treatment approaches suited toworking with a wide range of adult populations, the Handbook ofCouples Therapy is an essential resource for mental healthprofessionals working with couples.

Premarital Counseling for Gays Lesbians

Author: Pamela Milam
ISBN: 0983604959
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Gay couples

Marriage is momentous and meaningful. This premarital counseling guidebook for gay and lesbian couples highlights the importance of asking questions, exploring viewpoints, and discovering a few surprises about your future spouse. It explores common issues faced by all couples as well as some issues which are unique to gay and lesbian couples. In this guidebook, you'll find composite case studies illustrating real problems and creative solutions, and you'll find probing questions designed to help you learn more about your mate.