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Preparing Couples for Marriage: A Guide for Pastors to Premarital Counseling

By Les Wicker (Author)
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Here's a comprehensive sourcebook for busy pastors with information on all aspects of wedding preparation--from premarital counseling sessions to the nuts and bolts of planning the marriage service itself. Les Wicker combines the experience of performing hundreds of weddings with extensive training in marriage and family to provide a complete package of practical, flexible material. Several sessions explore all the important issues for this most significant step in people's lives. Topics covered include family profiles, self-evaluation, resolving conflict and settling differences, financial and legal matters, and faith in the context of marriage. There's also special supplemental material for interfaith, interracial, and second marriages. Each chapter comes with reproducible handouts that allow couples to review material not covered at counseling sessions and reflect on their responses together. Handy checklists for organizing the myriad details of the wedding service round out this encyclopedic compendium that helps ministers provide the very best premarital preparation.

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Studio: CSS Publishing Company
Pages   266
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.6" Width: 10.3" Height: 1.45"
Weight:   1.4 lbs.
Binding  Ring Bound
Release Date   Aug 1, 2003
Publisher   CSS Publishing Company
ISBN  0788019791  
ISBN13  9780788019791  

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More About Les Wicker

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Les C. Wicker is currently the senior minister of Delavan United Church of Christ in Delavan, Wisconsin. He previously served congregations in Florida and North Carolina. A member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Wicker received his Ph.D. with a specialization in Marriage and the Family from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is also a graduate of Greensboro College (B.A.) and Duke University Divinity School (M.Div.).

Les C. Wicker was born in 1943.

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1Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Relationships > Marriage
2Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > General
3Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > Relationships > Marriage
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Clergy > Pastoral Counseling

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Pastors Need Resources  Jun 19, 2006
With the number of divorces in our country, every minister of a local Church needs resources with which to help couples look at their upcoming marriage. Les Wicker has written a helpful book and guide for pastors and couples. I commend it those who care enough to sit down with couples and talk, not just about the wedding service, but about preparing for a life of commitment, giving, forgiving, honoring, and focusing more on the head, heart, and faith fo person to whom you will be married, instead of the color of the flowers for the wedding. It is an excellent resource !
- Dr. Thomas M. Richard Exec. Secty, NACCC
Great Resource  May 22, 2006
Dr. Wicker has compiled a large body of helpful materials and guidance to pastors seeking to strengthen their ministry to couples. The materials are arranged in an easy to use format. Each section contains a wealth of information from a wide variety of solid resources. Every pastor or church should have this book on hand.
Just What I Was Looking For To Aid My Effectiveness  May 19, 2006
Dr. Les Wicker has provided an excellent resource to aid pastors in their ministry wilth couples desiring marriage. The work is a collection dealing with every phase of counseling, wedding service and follow through for every situation that you may face in working with couples. His very practical aid shows professional psychological insights and field experience.

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