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Pastoral Pre-Marital Counselling – Part 6

The last of the Pastoral pre-marital counselling sessions with a couple is left till last for a very good reason. This is usually and best left until the week of the wedding. By this stage the couple has gone through … Continue reading

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Pastoral Marriage Preparation – Part 5

The Pastor’s sixth meeting with the couple he is preparing for marriage will be the final one before the wedding rehearsal. At this meeting the pastor will engage the couple in light banter about their wedding day preparations. This meeting … Continue reading

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Pastoral Marriage Preparation – Part 4

The word pastor means shepherd. To shepherd involves comforting, guiding, leading, training, and teaching. Sometimes it is simply a pastor’s presence that gives comfort and hope to a person struggling with grief and tragedy. But such dark seasons in a … Continue reading

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Pastoral Pre-Marital Counselling – Part 3

Helping a couple to recognize the difference between fighting and arguing is the pastor’s main task when dealing with the third stage of intimate communication. A fight is heated. But it is possible to help a couple to learn how … Continue reading

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Pastoral Marriage Preparation – Part 2

Pastors have the privilege of helping couples to build strong marriages based on time-tested principles. The three common reasons why most marriages fail are: communication breakdown, infidelity (not just sexual), and lack of adequate preparation. By pastors addressing the last … Continue reading

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Pastoral Marriage Preparation – Part 1

There are three common reasons why marriages fail and Pastors have the privilege of helping to prevent or at least minimise their damage on a couple preparing for marriage. This year I am already marrying nine couples. With each couple … Continue reading

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