Walking alongside a couple who is facing marriage troubles is a recurring part of your ministry. In this week’s Care Issue, Winston T. Smith shares five common mistakes that pastors sometimes make in marital counseling and how to avoid them. You’ll benefit from Robert Cheong’s tips on what’s important to share during an initial marriage counseling session. Rob Green’s article may encourage you to rethink your premarital counseling strategy; he shares insightful ideas on how to help you spot red flags and guide a couple in a Christ-centered marriage.
Pastors are all familiar with that couple. The couple that asks for help and says something has to change, and now! But why the sudden urgency? Maybe something … [Read More]
When I’m talking to a pre-marriage couple, they’re giddy, they’re excited, they’re enthused about what’s coming. And I want to be enthused with them, because it is an exciting thing. And … [Read More]
Ministry requires never-ending learning and growing. I am constantly reminded about something I need to do and develop. Just a few weeks ago, a fellow elder emailed me … [Read More]