Right from the Start: A Pastor's Guide to Premarital Counseling
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Prepare the couples in your church for the ups and downs of married life before they say "I do!" The Frisbie's book, Right from the Start helps engaged couples start out on the right foot by opening up discussion on five major topics where newlyweds tend to disagree. As couples work through their companion book, this Pastor's Guide can assist you in leading discussions and providing insights as the couple explores their life experiences on money, sex, power, faith, and family.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Beacon Hill Press
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 11.00 X 8.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0834126036
ISBN-13: 9780834126039

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Publisher's Description

This book explores the art of conversation, and the process of good listening and counseling. 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, not just pass a test. It discusses the five main points of discussion covered in the companion piece, Right From the Start: A Premarital Guide for Couples.Counselors will learn that it is okay to say no to a couple, because the point is to help the couple find out if they are actually compatible. Marriage is for life, and it is your duty as a counselor to advise couples who realize that.Through story-telling, David and Lisa Frisbie open up the doors for couples to hash out their ideas, differences, and misunderstandings before anyone is hurt in the future. It’s better to prevent harm rather than trying to heal the hurt.

Author Bio

DAVID AND LISA FRISBIE are authors of more than 20 published books on topics of marriage and family life. They have been frequent contributors to published journals, including ParentLife, Outreach Magazine, Holiness Today, and BabyLife. They have also been named and quoted in USA Today, The New York Times and been interviewed on CBS-radio, ABC-TV national broadcast, and ’MoneyLife’ with Chuck Bentley. They currently serve as Coordinators of Marriage and Family Ministries for the Global Church of the Nazarene.

Author/Artist Review

Author: Dr. David & Lisa Frisbie
Located in: San Diego, CA
Submitted: January 27, 2011

    Tell us a little about yourself.  We are marriage therapists and family counselors, based in Southern California. David teaches family studies at Southern Nazarene University and, as an ordained elder, has performed more than 350 weddings, literally around the world.

    What was your motivation behind this project?  Marriages are under enormous stress. Pastors and counselors want to help, but don't always know where to start. This book is an in-depth guide to helping couples CONNECT and COMMUNICATE at the heart level.

    What do you hope folks will gain from this project?  Pastors are bright, caring people. They're busy, so they don't have time to master everything and study all subjects. This book is written in a relaxed, conversational style --- but shows you how to approach the difficult work of helping couples CONNECT and COMMUNICATE.

    How were you personally impacted by working on this project?  We learned from pastors and counselors in a wide range of places: We quote probably two dozen of them in this book. Our thanks to these bright and capable leaders in Canada, Europe, Asia and the United States. We are grateful for your help!

    Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists?  We read Larry Osborne, Max Lucado, Don Miller, Rob Bell, John Ortberg, John Eldredge and others. We love to learn!! David teaches at SNU and has taught and lectured in premarital counseling at colleges and seminaries all over the world.

    Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know:  As pastors and counselors and others who work with couples: WE CAN DO BETTER. It's time for us to step up, bring our A game, and MAKE A LASTING DIFFERENCE in relationships and marriages. By God's grace we can see this happen!

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