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How does a pastor shepherd a young couple he married 6 months ago?

At the end of last year, I married a sweet young couple in our church.  It came time after the dust settled to meet with them to see how married life was treating them, which I did this week.  I try to

Posted in Oversight of Souls, Weddings

How does a pastor determine if he could/should conduct a certain wedding?

I am consistently asked about the circumstances surrounding weddings.  What makes it permissible or not to conduct a wedding in ”this or that” situation?  I am very aware that there are strong opinions and lively disagreements about whether an evangelical pastor should marry Christians,

Posted in Weddings

How does a pastor determine whether he can/should conduct a wedding?

I am consistently asked about the circumstances surrounding weddings.  What makes it permissible or not to conduct a wedding in ”this or that” situation?  I am very aware that there are strong opinions and lively disagreements about whether an evangelical pastor should marry Christians,

Posted in Evangelism, Weddings

How should a pastor approach pre-marital counseling?

I often receive questions about pre-marital counseling.  Yet, counseling those preparing for marriage can be very complex and involved to a level that makes it hard to know how to address it through a format.  Nevertheless, the amount of questions

Posted in Weddings
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