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Podcast: Thinking Through Weddings

  How does the pastor approach the cultural expectations of weddings from a biblical perspective? Should a pastor be active or passive concerning a couple’s expectations for their wedding? In what cases should a wedding be regarded as a service

Posted in Weddings

How does a pastor determine whether he can 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,

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How does a pastor approach pre-marital counseling?

I begin pre-marital counseling with a young couple in our church this evening.  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

Posted in Oversight of Souls, Weddings

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
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