Date of Award


Document Type

Major Applied Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Charles Knippel

Scripture References in this Resource

1 Corinthians 12:12-31; 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13; 1 Corinthians 7:10-11; 2 Timothy 3:16; Ephesians 5:21-28; Genesis 2:18-24; Genesis 2:24; Hebrews 13:4; Mark 10:9; Mark 19:6-9; Matthew 19:4-6; Matthew 5:32; Proverbs 18:22; Psalm 119:105


Many things in life start out as being something that is optional, but as time passes they soon become a necessity. Premarital counseling is one aspect of ministry which forty years ago was considered an optional service by many pastors. Today it is viewed as a necessity.

Premarital counseling which is conducted by a Christian minister is rooted in the Word of God. Teachings of Holy Scripture in respect to marriage are at the heart and core of the counseling process. While the premarital counseling which a Christian minister conducts may cover various topics, there are distinct pastoral emphases which are made in the light of God's Word.

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