Questions to Use in Premarital Counseling

Premarital Counseling is very important to those planning to wed. Marriage is a complex concept and if we’re going to do it well, we need guidance from someone with the training and knowledge to help us. These questions help facilitate these goals. Some or all can be used for these purposes.

With the couple before me, I have them fill these questionnaires out separately and then we discuss them together. Marriage brings people of diverse experiences and teachings together and these questions help them see what they know and whether they’re truly compatible.

In doing so, we can steer them to Scripture and give them spiritual guidance along the way. However, many of these questions are of a practical nature and cover subjects most couples never consider before their nuptials.

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9-25-2015 Weddings Are Essential

A “wedding” is the procedure that, according to God, brings a man and a woman together, “and the two shall become one flesh.” Jesus added, “So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate” (Matthew 19:4-6 NKJV). Jesus Wedding Parable (Matthew 22:1-14) began with: “The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come” (Matthew 22:2-3 NKJV). A “wedding” is simply a ceremony that recognizes God’s teaching and an admission that God is involved. By living together without a “wedding,” people have only refused to make “faith” a part of their commitment! Why aren’t you married?

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

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News in Southeast Georgia

Good morning. I have a wedding this morning that includes Unity Sand.  I didn’t even know what that was. They are bringing me something to say at that segment of the service. We will see what happens.

That will be different as well as performing the ceremony on a stool, since I cannot stand. 🙂

Our VBS at Allenhurst is coming up June 14-17 and we are excited. Richmond Hill has their VBS on June 6-10 and Hinesville has their VBS on June 25-26.

The Preacher’s Luncheon will be Monday in Hazlehurst, Georgia and brethren from all over S.E. Georgia will be there. They are an extraordinary blessing. Willie Smith from Cochran will be the speaker and we will enjoy a meal and share news from our congregations.

We have a Ladies’ Day Out coming next weekend, as well.

I am speaking at Niceville, Florida during their Wednesday night series later this month.

God Bless you all. We need to tell you more often, dear readers, how much we appreciate you!

Pray for our troops and their families.

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