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Christian Premarital Counseling

Christian Premarital Counseling (CPC)

Preparing the Two to Be One

Updated: Even easier to use!

Rev. Paul J. Bucknell

Everything you need to conduct Christian premarital counseling!

"I purchased your Christian Premarital Counseling book about a year ago as I was looking for a substitute for the suggested material for seminary. Awesome stuff! Served well as a model method to pass the class and now I use it as part of my pastoral coaching ministry. Keep up the great work and as always prayerful blessings through Jesus." - Pastor Bob

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Christian Premarital Counseling

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"The materials have been an invaluable resource in counseling couples who wish to be married. I have used the materials for about the last 5 years and am happy to report that every couple that I have taken through premarital counseling is still married today. Praise God! Your materials have played a great part in laying a foundation for a Biblically-based marriage for each of the couples that I have married." – Pastor Dan

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Thank you very much for sending me ..., Christian Premarital Counseling, in PDF format. This enabled me to download copies of handouts, forms, questionnaires, etc. for use in my counseling sessions. It is an excellent book and I found it to be very useful. – James

Description of Christian Premarital Counseling: Preparing the Two to Be One

I recommend Christian premarital counseling for every couple. Just think of it. The great God who designed male and female also designed marriage. He knows how marriage best works! Why not see what He has to say?

The question is, "How does one conduct premarital counseling?" Many have not received any training in this area. I faced this same problem. As a pastor, I had to figure out how to conduct premarital counseling. The benefits were plainly evident. Session by session, couple by couple, I finally figured out a plan. I have since then enhanced it a bit and made it available to others. Everything one needs is here including handouts and forms.

Purpose: To aid pastors, elders and other church leaders involved in premarital counseling to challenge and prepare engaged couples to have good and godly marriages.

This premarital counseling manual is just the series to help you understand how to conduct Christian premarital counseling. There are not many premarital counseling materials around. This series aids pastors, elders and other church leaders involved in premarital counseling to challenge and prepare engaged couples to have good and godly marriages.

Handouts and work sheets (same as forms) are included and even an introductory questionnaire for the couple. We have recently updated the counseling book and made the handouts and forms editable. Feel free to edit and reshape them for your own counseling purposes. As an extra, an epub version is included!

Here is how I do it in 6 sessions. Step by step instructions, explanations, handouts and forms all included. A recent user told me that it was unbelievably usable for his ministry.

Christian Premarital Counseling

Premarital Counseling Sessions

Instructions, Handouts and Forms

#0 Introduction to Premarital Counseling

  • Handout#0 Premarital Counseling Introduction
  • Schedule for keeping organized (pdf/excel)

#1 The Design of Marriage

  • Handout#1 Design of Marriage
  • Premarital Questionnaire

#2 Principles of Godly Communication

  • Handout #2 Principles of Godly Communication
  • Discovering Your Values
  • Discovering Expectations in Marriage

#3 Wise Decision-making

  • Handout #3 Wise Decision-making
  • Advice for Engaged Couples

#4 Finances & Marriage

  • Handout #4 Finances & Marriage
  • Financial Perspectives
  • First Year Budget
  • Wedding Budget

#5 Understanding our Differences

  • Handout #5 Understanding our Differences

#6 Preparations for Intimacy

  • Handout #6 Preparations for Intimacy

About us!

Bucknell family 2009We (Paul & Linda) have been married 30+ wonderful years and have eight wonderful children along with two grandchildren!

Paul has been involved in church planting, pastoring and developing training materials to build up the church of God.

Family life has been enriching. The joy from our eight children deepens even further with visits from our first grandson.

Paul is president of Biblical Foundations for Freedom and ministers training pastors and Christian leaders around the world.

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