P634 Pastoral Care of Marriage and Families

Acquaints students with ways to think theoretically and theologically about the family, with the assumption that all Christian ministers have involvement with family pain. Objectives are to develop a plan for a pastoral response to family pain as a pastor, not a therapist; to gain familiarity with some major schools of family therapy; to be reminded of the importance of the pastor`s own family experience in his or her pastoral work; and to begin developing a theology of family and marital life.

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