Weddings With Today's Families In Mind | A Handbook For Pastors (McFarlane)
Pastor's Guide to a Modern Wedding
Weddings with Today's Families in Mind is an accessible handbook that provides pastors with practical information about performing meaningful wedding ceremonies, while being sensitive to such things as the multitude of family dynamics (e.g. stepparents, step-siblings, ex-spouses, etc.) as well as other factors (bride and groom from different religious and cultural backgrounds, weddings outside of your church building, and more).
- Part One: Preparation for the wedding (sensitive issues at the rehearsal
- Part Two: On the wedding day (pre-ceremony factors, the recessional, and wedding reception)
- Part Three: Special circumstances (wedding in which some are challenged, renewal of vows, gay/lesbian weddings).
About the Author
Doreen M. McFarlane is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She received her PhD from Chicago Theological Seminary and her M.Div. from Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago.
Paperback: 128 pages