Weddings With Today's Families In Mind | A Handbook For Pastors (McFarlane)
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 that are not considered "traditional" (e.g., the bride and groom having step parents, 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 I: Preparation for the Wedding (sensitive issues at the rehearsal Part II: On the Wedding Day (pre-ceremony factors, the recessional, and wedding reception) Part III: 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 Ph.D. from Chicago Theological Seminary and her M.Div. from Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago.
Paperback: 128 pages (6.5 x 8.5 in.)