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Before They Say "I Do"

Premarital counseling is one of those topics that immediately triggers conversations among pastors, including talk of the deep satisfaction of watching God’s Spirit at work. But—to be honest—even more of the conversations revolve around the challenges of premarital sessions. The tough questions, the honest feedback, the anxiety of, What if I’m just not sure I can partake in this covenant? In this issue, listen in as various EFCA leaders discuss how they embark on the premarital conversation—how they address practical, important issues with each engaged couple but also introduce the reality of the beauty and honor of this lifetime commitment.