Pastors and counselors regularly minister to people whose marriages or families are in crisis. Tempers run high and feelings are brought low when a marriage is hurting or a family is in disarray. Pastors and counselors need practical, biblical help in order to connect their theological training to the reality of modern messy relationships. These how-to training manuals provide relevant, user-friendly equipping for pastors, counselors, lay leaders, educators, and students, enabling them to competently and compassionately relate God's Word to marriage and family life.
"There are many excellent biblical books about marriage, but Dr. Bob Kellemen makes a unique contribution as he goes beyond teachingaboutmarriage toequippingcounselors todomarriage counseling. Reading this book is like sitting in and watching an experienced master biblical counselor apply the gospel to broken marriages. Bob includes many instructive counseling dialogues (or 'trialogues') that serve as a model for counselors who want to get to root problems and then apply gospel truth. The strengths ofGospel-Centered Marriage Counselinginclude its faithful practical exposition of Scripture, a God-centered perspective on marriage, and a practical training manual for marriage counseling."
Dr. Jim Newheiser,director of the Christian counseling program and associate professor of pastoral theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC; executive director of IBCD