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Marriage Counseling
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[German Version]

I. In the United States – II. In Germany

I. In the United States

Marriage counseling in the United States can be clarified by making three distinctions: (1) counseling for engaged couples (pre-marital counseling) and married couples (marriage counseling); (2) counseling informed by the social sciences and purely theological counseling; (3) counseling that is primarily educational or remedial or curative in intent.

Most marriage counseling today combines theological with social scientific…

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Browning, Don S. and Grethlein, Christian, “Marriage Counseling”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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