Practices of premarital and marital counseling by clergymen in Greensboro, North Carolina

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Martha Fulcher Montgomery (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Irwin Sperry

Abstract: This study was concerned with the clergymen in Greensboro in their role of premarital and marital counselor. An interview schedule in the form of a questionnaire was pretested and presented to 48 clergymen randomly selected from the 1960 Greensboro Ministers' Fellowship Directory. The project was designed to: (a) identify the type of church the clergyman served in terms of the environment in which he counseled, the background of the clergyman, especially in terms of his own preparation and readiness for counseling; (b) describe the clergyman's methods of serving families as marital and premarital counselor; (c) report the needs which the minister sees as being beneficial to himself in his own counseling practices. Pertinent results of the study were: (l) There appeared a trend toward more consistent premarital counseling and opportunity for more marital counseling in larger churches and in congregations consisting mainly of sales and white collar people.

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Language: English
Date: 1966

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