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Preparing For Marriage

Scott Brown
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  • How are young people to arrive safely at the marriage altar? This book captures some of the premarital counsel which John Calvin gave to the youth and families of Geneva in order that they may navigate the single years and enter successfully into marriage.

    The book draws material from two categories of Calvin's writings; some passages are taken from Calvin's commentaries and sermons, while others come from the Marriage Ordinance of 1546, which outlines many of the difficult issues that singles often face before marriage.

  • Paperback: 94 pages

    Publisher: The National Center for Family Integrated Churches
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 9820567-2-1
    ISBN-13: 978-0-9820567-2-1
    Product Dimensions: 6.25 x 4.25 x 0.25 inches
    Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds

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  • Introduction
    Chapter 1 - Strategic Time of Life
    Chapter 2 - The Importance of Marriage
    Chapter 3 - Purity
    Chapter 4 - The Motivation for Marriage
    Chapter 5 - Necessary Age for Marriage
    Chapter 6 - Parental Consent
    Chapter 7 - Necessity of Individual Consent
    Chapter 8 - Marriage Within Families
    Chapter 9 - Equal Yoking
    Chapter 10 - Proposals and Engagements
    Chapter 11 - The Permanence of Engagements
    Chapter 12 - The Marriage Ceremony
    Chapter 13 - Post-Marriage Concerns
    End Notes

About the Author

Scott Brown

Scott T. Brown is the President of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches and pastor at Hope Baptist Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Scott graduated from California State University in Fullerton with a degree in History and received a Master of Divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology.  He gives his time to expository preaching and local pastoral ministry, as well as conferences on Biblical doctrine and church and family reformation. He and his wife Deborah have four grown children. Scott helps people think through the two greatest evangelistic and discipleship institutions God has provided — the church and the family.