Podcast Episode #240
Discussions on pastors and weddings as well as what to watch for, what to have prepared, and what to avoid.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- If you’re in the South and getting married on a Fall Saturday, prepare for possible low attendance.
- You really don’t know your spouse until you’re married and living with one another every day.
- Premarital counseling is a great way to use older couples as mentors in your church.
- From my perspective, me doing a wedding is an endorsement of the marriage.
- Weddings are theological events.
- You need to know a couple’s expectations of you as their wedding officiant.
- I don’t recommend pastors setting a specific wedding fee.
- I don’t think couple realize how many hours go into a wedding from the minister’s point of view.
The nine key issues regarding wedding that we cover are:
- Your personal beliefs.
- Make counseling a requirement.
- Get to know the couple.
- Share Christ with them.
- Understand the expectations for attendance.
- The issues of the financial charge.
- Make the ceremony personal.
- Work with the wedding coordinator.
- Know your limitations.
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