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BOOK COMMENTARY

Marital Counseling

by H. Norman Wright Christian Marriage Enrichment, $16.95

Reviewed by C. E. Cerling, Jr. Pastor, First Baptist Church Tawas City, Mich.

Ministers do more marriage counseling than all the marriage counselors put together. Even today, most major marriage counseling organizations have more members with ministerial training or background than from any other profession.

H. Norman Wright has written a book for the minister/counselor who wants to operate from a Christian perspective, but who has found helpful instruction scarce. He focuses not so much on the past as on what people want to see happen in the present and future. The past does not determine what we will be; rather, our choices in the present set our course for the future. The principle "As we think, so shall we be" dominates his thinking.

The first chapter of the book briefly summarizes current studies on the family life cycle, but the remainder of the book is extremely practical. His commitment to a biblically based ...

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