Here's a comprehensive sourcebook for busy pastors with information on all aspects of wedding preparation -- from premarital counseling sessions to the nuts and bolts of planning the marriage service itself. Les Wicker combines the experience of performing hundreds of weddings with extensive training in marriage and family to provide a complete package of practical, flexible material. Several sessions explore all the important issues for this most significant step in people's lives. Topics covered include family profiles, self-evaluation, resolving conflict and settling differences, financial and legal matters, and faith in the context of marriage. There's also special supplemental material for interfaith, interracial, and second marriages. Each chapter comes with reproducible handouts that allow couples to review material not covered at counseling sessions and reflect on their responses together. Handy checklists for organizing the myriad details of the wedding service round out this encyclopedic compendium that helps ministers provide the very best premarital preparation.