This book explores the art of conversation, and the process of good listening and counseling. Right From the Start: A Pastor's Guide to Premarital Counseling is a guide for pastors and counselors to help couples prepare for and succeed in married life, not just pass a test. It discusses the five main points of discussion covered in the companion piece, Right From the Start: A Premarital Guide for Couples.
Counselors will learn that it is okay to say "no" to a couple, because the point is to help the couple find out if they are actually compatible. Marriage is for life, and it's your duty as a counselor to advise couples who realize that.
Through story-telling, David and Lisa Frisbie open up the doors for couples to hash out their ideas, differences, and misunderstandings before anyone is hurt in the future. It's better to prevent harm than try to heal the hurt.