A Survey of Clergy Practices Associated with Premarital Financial Counseling

Ryan Halley, Dorothy Durband

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The purpose of this exploratory study was to gain an understanding of the state of clergy-led premarital financial counseling. Clergy respondents (n =223) indicated that they often include a financial component in their formal premarital counseling. The most frequently discussed financial topics are budgeting, managing debt and credit, and saving. The most frequently cited obstacles to providing premarital financial counseling are lack of time and lack of subject matter expertise.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
StatePublished - Dec 2011


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