Pastoral Correlation Of Premarriage Counseling To Family Harmony

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Rencan Carisma Marbun


It is very important that premarital pastoral counseling be carried out consistently to prepare a harmonious Christian family, because often the bride and groom do not understand the meaning and principles of Christian marriage which results in problems that cannot be resolved and lead to divorce. The purpose of writing this article is to find out how big the pastoral correlation of premarital counseling is on family harmony in the Catholic Church of St. Mary Tarutung. Considering that this church consistently implements premarital counseling. This is important because many churches today are not consistent in implementing it. To achieve this research objective using quantitative research called statistical techniques. The results showed that there was a significant positive relationship between Premarital Pastoral Counseling (X) and Family Harmony (Y) in the St. Maria Tarutung Catholic Church. With a correlation result of 0.359. This means that if Premarital Pastoral Counseling is improved, Family Harmony will increase.

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