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2008, Vol.10, No.

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    Theological Foundation Of Evangelicalism For Marriage Counseling

    LEE EUN KYOO | 2008, 10() | pp.9~33 | number of Cited : 1
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    This paper adopts a simple yet comprehensive approach to marriage and married life as “one individual realizing marriage as an institution established by God, recognizing the true purpose of marriage, choosing a suitable spouse upon fully understanding the nature of Christian marriage, officially establishing a marital relationship and maintaining that relationship.” While the areas of marriage counseling are categorized in different ways depending on the scholar, this paper divides it into pre-marital counseling, marriage counseling and family counseling. Accordingly, this paper defines four fundamental concepts in this field of counseling - the necessity of marriage, the objective of marriage, qualifications of the spouse and marital relations - from the perspective of evangelical theology to assist counselors.
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    Forgiveness in Marriage

    Ahn, Kyung Seung | 2008, 10() | pp.37~66 | number of Cited : 4
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    This paper begins with several biblical passages which deal with principles for marriage. What we find in the Bible is the use of marriage as a paradigm or model for understanding and insight about relationship between God and his people. According to his principles, the reality of a reconciled marriage of man and woman in Christ depends on the gifts of divine forgiveness and human forgiveness. Then, this paper reviews the literatures addressing forgiveness as a therapeutic issue. Techniques and processes of forgiveness are summarized for finding the important characters in marriage. Mature forgivers are characterized by two primary virtues: humility and empathy. Narcissism and shame are the natural barriers to empathy and humility. The spouses need healing from false or undeserved shame, not only from narcissism and guilt. Forgiveness is described as requiring empathy for the offender, and humility to see oneself as being as fallible and needy as the offender.
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    A Study on change history of marriage system, problem and solution to negative custom of wedding ceremony in Korean society

    Kim, Tae-Soo | 2008, 10() | pp.67~90 | number of Cited : 1
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    According to the Russian proverb, it says that “When a person goes out to fight, pray one time. When the person goes to the sea, pray two times. And when the person marries, pray three times.”Like this, marriage is a very significant issue to everyone and a very difficult choice simultaneously. In this thesis the writer investigated the changes of Korean marriage culture historically, pointed out the problems of wedding culture, and presented effective solutions to it. Through this thesis the writer dealt with the following items. Firstly, this thesis introduced marriage system and wedding culture of Korea dynasty. Second, it explained marriage culture regarding ‘Chosun’dynasty. Thirdly, it said the modern wedding culture additionally. Fourth, it included the issues of wedding culture in Korean society. Fifth, it involved various solutions to the problems of wedding culture which dealt with in the previous pages. The method of study of this thesis depended on reference books and was the method of participation and observation by attending a wedding ceremony so as to explain the current wedding culture. Finally, the writer wants to explain the biblical instruction concerning the issue of marriage: “a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24)
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    Christian Counselling for North Korean Migrant Women who marry South Korean Men

    Kang, Kyung Mi | 2008, 10() | pp.93~114 | number of Cited : 0
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    A significant number of North Koreans has been migrating to South Korea in recent years. Especially, North Korean migrant women outnumber North Korean migrant men by three to one. More attention has to be paid to the adjustments of the North Korean migrant women in South Korea. While North Korean migrant women were wondering around many countries, they experienced sexual harrassment, human trafficking, prostitution, and outof- wedlock births. When they came to South Korea, they were exposed to new social circumstances without any treatment for their trauma. They are suffering from apprehension, depression, and identity crisis. In order to obtain emotional and financial security quickly, North Korean migrant women choose to marry South Korean. However, North Korean migrant women cannot lead sound family lives because of their trauma and social maladjustment. This study focuses on the social maladjustment of North Korean migrant women and their family problems and proposes some solutions for the sound lives of North Korean migrant women. In addition, this paper examines the biblical marriage and the biblical relationship between a husband and a wife in the light of Christian counselling.
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    A Development of Premarital Education & Training Program On the Basis of Human Development in Christianity

    Kim Young Keun | 2008, 10() | pp.115~145 | number of Cited : 4
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    The purpose of this research was to educate and train premarital couples in church. This research was to prevent the conflicts of marriage relationship through group counselling by giving them inner healing, spiritual development, sexual understanding, empathic conversation training, and enhancing committment. The whole program is composed of eight sessions by two hours and one session contains, physical activities, praise, prayers, lectures, demonstrations, presentations and sharing experience. Each program has more concrete contents as follows: the first session is for orientation and self-introduction; second session is for affirmative self-image; the third session is for understanding Christian marriage; the fourth session is for spiritual intimacy; the fifth session is for preparing healthy sexual life; the sixth session is for learning conflicts solving techniques through conversation; the seventh session is for the building of helping relationship; the eighth session is summarizing.
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    The Issue of Forgiveness of Marriage Counseling in the Biblical Perspectives

    Kim Jun | 2008, 10() | pp.146~167 | number of Cited : 6
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    This essay offers a biblical perspective on the forgiveness issue raised in the context of marriage counseling. Forgiveness is often seen as a key factor to resolve conflicts in interpersonal relationships including marital relationship. However, current studies on forgiveness in Christian counseling literature tend to be psychological and lack sound biblical perspective. After assessing an approach to forgiveness, Everett Worthington, Jr.’s five step forgiveness model, this essay offers an biblical approach to forgiveness issue in marriage by using a case. The approach consists of three sessions, twice with individual spouses and once with a couple. The first session is for understanding the hurts with some cautions in dealing with the issue in marriage counseling. The second provides several distinctive points that differ from current literature from Jesus’parable on Forgiveness in Matthew 18: 23-35: Forgiveness is not a choice, but God’s command that requires his people’s obedience; Refusing forgiveness may lead victims to become victimizers; Forgiveness is not an one-time event but life-time process, which needs help from the Holy Spirit; Forgiveness can be best understood in the light of the work of Christ and believer’s union with Christ. Finally, the essay points out that forgiveness is God’s gift to his people. By offering this gift to others, Christians are experiencing the power of living God in their lives.
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    The Study on the christian premarital education

    ByunYoungIn | 2008, 10() | pp.168~193 | number of Cited : 6
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    Today’s rapidly changing society is making a lot of family conflicts, and family disjoints, as well as divorces. In order to prevent and relieve the current family crisis, there appears a great need of Christian premarital education. The incessant influx of alien, non-Christian multi-cultural ideas into the established, long-preserved family tradition and values and the dysfunctional marriage and family phenomena have been not only disintegrating the existing family, but also despairing the hope of premarital couples. Premarital education program not only help prevent family problems but also its education will makes more mature couples. This thesis consists of mainly two parts: the theoretical study of the premarital education and the practice of the premarital education. The theoretical study of the issue follows: First, the current family situation in society is dealt in depth and thereby the urgent necessity of the study of this issue. Secondly, to understand the family crisis, the biblical meaning of marriage is reviewed. Thirdly, based upon the biblical principles, the pre-marital education are dealt in five domains: the prioritization of genuine relationship with God over the couple’s relationship, the biblical understanding of a husband’s role and a wife’s role, the biblical meanings of sex, the issue of the Christian child rearing, and the wise management of family finance. The practice of the issue follows: the introduction of major perspectives of Christian premarital education, the best timing of the practice, the required number of a total cession, the needed personnel of education, the appropriate size of the class, the composition of the curriculum, and the helping psychological instruments. As a summary of the study, it is suggested that in order not to let the current family crisis and disintegration getting worse, as a Christian we not only need to be equipped with the biblical world view and the biblical understanding of marriage, but also as a church and fellow Christians, we need to help the premarital couples to be informed and think over the true meaning of marriage before and after and while living in it.
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    A Study on the Christian premarital Counseling of premarital Education and Counseling Programs

    Oh, Yoon Sun | 2008, 10() | pp.194~221 | number of Cited : 7
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    The purpose for this study was to analyze a premarital Education and Counseling Programs for Christian premarital Counseling. Premarital counseling seeks to prevent marital problems and personal conflicts that could make life miserable, difficult, unfulfilled, and unproductive after marriage. Premarital counseling lets couples express, discuss, and realistically modify their expectations for marriage. Conflicting expectations can be seen and hopefully resolved. With the counselor’s help the couple can learn that dreams for a good marriage only become reality when there is mutual giving and consistent effort. Learning like this comes slowly, but it can help couples anticipate and sometimes avoid the disillusionment that clouds the anticipated brightness in many marriages. Premarital counseling should seek to uncover and discuss the self-centered tendencies that put strain on a marriage. The couple must be taught how to resolve differences, and they must develop both sensitivity and a willingness to accept and meet each other’s needs. This involves giving freely to one’s mate just as Christ gave to us. Christian counselors have a responsibility to show that premarital counseling really works and how it can be done. This involves helping people anticipate difficulties in marriage and family living them how to communicate and resolve problems effectively, and showing them how to build marriages that are lived in accordance with God’s plan as revealed in the Bible.
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    21C Korea Modern Society and Biblical Marriage The Marriage as Becoming The Ultimate Being in Ishi YHWH and Ishah YHWH

    Cho, Myung-Ki | 2008, 10() | pp.222~249 | number of Cited : 3
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    Korea culture has been based on Confucianism, Western Capitalism, Radical Economic Growth, Mammonism and Individualism is built on its ideology, ect. Especially, confucianism is an ancient Chinese way of thought that has spread through much of East Asia. This is often described as a religion in Korea. But most of korea has not a religion of Confucianism. In Korea perhaps Confucianism is a philosophy, social habits, invisible customs controlled most Korean, and perspectives. So the accurate definition of Confucianism is that it is a detailed code of interpersonal behavior. In Korean cultures where it is embraced, Confucianism is a practical political and social doctrine. During centuries in Korea, Confucianism has meant a system of education, ceremony and civil administration as first expressed by the old of his villages and his parents. Confucianism was accepted so eagerly and in so strict a form. Also, Korea Marriage Culture is built on its basis. so it has a structure like a male-centrism, a female suppression, and so on. Its teachings have, over time, reign all korean and his habit. In particular, kinship organization, ideology, ritual and associated behaviour have represented crucial, perhaps dominant, themes in Korean culture have been consist of Korean Marriage. Fundamental ideas about morality and the proper ordering of human relationships are closely associated with the Confucian concept of filial duty. This filial duty was extended to the father of his family, this structure was magnified to National structure that king is the father of nation, and Filial Duty in family is a Loyalty for a nation. This pervasive, highly elaborated system of lineages and branch lineages provided the basic structural principle on which most groups in traditional society were organized. Loyalties and obligations is centered in man, husband have generally taken precedence over other claims, commitments, and woman rights. In the modernization process, profound changes have been taking place in the marriage system, particularly in the leadership of family. So the divorce almost has been led by man. But, in the perspective of christianity, Marriage is instituted by God. Divorce is not part of God’s design, and is never entered into lightly. All divorces are caused by sin. The act of divorce is not a sin. But divorce with the intention to remarry a specific person is adultery. Christianity says that, the true marriage the normal ishi(çya) and the the normal ishah(hça) is to become a ishi YHWH(hwhy çya) and ishah YHWH(hwhy hça) in the bible. It is that the marriage is to recover Being of God’s Image and to complete the personality of the depending being. Marriage never be touched by neoconfucianism, mammonism, the pragmatic options or the easy routes. Marriage must always be led by the light of God’s command. The teaching of Scripture (OT and NT) condemns a broken marriage relationship as sinful and against God’s perfect will. Our society needs a new an alternative plan, biblical idea, values on christianity to heal the distorted marriage and the view point of marriage.
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    Couple Violence and Reciprocity in Marriage Relationship

    Ha, Jae Sung | 2008, 10() | pp.250~284 | number of Cited : 0
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    Couple violence in the family cuts through all cultures and individuals although marriage is a God’s gift from the time of creation for an equal and reciprocal relationship between a man and a woman. Married couples have to set their relational foundations on mutual respect and trust in order to preserve balance of power in the family. However, violence in a couple derives from a serious breach of the right of balanced power in the middle of fierce couple struggles. In order to restore its balance, patriarchal culture that takes sides with perpetrators rather than with victims of family violence must be subject to change. Interpretation of the Scriptures based on men-centeredness in traditional Korean culture must turn to equal right of men and women for restructuring of power distribution. In addition, victims have to receive empowerment by breaking the silence of shame of violence from the church and society. They must be also encouraged for the use of spiritual resources such as sublimation in order to bring about a fundamental change in the family as long as they can endure in such brutal environments.