This study is a field report on family ministry and pastoral counseling having worked from the late 1970s to now. The purpose of this study is that family-ministers and counselors work actively through harmonious ministry each other.
For this purpose, I offer a biblical comprehension of family, my experience in field and a prospect of family ministry and pastoral counseling. I summarized as follows. First, comprehension of family from the viewpoint of creationism (before the Fall, after the Fall, restoration in the gospel). Second, a report on author's family-ministry and pastoral counseling.
Third, comment on the direction and the task of a forward study.
1. To activate education of pastor in order to restore the original nature of family God instituted.
2. To publish good materials for education in order that one may live all his life(from birth to death) in the biblical instruction, 3. To adjust the curriculum of the seminary and the order in the purpose of bringing up a minister of high class.
4. To make family ministers and counselors cooperate more closely eachother.
5. To reform the marriage vacation system for a sound family, a stable society and the solid mission Korea on the basis of Deuteronomy 24:5. 1) The first step of a marriage vacation : 1~3 month. 2) The second step of a marriage vacation : 4~6 month. 3) The third step of a marriage vacation : 6~12 month.
* In fact, it is nearly impossible to realize this but Church should practice.