The marriage institution is at crossroads. The professional marital therapists continue to be overwhelmed thus public programmes need to be supported in communities. Pastoral marital counselling at ZAOGA church level offers cutting edge solutions to sustaining marriages. Pastors are in touch every day and have potential to influence marital direction. The ZAOGA pastoral counsellors in Nyika District have what it takes to sustain unstable marriages among their married congregants. The divorce rate in ZAOGA is under check. The book supports the need to incorporate religious and spiritual concerns in psychotherapy as suggested by the DSM-IV edition of 1993 axis 1 category. ZAOGA, like many churches, has as a long history of volunteer work and service to the community.
Tarashika Mashamba, MSc Counselling Psychology: Studied Counselling at the Zimbabwe Open University and the Great Zimbabwe University. Guidance and Counselling Resource Educator, Nebarwe School, Bikita
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Marriage counselling, pastoral marital therapy, ZAOGA, theological interventions
PSYCHOLOGY & PSYCHIATRY / General