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CONTENTS Acknowledgments Author¿s Note PART I: CEREMONIES FOR HEALING Introduction The Meaning of Adoption Acceptance of Responsibility An Allegory on Being a Family Exchange of Gifts The Lord¿s Prayer Declaration Chapter 1. Divorce Principles of Divorce A Charge to the Couple An Acceptance of Separateness Acknowledgment of Divorce Benediction Chapter 2. A Funeral Service for an Aborted Baby Chapter 3. Support for a Rape Survivor Chapter 4. The Commitment to Stop Smoking Introduction Commitment Affirmation Benediction Chapter 5. A Refugee Child on o Visit Home Chapter 6. A Memorial Service for One Killed in War Opening Prayer xi Biographical Statement and Opening Comments Litany Moments of Appreciation Closing Prayer Chapter 7. A Funeral for a Prodigal Son Opening Prayer Meditation Closing Prayer Chapter 8. Forgiving Another Person Opening Prayer Litany Prayer of Confession Guided Meditation Benediction Chapter 9. Forgiving Oneself Opening Prayer Personal Affirmation Litany Prayer of Confession Closing Prayer Chapter 10. Addressing Children¿s Phobias Part II: The Life Cycle Chapter 11. Marriage Premarital Consultation Ministering to Nervous Brides The Wedding Service Ceremony Introduction Chapter 12. Pre- and Postbaptism Chapter 13. Reaffirmation of Marriage Principles of Remarriage A Charge to the Couple Acceptance of Responsibility Comments on Marriage Exchange of Vows Prayer of Affirmation Declaration Benediction Chapter 14. Leaving Home Chapter 15. From Home to Nursing Home Introduction Opening Prayer The Meaning of Home Saying Goodbye A Liturgy of Transition Exchange of Gifts and Bestowal of a Blessing Hymn Benediction Chapter 16. Funerals Chapter 17. A Ceremony for Grieving Introduction A Prayer of Confession Litany Meditation Chapter 18. Creating Other Ceremonies Turning Off the Life Support System Approaching Death Physical Loss Material Loss Job Loss Organ Transplant Miscarriage Postpartum Depression 84 After a Funeral Accepting Responsibility for One¿s Grandchildren Support for a Survivor of Ethnic Cleansing Marking the End of an Affair Appendix A. Guided Meditation for Spiritual Growth Appendix B. Pastoral Care for an Unconscious Person Appendix C. Letting Go Appendix D. Letters from Santa 125 Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Rites and ceremonies.
Life change events -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.