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Appendix I: Questionnaire Demographic information 1.

Please indicate your gender Male 20-30 yrs 31-40 yrs 41-50 yrs [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] Female[ ] 2. Indicate your age bracket

51 and above [ ] 3. State your highest level of education Primary level Secondary level College University Postgraduate 4. Please indicate your church. African Inland Church (AIC) Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) Ridgeways Baptist Church) RBC) Nairobi Chapel Nairobi Pentecostal Church (NPC) Deliverance Churches of Kenya (DCK) Redeemed Gospel Church of Kenya Assemblies of God Kenya (AGK) [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]

5. Does your church carry out premarital counseling before marriage? Yes [ ] No [ ]

6. Are there significant points of commonality between biblical counseling in the past and proper biblical counseling today? Yes Yes [ [ ] ] No No [ ] [ ] 7. Do you think a pastor can offer premarital counseling from the pulpit?

8. If yes, to what extent do your church pre-marital counseling sessions address the following aspects? Great extent Very great Moderate extent Very low extent Very low extent Low extent Low extent

Communication skills Intimacy enhancing techniques Conflict resolution techniques Spiritual and religious values Cultural differences Financial values, goals, and planning Sex Marital roles Socialization needs (extrovert and introvert differences) Anger management Family planning 9. In your own opinion does culture influence the choice of a marriage partner? Yes [ ] No [ ] Very great Great extent Moderate extent To what extent do the following cultural factors affect premarital counseling?

Race Tribe Traditional marriages

extent

extent

Female circumcision Language barrier 10. Do you think most Kenyan churches that do premarital counseling take into account the Kenyan cultural context? Yes 11. [ ] No [ ] If yes, to what extent do Kenyan churches that do premarital counseling take into Great extent Very great Moderate extent Very low extent Very low extent

account the following cultural factors? Low extent Low extent

Race Tribe Traditional marragies Female circumcision Language barrier 12. What forms of premarital counseling methods does your church use? i. ii. iii. iv. Very great Great extent Moderate extent

13. To what extent does your church use the following methods of pre-marital counseling?

Video Counseling Sessions Reproducible Participant's Study Guide Join and actively participate Classes Meet individually with one of the ministers for no less than 5 hours of counseling Have counseling done with the required amount

extent

extent

of hours by another minister or professional marriage counselor Use of conferences Upsetting complacency, Challenging assumptions and preconceptions Skills training 14. To what extent do you think it will be appropriate to incorporate the Kenyan

culture in the development of a premarital counseling manual for use in the church and other counseling organizations? Very appropriate Appropriate Moderately appropriate Inappropriate 15. [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]

Do you think the development of a premarital counseling manual incorporating Yes [ ] No [ ]

the Kenyan culture can make a difference in the field of premarital counseling?

Appendix II: Interview Guide 1. In your own opinion does culture influence the choice of a marriage partner? If yes, how? 2. Which cultural factors do you think affect premarital counseling? 3. How do cultural factors affect cultural factors affect premarital counseling? 4. Do most Kenyan churches that do premarital counseling take into account the Kenyan cultural context? 5. Do most premarital counselors take the Kenyan cultural context into account when offering premarital counseling? 6. What forms of premarital counseling methods do churches use? 7. Would developing a premarital counseling manual that takes into account the Kenyan culture, for churches and other Christian counseling organizations make a difference?