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Interchurch Organizations
Books on Interchurch Marriages and Families
Interchurch Links and Resources
National Organizations for Mental Health Professionals

Interchurch Organizations

Association for Interchurch Families (AIF) (http://www.interchurchfamilies.org) is an international organization devoted to interchurch families. This site contains numerous resources for couples, including an electronic version of its journal, Interchurch Families. You can also join a listserve for individuals interested in discussing interchurch issues. The AIF website also lists chapters or contacts for several different countries. For information about the American chapter of the Association for Interchurch Families, you can go to the following web address: http://www.aifusa.org.

Books on Interchurch Marriages and Families

Double Belonging: Interchurch Families and Christian Unity. Author: George Kilcourse (1992). Publisher: Paulist Press, (Mahwah, NJ). ISBN 0-8091-3292-3 (pbk.)

Ecumenical Marriage and Remarriage: Gifts and Challenges to the Churches. Author: Michael Lawler (1990). Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications.

Ministry to Interchurch Marriages: A National Study. Author: Center for Marriage and Family. Publisher: Creighton University (Omaha, NE).

Mixed Matches: How to Create Successful Interracial, Interethnic, and Interfaith Relationships . Author: Joel Crohn (1995). Publisher: Fawcett Columbine (New York , NY).

When you Intermarry: A Resource for Inter-Christian, Intercultural Couples, Parents and Families . Author: Charles Joanides (2002). Publisher: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America .

Interchurch Links and Resources

http://www.interfaith.goarch.org - This site is dedicated to interchurch and interfaith marriages. It will be of particular interest to couples where one individual is from the Greek Orthodox Church.

http://www.interchurchfamilies.org - This links to the website for the Association of Interchurch Families. This site contains numerous resources for couples, including an electronic version of its journal, Interchurch Families. You can also join a listserve for individuals interested in discussing interchurch issues.

http://www.americancatholic.org/Newsletters/CU/ac0690.asp - This links to a Catholic Update entitled Interchurch Marriages: How to Help Them Succeed.

http://www.religioustolerance.org/ifm_menu.htm - This links to a website by the Ontario Consultants for Religious Tolerance. This specific link takes an individual to a portion of the website that specifically looks at interchurch and interfaith marriages.

http://www.ecumenism.net/icf.htm - This links to a website entitled Interchurch Families Saskatoon . This site has information on interchurch marriages, including a brochure entitled How to Help Your Mixed Marriage Succeed.

http://www.mn.catholic.org.au/diocesan/interchurch_families.htm - This links to a Catholic diocese in New South Wales, Australia that offers a publication entitled Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations within the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

National Organizations for Mental Health Professionals

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy is the national organization for marriage and family therapists. The site includes TherapistLocator.net, which allows an individual to search for a family therapist in one's local area.

American Association of Pastoral Counselors is the national organization for Pastoral Counselors. The site allows an individual to search for a pastoral counselor or service center in one's area.

American Counseling Association is the national organization for professional counselors. The site lists strategies for locating a counselor. It also includes a link to the National Board of Certified Counselors, which can be used to locate a certified counselor in one's area.

American Psychiatric Association is the national association for psychiatrists. Referrals for psychiatrists can be obtained through the local district branch of the American Psychiatric Association, community mental health centers, medical schools, or local medical society.

American Psychological Association is the national association for psychologists. Call 1-800-964-2000 for a referral to a psychologist in your area. The operator will use your zip code to locate and connect you with the referral system in your area.

National Association for Social Workers is the national organization for social workers. The site allows an individual to search for a social worker in one's area.