Would you like to have a successful, joyful marriage? Do you want to know more about you loved one's dreams and goals for your union? Before You Say "I Do provides the perfect opportunity to gain greater insights into your future mate's expectations and time-tested principles for a satisfying lifelong partnership.
Through interactive surveys, thoughtful questions, and real-life examples, your relationship will deepen as you uncover areas of harmony and potential areas of discord. You will explore ways to:
Adjust to difference in personality and background
This comprehensive program offers couples the guidance and groundwork necessary to assist them in evaluating their readiness to make a permanent life commitment. Each of the eight chapters deal with critical topics that are addressed in several ways: His and Her pages; Couple and Group discussion questions; Issues of Special focus; and more. Also comes with a complete wedding liturgy planner with Scripture readings.
More than half of all couples who become engaged this year will never make it to the altar. Why? Leading experts believe it's because couples fail to really get to know their potential mate before getting engaged. Relationship expert and noted couples counselor Norm Wright steers potential brides and grooms through a series of soul-searching questions to discern if they've really met "the One."
Couples will be much more confident about whether or not to pursue marriage after completing these in-depth and personal questions. Norm also addresses the delicate subject of calling off the wedding if readers discover that a potential mate isn't actually meant to be a life partner.
Using the same structure as Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott address the unique issues of "pre-remarital" families. This book prepares couples for what lies ahead and enables them to tackle the challenges with faith, perseverance, and hope.
Sixty percent of second marriages fail. Yours can be among the ones that succeed. Relationship experts Les and Leslie Parrott show how you can beat the odds with flying colors and make remarriage the best thing that's ever happened to you. Do you have the skills you need? Now is the time to acquire them--and build a future together that is everything marriage can and ought to be.
Also available: men's workbook, women's workbook, and ... more
Couples are encouraged to make their own covenants in specific areas such as finance, conflict resolution, religious orientation, and family planning and children, those essentials in building a strong marriage partnership.
Now Norm Wright has written a companion devotional for those who are about to be married. This unique tool features passages that can be studied individually and then discussed and also contains special devotions that couples can complete together.
Working through more than 60 insightful devotions, couples will explore how to clarify role expectations, establish a healthy sexual relationship, handle finances, and much more. Thoughtful questions, soul-searching statements, and ample journaling space help couples define a successful, loving union.
Engaged couples will also acquire a solid understanding of how to develop a biblical relationship based on Jesus Christ and prayerfully trust Him to be the cornerstone of the ... more
Couples will discover how to make their future marriages successful by covering remarriage basics and communication skills; establishing realistic expectations; and handling problems, including in-laws, merged families, money, and sexual issues.
Written by the counselors at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in Glenside, Pennsylvania, these booklets are the first six in a series that will address a wide range of topics and will minister the life-changing power of the gospel to hurting people.
Getting married is one of the easiest things in the world to do. It requires a license, a ring, and two witnesses. But "staying married is one of life's greatest challenges. Developed over a thirty-year career in pastoral ministry, this book is based upon the premise that a healthy marriage is the result of what happens before a couple says, "I do." By focusing on seven concepts--faith, friendship, frankness, forgiveness, fidelity, finance, and family--couples will discover the tools they need to build a strong and lasting marriage. This resource is invaluable for couples, premarital counselors, and clergy. Includes chapter questions for serious reflection.
And now you are knee-deep in planning the details of the wedding. But are you also getting ready for what comes after the wedding?
Alice and Robert Fryling bring over twenty-five years of marriage experience to this workbook designed to guide you through open and honest communication about the things that will really matter in your marriage:
This isn't just a book you read--it's a book you do. Its interactive style allows you and your future spouse to explore its biblically-based counsel and challenging questions together or with a pastor. And with three chapters tailored specifically to y ... more