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Preparing for Marriage: Discover God's Plan for a Lifetime of Love

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You're in love, and it's the real thing. You have made a joyous decision together--a decision destined to change your lives forever: You're getting married! Now, as you plan your wedding celebration, it is time to lay the foundation for a lifetime of love and romance. Today you can begin the important, lifelong task of building a strong Christian marriage.

Created by FamilyLife, one of America's leading marriage and family ministries, Preparing for Marriage is a dynamic, ...

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Overview

You're in love, and it's the real thing. You have made a joyous decision together--a decision destined to change your lives forever: You're getting married! Now, as you plan your wedding celebration, it is time to lay the foundation for a lifetime of love and romance. Today you can begin the important, lifelong task of building a strong Christian marriage.

Created by FamilyLife, one of America's leading marriage and family ministries, Preparing for Marriage is a dynamic, comprehensive program designed to help you prepare for life together after the cake is cut and the guests head home. That is when the real adventure begins--the adventure of creating an intimate, lasting, and biblical marriage!

Inside you'll find eight sessions of fun, romantic study that will help you target areas for growth in your relationship. You can work through Preparing for Marriage as a couple, with a pastor or premarital counselor, or with a small group. Don't just plan your wedding . . . prepare for your marriage!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764215506
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/15/2010
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 113,962
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dennis Rainey is president and CEO of FamilyLife, a division of Cru. Dennis and his wife, Barbara, have spoken at Weekend to Remember conferences around the world. Dennis serves as the daily host of the radio program FamilyLife Today. He and Barbara have authored more than two dozen books, including the bestselling Moments Together for Intimacy and Moments Together for Couples. The Raineys have six children and nineteen grandchildren.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 preparing the groundwork

Introduction Dennis Rainey 7

How to Use This Workbook 13

Worksheet 1 Understanding Your Personal History 19

Worksheet 2 Great Expectations 38

part 2 laying the foundation

Chapter 1 Why Marriage? 59

Chapter 2 God's Equation for Marriage: When one Plus One Equals One 81

part 3 making the decision

Chapter 3 Evaluating Your Relationship 115

Chapter 4 A Decision-Marking Guide 129

part 4 building oneness

Chapter 5 Authentic Communication 147

Chapter 6 Roles and Responsibilities 165

Chapter 7 Money, Money, Money 185

Chapter 8 Intimacy: Sexual Communication in Marriage 209

Where do we go from Here? 227

Appendix A Bonus: Parental Wisdom Questionnaire 231

Appendix B Bonus: Couple Interview 241

Appendix C Our Problems, God's Answers 245

About the Writers 255

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2011

    Warning! This is the workbook - not the leader's guide!

    This is the workbook, not the leader's guide. I don't know why anyone would want the workbook in a nookbook. You can't fill it out electronically, and it's 90% filling in blanks. I wanted the Leader's Guide, and when I was looking for the title "preparing for marriage" (not nookbooks, but books in general) I did not get a return for the Preparing for Marriage Leader's Guide, and since there was not additional information indicating this was a workbook, I mistakingly bought it, and once I realized what it was, felt I had been snookered. This book may be great, but was not what I wanted. If you want the leader's guide you have to type in "Preparing for Marriage Leader's Guide", and however stupidly ironic it seems, it is NOT available as a nookbook.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    The book is very helpful. It gives you things to talk about you

    The book is very helpful. It gives you things to talk about you should discuss before you get married. Strongly encourage couples to read and discuss the topics.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 19, 2012

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