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Created by FamilyLife, one of America's leading marriage and family ministries, Preparing for Marriage is a dynamic, ...
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!
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
Posted January 9, 2011
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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Posted May 1, 2012
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.
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Posted April 19, 2012
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