Ready or Knot?: 12 Conversations Every Couple Needs to Have before Marriage

Ready or Knot?: 12 Conversations Every Couple Needs to Have before Marriage

Ready or Knot?: 12 Conversations Every Couple Needs to Have before Marriage

Ready or Knot?: 12 Conversations Every Couple Needs to Have before Marriage


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The wedding day is just one day in the life of a couple. But God's design is for marriage to last a lifetime. So how can someone know that the person they're with is the one they can truly build a life with—especially when so few marriages around them work?

Pastor Scott Kedersha has worked with more than 5,000 premarital couples to prepare them for the biggest decision of their lives. In Ready or Knot? he offers practical and Christ-centered guidance for couples for all of the days after the wedding day. Through authentic stories from real couples about the decisions they made (or wish they'd made), Scott asks the hard questions so his readers can break free from the watered-down Hollywood version of marriage and build their lives together on the right foundation—the unchanging Word of God.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801077937
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 154,964
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Scott Kedersha is the director of marriage ministry at Watermark Community Church, where he has served on the marriage team for more than 12 years. Through this ministry, he has helped more than 5,000 couples answer the question, "Ready or Knot?" He lives in the Dallas area with his wife and four sons. Learn more at

Table of Contents

Foreword Gary Thomas 11

The Best $20 You Will Spend on Your Relationship 15

1 What Is the Point of Marriage Anyway? 23

Why "You Complete Me" Is a Big, Fat Lie

2 Are We Looking to Win or Seeking to Understand? 37

The Most Important Skill You Need in Your Relationship

3 How Much Does Our Faith Really Matter? 55

Budding Your Marriage on the Right Foundation

4 What If You Say Tomato and I Say Tomahto? 71

Learning to Live with Each Other in an Understanding Way

5 Will We Clip Coupons or Max Out Credit Cards? 85

A Biblical View of Money and Financial Stewardship

6 Who's in Charge, and What Are Oar Biblical Roles? 99

The Part of Marriage TV Shows Never Get Right

7 How Can We Pursue Emotional Intimacy? 113

How to Be Completely Naked while Fully Clothed

8 What Do We Need to Know about Sex? 129

Finding Fulfillment between the Sheets

9 Do I Have to Visit Your Parents? 147

How to Thrive in Your Relationships with Family and In-Laws

10 Are We Roomies for Life or Best Friends? 161

Doing Life with Your Constant Companion

11 None of Their Business or Better Together? 177

Pursuing Community as a Couple

12 What about the Kids ? 193

Figuring Out the Future of Your Family

How Do We Break Up, Stop Having Sex, and Eight Other Frequently Asked Questions 207

Final Word: Till Death Do Us Part 219

Acknowledgments 223

Notes 227

About the Author 233

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