What I Wish I'd Known before I Got Married (Keepin' It Real) [NOOK Book]

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Building a marriage is a lifelong endeavor for both men and women. Most marriage books cover the three C's--communication, compromise, and consideration -- but fail to address many issues critical to a healthy relationship. Family advocate Kay James calls these the "things I wish I had known before I got married": advice on finances, sex, children, and dealing with the extended family. Noting that the apostle Paul exhorted older women not to inspire or counsel younger women, but to teach them how to be wives to ...
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What I Wish I'd Known before I Got Married (Keepin' It Real)

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Overview

Building a marriage is a lifelong endeavor for both men and women. Most marriage books cover the three C's--communication, compromise, and consideration -- but fail to address many issues critical to a healthy relationship. Family advocate Kay James calls these the "things I wish I had known before I got married": advice on finances, sex, children, and dealing with the extended family. Noting that the apostle Paul exhorted older women not to inspire or counsel younger women, but to teach them how to be wives to their husbands, Kay offers a lifetime's wealth of wisdom for creating an unbreakable marriage relationship.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307565129
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/21/2009
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,341,226
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Kay Coles James has been an ardent advocate for the family for over twenty years and was recently appointed by President Bush to serve in his administration. She was previously a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a leading educational institute based in Washington, D.C. Mrs. James also served on the board of directors at Focus on the Family ministries and speaks to groups across the nation. She is married to Charles Sr., and they have three children.


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9
Introduction 11
Part I Before the Ceremony
1. Getting There 21
2. Forming Families 37
3. Understanding Forever 49
4. The Choice for Children 61
5. "Work" Versus "Career" 79
Part II After the Wedding
6. Preventative Care 99
7. Uncrossing Communications 111
8. Financial Foibles 129
9. Intimacy Versus Sex 147
10. Coping with Abuse 165
11. Crisis Points 177
Conclusion 195
Resource Guide 201
Notes 209
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2002

    a must read for any christian woman who's considering, planning for or already married

    This book was given to me as a gift from a dear and close friend at my bridal shower and everytime I refer to it, usually at times when I'm facing some difficulty in my new marriage, I give God thanks for her. I've been married for 7 months and have since, lost contact w/ some of my close girlfriends w/ whom I used to have lengthy discussions about love and life. Now, it's just the two of us and I really don't have anyone to turn to for a real sister-girlfriend talk when crisis hits. This book as been such a refuge, and more, in those times. It's a real resource for the young christian woman looking for guidance down the many avenues of this journey...marriage.

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