12 Questions to Ask Before You Marry

12 Questions to Ask Before You Marry


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12 Questions to Ask Before You Marry by Clayton King, Sharie King

Today, marriages have a 50 percent chance of lasting. Longing to improve those odds, pastor Clayton King, author of the popular Dying to Live, and his wife, Sharie, reveal a revolutionary biblical perspective—at the heart of a godly union is a heart of service. Love is more about understanding one’s spouse than being understood.

Offering wisdom from God’s Word and beneficial advice from their decade of marriage, the Kings present 12 relationship-building questions for couples to ask before they wed. They guide and encourage couples to discuss their:

  • religious backgrounds
  • past relationships
  • desires for family and future
  • financial habits and goals
  • vocational aspirations

These questions reveal expectations and concerns and help each person understand the needs and hopes of their loved one. A great resource for churches, counselors, dating couples, and young men and women who dream of a forever marriage.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736937771
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 08/01/2011
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 638,256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Sharie King is an artist, author, and a popular speaker at youth and women’s conferences. She has coauthored 12 Questions to Ask Before You Marry with her husband, Clayton. Together with her pastor-evangelist husband, Sharie shares a passion to serve Christ through ministry, missions, and marriage, which she pursues by prioritizing being a wife to Clayton and a mom to their two sons.

Clayton King, a pastor, evangelist, missionary, and author, has been dedicated since age 14 to proclaiming the gospel and calling Christians to live out the life of Jesus. He has spoken to millions of people in 30-plus countries and written numerous books, including Dying to Live, Amazing Encounters with God, and 12 Questions to Ask Before You Marry (coauthored with his wife, Charie). Clayton loves good books, the outdoors, strong coffee, dirt bikes and four-wheelers, and especially his wife and children.

Table of Contents

Foreword Craig Groeschel 9

Are You Paying Attention? 11

1 Are You Willing to Grow Up? 25

2 Are You "Equally Yoked"? 35

3 Have You Talked About Money? 47

4 Will You Tell the Truth? 61

5 Will You Commit? 77

6 Are You Compatible? 91

7 Have You Communicated Your Expectations? 105

8 Are You Ready to Marry an Entire Family? 119

9 Are You Willing to Submit? 131

10 Will You Give Respect? 147

11 Are You Ready to Love? 161

12 Are You Ready to "Get Naked"? 175

Final Considerations 189

Notes 193

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Nick_L More than 1 year ago
As a single guy, this books and the principles within it helps give valuable principles and ideals during our own personal journey with God. to find our spouse. This book gives truths and hints to help reduce potential pain, heartache, and disaster that could occur if one does not plan or think about before being married or even entering into a dating relationship from the complex to the very simple. A must read.