Before You Live Together: Will Living Together Bring Your Closer or Drive You Apart?

Before You Live Together: Will Living Together Bring Your Closer or Drive You Apart?

by David Gudgel

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Before You Live Together: Will Living Together Bring Your Closer or Drive You Apart? by David Gudgel

Will Living Together Bring You Closer - or Drive You Apart? You're about to make a decision that will take your life in a totally new direction - one that will have a lasting impact on you and someone you love. If you're wrestling with that decision, that's all to the good, because now is the time to stop and set your emotions gently aside - a time to sort through your own feelings, as well as other people's opinions about what's best for you. The basic message of Before You Live Together is candid, caring and thoughtful - one that uses true stories to illustrate different living-together situations and their outcome. It also addresses the basic questions and issues you may have asked yourself, including:  Is this the best way to find out if we're compatible?  Why do we need a piece of paper to tell us we're committed to each other?  It's so much cheaper than paying two rents, isn't it?  While this book presents biblical values in a compelling and loving way, it never lectures, but instead seeks to help you decide what is best for both of you.  Read it for yourself.  Read it with the one you love.  Read it to make the right decision at the time when it matters most.

 

DR. DAVE GUDGEL has over 20 years of experience as a pastor.  He has also served as an associate pastor of adult and youth ministries.  His years of pastoring have given him a great deal of experience in counseling couples who are considering marriage or living together.  Dave is currently serving as pastor of a church in Phoenix, Arizona.  He and his wife, Bernice, have three children.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830732524
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
Publication date: 08/28/2003
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

DR. DAVE GUDGEL has over 20 years of experience as a pastor. He has also serviced as an associate pastor of adult and youth ministries. His years of pastoring have given him a great deal of experience in counseling couples who are considering marriage or living together. Dave is currently serving as pastor of a church in Phoenix, Arizona. He and his wife, Bernice, have three children.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

Introduction: Thinking About Moving In Together? 12

Part 1 Living Together

Case Study A (Part 1): Justin and Brooke: In the Beginning 16

Chapter 1 First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage 19

Chapter 2 The Five Reasons 29

Chapter 3 Welcome to the Real World 37

Chapter 4 Rehearsal for Marriage 50

Case Study A (Part 2): Justin and Brooke: The Rest of the Story 60

Part 2 How to Be Sure

Chapter 5 Are You Ready? 70

Chapter 6 He Lopes Me, He Loves Me Not 78

Chapter 7 What About Sex? 88

Chapter 8 1-800-We-Need-Help 99

Part 3 Spiritual Insight

Case Study B (Part 1): Mark and Kathy: Considering Living Together 110

Chapter 9 Your Most Valuable Asset 114

Chapter 10 The Instructions 124

Chapter 11 Protect Your Soul 133

Chapter 12 The View from Above 140

Chapter 13 The Perfect Wedding 148

Case Study B (Part 2): Mark and Kathy: The Decision 159

Epilogue: Your Story 164

Endnotes 166

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