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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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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