The saying goes "When you marry, you don't just marry an individual, you marry a whole family." But more specifically, you are marrying the influences that family has had on your spouse. Our families have shaped our views on everything from religion to finances to sex, and, whether helpful or harmful, these views are brought to our marriage and can unknowingly affect it.
Getting Ready for Marriage Workbook helps engaged couples and newlyweds:
- learn what "ghosts' they bring to marriage
- examine their family backgrounds
- determine guidelines for their own marriage
Through interactive exercises, couples discover the roots of their beliefs, sight potential problem ares, and learn how to successfully through problems. Couples are then encouraged to make their own covenants in specific areas such as financial matters, resolving conflict, religious orientation,. and family planning & children-essential in building a strong marriage partnership.
|Publisher:||Nelson, Thomas, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Jerry D. Hardin served as a pastor over marriage and family life at Central Community Church and was founder and director of the Family Life Counseling Center. He has served as a clinical marriage and family therapist, teacher, seminar speaker, and facilitator of marriage, family, and premarital workshops. Jerry and his wife, Marilynn, have been married for more than fifty years and have three sons—Steve, Scott, Paul—and seven grandchildren.
Dianne C. Sloan worked as a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist in private practice and as an educator for twenty-five years. She also served as a consultant and trainer for several agencies and churches in Wichita, was a former director at the Center on Family Living, and served as director of the Family Life Counseling Center at Central Community Church. Dianne and her husband, Jim, have been married more than forty-five years and have one son, Jason, and two grandchildren.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
this book is great it gives a lot of information and also helps you and your soon to be, get to know eachother better and work on skills that need to be mastered for when you do get married. i loved this book and think it is great for an engaged couple.
This book is a great workbook for couples preparing for a marriage relationship. As the book progresses, it helps people learn about the value system and expectations each brings to the altar. The chapters are short, but very informative,and the questionares can be quite a revelation to couples who have only scratched the surface with each other.