Some of the topics discussed in this book are:
• Ways to deal with yourself before committing to someone else
• Embracing realistic views regarding marriage
• Understanding barriers to getting married
• Establishing reasonable expectations
• Understanding what will be required of you as a spouse
• Obtaining the right guidance
Skip and Beverly Little met at a Singles' Ministry event at the church they both attend. Beverly was initially unimpressed by Skip and politely dismissed his advances. Undeterred, Skip persisted. His relentless pursuit finally wore Beverly down and she agreed to one dinner date. Dinner went well and they both agreed to pray for God's direction for their relationship. As time passed, a true friendship developed and Skip knew Beverly was the one! A few months into the relationship Skip traveled to Virginia to meet with Beverly's older brother and seek his approval to potentially marry Beverly--as both her parents were deceased. After several hours of intense interrogation and a follow-up visit, her brother finally consented. The couple courted for six months and then got engaged. During the time of their courtship and engagement they faithfully attended premarital counseling for an entire year. The premarital counseling proved to be invaluable.
Shortly after marriage, the Lord inspired them to provide additional guidance to other couples in their church who were contemplating marriage and So You Think You Want to Get Married was born. Currently, Skip and Beverly serve as the Married Couples' Ministers at First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Maryland. In this role, they provide pre-marital and marital support to thousands of individuals and couples.