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Marriage Preparedness

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  • Before You Say I Do


    Is marriage on your mind? Have you found “the one”? This popular and helpful interactive workbook is designed to strengthen your love relationship and deepen your bond. You’ll find all you need for fun and thoughtful discussions as you explore vital areas, including:

    -What does the Bible teach about marriage?
    -What makes you feel loved?
    -How do you handle conflicts?
    -Do you plan to have children? Why or why not?
    -What are your priorities when it comes to money?

    Drawn from years of marriage preparation seminars and counseling sessions, these insightful questions will help you build a solid future together. With Jesus as your cornerstone, your partner and you can create a loving, successful marriage.

    More than 500,000 couples helped!

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  • Marriage Preparation Workbook (Workbook)


    Life is filled with choices, but one of the most significant choices a person will ever make is the decision to marry someone. The questions in this marriage preparation workbook are designed to help you explore a number of issues that couples face as they contemplate life together.

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  • Getting Ready For Marriage Workbook (Workbook)


    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 areas, and learn how to successfully work 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.

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  • Ready To Wed


    Rings. Dress. Cake.You’re engaged, and the checklist for the day of your dreams is a mile long. In the who, what, where, and how of planning, the why can be forgotten.

    Ready to Wed discusses 12 Traits of a thriving marriage and offers a variety of topics to guide and advise those preparing to say, “I do!”

    Learn to:
    *Define a vision statement unique to your marriage.
    *Positively engage conflict to build a foundation of trust and forgiveness.
    *”Leave and cleave,” even if you are a child of divorce.
    *Manage expectations-and your in-laws!
    *Navigate hot-button issues including, sex and the chore wars.
    *Cope with change, stress, and crisis-especially in your first year.
    *Build a community of support and find mentors.
    *Assess your progress using the Couple Checkup.

    Loaded with advice, tips, and instructions, this valuable resource is ideal for soon-to-be-newlyweds and those who support them!

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  • Getting Ready For Marriage Workbook (Workbook)


    Delivered in nine potent sessions, each rooted in key biblical and relational truths, Jim Burns and Doug Fields craft a premarital model that equips participants to confront big issues prior to their wedding day. A thoughtful gift or family ministry resource, the workbook also includes an appendix for use as a counseling centerpiece. Topics include communication, finances, spirituality, and intimacy.

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  • Getting Ready For Marriage


    In Getting Ready for Marriage, relationship experts Jim Burns and Doug Fields pour decades of experience into a fresh, current, and practical guide tailor-made for couples approaching marriage. Explorations of family history, communication styles, money matters, and sexual intimacy help couples define and prepare for the work and rewards of a healthy union. Easy to navigate and including meaningful exercises and conversation starters, this book is designed to guide relationships for the long haul. It will also appeal to pastors and marriage counselors.

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  • How To Be Found By Your Spouse


    Have you been looking for love in all the wrong places? Are you on the brink of giving up on having a fulfilled and Godly marriage?

    How to Be Found By Your Spouse offers a Bible-based guide on how to prepare for a Godly marriage.
    Dr. Woodard uses her experience and inspiration to help you find peace on the journey to Holy Matrimony.

    “So many people desire to be married but are going about it the wrong way. I believe I have been given nuggets of Spirit-inspired wisdom that will illuminate the path to what can be an exhausting and tumultuous journey…the path to marriage.”-Charlye Woodard

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  • 7 Steps To Finding Your Biblical Mate


    SKU (ISBN): 9781629525549ISBN10: 1629525545Richard SchalesBinding: Trade PaperPublished: April 2014Publisher: Xulon Press Print On Demand Product

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  • Tale Of True Love



    How many days, months, or even years has your heart been aching and longing for real love? The 100% genuine even on your worst day kind of love? How long have you been longing for someone to see how smart you are, how kind you are, how beautiful you are inside and out? For someone who will love, accept, and treasure all of you with all your quirkiness, idiosyncrasies, and unique personality? For someone who will love all of your voluptuous curves or your sexy slenderness? Someone who will stand by you through thick and thin, sickness and health, poverty or wealth…UNTIL your natural end?! Someone who will encourage you when you are weak and celebrate with you in every victory? If you really want to have this kind of love. If you’re ready to set yourself in the safety of healthy boundaries out of the paths of all of the “relationship pirates,” lurking in the scenes of life waiting to rob and exploit you of your “good treasures.” If you are ready and willing to roll up your sleeves and put in some real work, then you don’t have to be a victim of loneliness, unappreciated, overlooked, unloved and single any longer. Join Sadira on a journey from disappointment and pain to a romantic fairytale love and a solid, loving, life-time relationship. There IS a “yellow brick road” that can lead you right into the arms of your God-given mate. So, let’s get to work, let’s take the RIGHT steps down the RIGHT roads to make you “relationship ready” for your RIGHT mate.

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  • Considering Marriage : Are You Fit To Be Tied


    What does the Bible say about Christian marriage? Should we get married now or wait? Are we really ready? When is the timing right? What if one of us is unsure? This 96-page mini-book, Considering Marriage, provides premarriage counseling that will help you on your journey of making the decision and preparations before you say, I do.” Marriage is a beautiful covenant made between a man and a woman, so how do you know when it’s right to get married? Includes Christian marriage counseling and premarital counseling questions, such as Will his quirks drive you insane? Will her weird habits become a daily annoyance? Are you becoming more confident in your direction, or less?

    Included in this easy-to-read marriage counseling handbook are dozens of exercises that are excellent tools for opening the door to meaningful communication. Learn what each partner’s definition of love is, or their concept of the role and responsibilities of a wife and husband. These marriage quizzes will help you and your significant other maneuver through potentially tough and thought-provoking questions with ease.

    Get biblical answers from a Christian counselor to questions like:
    *Is it important to be romantically attracted to the person I want to marry?
    *When does age difference matter?
    *What is the root causes for marrying the wrong person?
    *What if my non-Christian parents disapprove of my Christian fiance?
    *Will God stop a marriage if it’s not His will?
    *And many more.

    Knowing why marriage was created and what a Christian marriage is will make life after the wedding so much more fruitful and satisfying.

    This christian marriage counseling guide covers the basics: More than just “tying the knot,” Christians need to know-
    *The biblical requirements for faithfulness within marriage
    *Why marrying someone who is an unbeliever is a problem
    *What the Lord says about marriage between a Christian and a non-Christian.

    Learn the secrets to a Christian marriage, and the ups and downs to expect as you travel through the reality of marriage after the honeymoon. Includes a checklist of unrealistic expectations about marriage, such as:
    *Myth: Romance will sustains a marriage forever
    *Myth: Engaging in premarital sex will have no effect on a marriage, or the far other extreme myth: Premarital sex is the unforgiveable sin.
    *Myth: My spouse will always make me feel loved.
    *Myth: We will never have serious disagreements.
    *Myth: Religious differences will be insignificant

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  • Where Did All The Good Men Go


    *Why you can’t find a good man?
    *Why “I Do” turns into “I Don’t”?
    *Why first sex together changes a good man forever? (And not in a good way!)
    *Why when you seek a good man’s commitment, you prevent his devotion?
    *Why submission to your husband as described in scripture is actually optional?
    *Why you fail in your relationships because you are searching for “Mr. Right”?
    *Why once you find a good man, he ends up leaving you?
    If you become wives, you eventually face a Two-Year Glitch, Seven-Year Itch, and Twenty-Year Ditch & Switch. Plus, you must daily navigate and negotiate hundreds of situations described throughout this book. You can find, capture, and keep the good man of your dreams-if you first learn how to restore and refine your natural relationship expertise that has already been provided to you by a loving God.

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  • Right From The Start


    1. Money – Your Premarriage Experience With Finances
    2. Money – Your Premarriage Expectations About Finances
    3. Sex – Your Premarriage Experience With Sexuality And Intimacy
    4. Sex – Your Premarriage Expectations About Sexuality And Intimacy
    5. Power – You Premarriage Experiences With Power And Control
    6. Power – Your Premarriage Expectations About Power And Control
    7. Faith – Your Premarriage Experience With Faith And Values
    8. Failth – Your Premarriage Expectations About Faith And Values
    9. Family – Your Premarriage Experience With Family Life
    10. Family – Your Premarriage Expectations About Family Life

    Additional Info
    This book explores the art of conversation, and the process of good listening and counseling. Right From the Start: A Premarital Guide for Couples is full of real-life stories and advice to help couples prepare for and thrive in married life. Through story-telling, David and Lisa Frisbie open up the doors for couples to hash out their ideas, differences, and misunderstandings before anyone is hurt in the future. A little drama now is better than a lot of trauma later. Marriage is for life, and it is your duty as a couple to deal with the issues now before you find out it s too late.

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  • In Search Of A One Womans Man



    Kenyan by birth, French by education and American by marriage,

    one woman tells of how she got to meet the one-woman’s-man, the story of how she finally met him after a real wilderness in the pursuit of a mate.

    If you ask most women why they are still single, they will disclose to you that the largest number of men they met are unfaithful. ‘Just when you are in a relationship that looks like it is headed in a positive direction the man dashes off with another woman, marries her and leaves you there looking like a zombie’.

    What this book enlightens you about is that pursuit of marriage is more spiritual than it is physical. Blessed are those who pursue matrimony by using the Christian path and woe to them that pursue it using physical methods…..

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  • Preparing For Marriage (Reprinted)


    You’re in love, and it’s the real thing. You have made a joyous decision together–a decision destined to change your lives forever: You’re getting married! Now, as you plan your wedding celebration, it is time to lay the foundation for a lifetime of love and romance. Today you can begin the important, lifelong task of building a strong Christian marriage.Created by Family Life, one of America’s leading marriage and family ministries, Preparing for Marriage is a dynamic, comprehensive program designed to help you prepare for life together after the cake is cut and the guests head home. That is when the real adventure begins–the adventure of creating an intimate, lasting, and biblical marriage!Inside you’ll find eight sessions of fun, romantic study that will help you target areas for growth in your relationship. You can work through Preparing for Marriage as a couple, with a pastor or premarital counselor, or with a small group. Don’t just plan your wedding . . . prepare for your marriage!

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  • How Do I Fall In Love Today


    For the reader who is interested in getting results in life, learning how to build purposeful relationships with family and friends of the same and of the complementing sex through the fundamental principle of giving the advantage is paramount. How Do I Fall in Love Today? takes you step by step from being single and whole, to stepping out of selfishness, to qualifying a mate, to being truly intimate, to evaluating your current perspective on love, to assessing where you are today based the decisions you have made. This book will challenge your current perspective on love and lay a blueprint of how to walk in love in a practical and accessible manner.

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  • Are You Ready For True Love


    Discern between relational fits, misfits, and counterfeits. There are a lot more counterfeit men than money. About the only exercise some guys get is running out of money and after women. Brains are what a man looks for in a wife, after not using any in selecting one. If a man tells a woman she’s beautiful, she’ll overlook most of his other lies. Courtship is that period during which the female decides whether or not she can do any better. The trouble with marriage is not the institution. It’s the personnel. One reason why so many marriages are failing is that so many inexperienced people get into them. Avoid cupidity meeting stupidity. It is better to be single and happy than married and miserable. Most girls seem to marry men like their fathers. Maybe that’s the reason so many mothers cry at weddings. Romance often begins by a splashing waterfall and ends over a leaky sink. For many an adult education begins with marriage. Don’t get into the sea of matrimony on a wave of enthusiasm. Beyond love at first sight, get divine insight. Learn a lot before tying the knot.

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  • Lady In Waiting (Expanded)


    With humor, honesty, and biblical truths, the authors help point women to being the right woman and not just finding the right man. By studying the biblical character Ruth, women learn the characteristics that every woman of God should develop. This expanded edition of the original best-seller includes a personal journal and study guide.

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  • How To Choose A Life Partner


    This insightful book deals with practical aspects of marriage and relationships, based on God-given principles. It deals with issues such as abuse, communication, temperament, finances and infidelity head-on, and points out how they influence the relationship between a man and a woman.

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  • Living Together : A Guide To Counseling Unmarried Couples


    Offers a biblical perspective on the explosive and growing social phenomena of couples moving in together instead of marrying-a common trend even among Christian couples. Biblical, practical, and competent help for those who counsel and minister to unwed couples.

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  • 101 Questions To Ask Before You Get Engaged


    More than half of all couples who become engaged this year will never make it to the altar. Why? Leading experts believe it’s because couples fail to really get to know their potential mate before getting engaged. Relationship expert and noted couples counselor Norm Wright steers potential brides and grooms through a series of soul-searching questions to discern if they’ve really met “the One.” A dynamic book with a great message for people who seek God’s guidance in finding a perfect lifetime companion.

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  • Marriage Journey : Preparations And Provisions For Life Together (Revised)


    The Sacrament Of Marriage
    Extended Families
    Being With Others
    Living Together
    Fighting Fair
    Money Matters
    Sexual Intimacy
    The Gift Of Children
    Yes, No, Maybe, Why Bother (Marriage Preparation, Marriage Enrichment)
    The Journey Ahead

    Additional Info
    Updated version of this classic resource for couples about to marry, those already married, and the congregations that support them, including new introductory material and a completely revised resources section.

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  • They That Wait


    From the bondage of “How long, Lord?” To the freedom of “Trusting in Him.”

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  • Lets Talk Marriage


    In a time when one out of every two marriages fails, sound, experience-based advice for marital success is needed more than ever. This book is an exceptional premarital guide for couples preparing for marriages that will last a lifetime. Writing in a friendly, conversational style, F. Dean Lueking extends a steadying hand of guidance, offering affirmation where a couple is already confident and practical help in getting at touchier issues not as easily addressed. In the course of the book Lueking talks about the crucial role of communication in healthy, enduring marriages, explores the physical side of married life, and gives helpful insights into the benefits of grounding a marriage in shared spiritual values. Filled with questions and comments for readers to ponder, this book will be a valuable aid to engaged couples and those who counsel them.

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  • Her Hand In Marriage


    1. The Authority Of Parents
    2. Preparing Sons For Courtship
    3. Preparing Daughters For Courtship
    4. Culmination Of Courtship
    5. Details Of Courtship

    Additional Info
    The modern dating system is bankrupt. It does not train young people to form a relationship but rather to form a series of relationships, hardening themselves to all but the current one. Recreational dating encourages emotional attachments without convenantal fences and makes a joke of a father’s authority. The disrespect children have for their fathers in this area is an echo of the disrespect fathers have for their own office.

    Biblical courtship provides a wonderful freedom. It involves familial wisdom and godly protection. Grounded upon the involved authority of the father, courtship delights in its public connection to the lives of families. Sexual purity is a great inheritance for a marriage, and part of the fathers job is to guarantee to protect that heritage.

    Biblical courtship is a humble affront to the sterility of modern relationships. And as a new generation rejoices in this ancient wisdom, the current waves of broken relationships will begin to recede.

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  • Divorce And Remarriage


    When it comes to divorce and remarriage, everyone appeals to Scripture—but no one agrees on what it says. In this book, four Christian thinkers (J. Carl Laney, William Heth, Thomas Edgar, and Larry Richards) debate the more perplexing points. Each essayist presents his own view and critiques the others. Case studies apply theories to real-life situations.

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  • Premarital Guidance


    Here’s the authoritative source for counseling couples who plan to wed. Taylor discusses the four aspects of premarital care; skills for couple care; counseling session components and topics; common couple tasks; the teaching of Scripture; and wedding preparation. He also helps you establish church policies for counseling and the wedding service itself.

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  • Act Of Marriage (Revised)


    1. The Sanctity Of Sex
    2. What Lovemaking Means To A Man
    3. What Lovemaking Means To A Woman
    4. Why God Created Sex
    5. Sex Education
    6. The Art Of Lovemaking
    7. For Men Only
    8. For Women Only
    9. The Unfulfilled Woman
    10. The Key To Feminine Response
    11. The Impotent Man
    12. Sane Family Planning
    13. Sex Survey Report
    14. The Missing Dimension
    15. Practical Answers To Common Questions
    304 Pages

    Additional Info
    This updated and expanded edition gives a fresh, informative edge to an already definitive book.

    New sections discuss “sex after sixty” and five reasons why God created sex. All supported by the very latest findings in the fields of medicine and sociology.

    For engaged couples and newlyweds who want to make lovemaking a joy from the start…for couples who have been married for years and want to maintain the flame or rekindle the embers…for every husband or wife who wants to be a better lover—here are the insights into each other’s bodies, psychosexual makeup, and need for tender, unselfish affection that can help you achieve your goal.

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  • Preparing For Marriage


    This workbook provides helpful guidance, useful inventories, places to jot down responses, and discussion starters that will help a couple learn more about themselves, their relationship, and their hopes for the future.

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