Preparing for Marriage

Author: Donald J. Luther
Publisher: Augsburg Books
ISBN: 9780806625690
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This workbook helps engaged couples explore their expectations, potentially troublesome issues and the meaning and challenges of marriage. Effective for pastors and counselors to use in premarriage counseling.

Preparing for Marriage

Author: Dennis Rainey
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441266860
Format: PDF, Docs
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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 FamilyLife, 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!

Desiring God

Author: John Piper
Publisher: Multnomah Pub
ISBN: 1601423098
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.

Countdown for Couples

Author: Dale Mathis
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781604829310
Format: PDF, Docs
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Research and common sense indicate that engaged couples will eventually have stronger, more successful marriages if they get good premarital counseling. Many churches now require such counseling, yet many Christian couples still enter marriage without that preparation. Countdown for Couples will fill that void. It will help couples learn about each other, and themselves individually, as well as their relational skills and compatibility as a couple.

Let s Talk Marriage

Author: F. Dean Lueking
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802849045
Format: PDF, ePub
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Writing to readers as a friendly, experienced guide who has prepared more than a thousand couples for marriage, a pastor extends a steadying hand, offering affirmation where couples already are confident and practical advice to help them recognize more difficult things that need attention. He gives couples the tools to foster open, caring, and purposeful communication--the surest path to a marriage that is solid, lasting, and happy.

Getting Ready for Marriage Workbook

Author: Jim Burns
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 0781412846
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Pulling off a successful wedding is one thing but fortifying a lifelong relationship is an entirely different endeavor. Relationship experts Jim Burns and Doug Fields invite couples to take a proactive approach to their marriage union—one that doesn’t shy away from sticky areas and tough topics—in order to develop a solid course from the very beginning. Jim and Doug apply decades of frontline experience working with couples into this fresh and practical resource. Organized in nine highly relevant sessions, each centered on key biblical and relational touchstones, Burns and Fields equip participants to confront big issues including communication, finances, spirituality, and intimacy—prior to their wedding day. Great as a stand-alone resource or partnered with the Getting Ready for Marriage: A Practical Road Map for Your Journey Together book and companion video package.

Preparing for Your Marriage

Author: William J. McRae
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310427612
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This study guide helps engaged couples understand key Bible passages, evaluate the basis of marriage, cultivate spiritual intimacy, discover and eliminate potential problems, and learn biblical principles for coping with stress. For counselors and engaged couples.

Preparing for Marriage Leader s Guide

Author: Dennis Rainey
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441266852
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Point Them in the Right Direction Before They Walk Down the Aisle Married couples begin their lives together with a vow of lifelong love and devotion . . . but many walk down the aisle unaware of all that promise entails. Now you can help engaged couples make their vows with open eyes and hearts, fully prepared for the hard and rewarding work of building a strong and lasting Christian marriage. Created by FamilyLife, one of America's leading marriage and family ministries, Preparing for Marriage is a dynamic, comprehensive premarital education program designed to lay the foundation for biblical, fulfilling marriage. As a supplement to Preparing for Marriage, the Preparing for Marriage Leader's Guide is an invaluable tool for pastors, premarital counselors, mentor couples, and small group leaders. Inside is everything you need to help engaged couples establish a lasting relationship built on an unshakable foundation: Jesus Christ. The Preparing for Marriage Leader's Guide will help you: · Counsel an engaged couple or lead a small-group study for couples · Share God's unique blueprints for marriage and the home · Help couples discern God's will for their relationship · Provide practical guidance on finances, responsibilities, and intimacy · Evaluate a couple's readiness for marriage after counseling · Create a mentoring couples program and develop mentoring relationships · Build healthy, Christ-centered marriages in the Church

Preparing for Marriage

Author: John Piper
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780991277643
Format: PDF, ePub
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Thinking about marriage? Make sure you talk about more than family, friends, schooling, athletics, pastimes, books, movies, and life's best and worst moments. Also cover worship and devotion, and the roles of husband and wife! Here is sound help from not only a seasoned husband of over forty years, but also a seasoned pastor and theologian.

Before You Say I Do

Author: H. Norman Wright
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736961119
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Is marriage on your mind? Have you found "the one"? This popular and helpful 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!