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Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Northfield Publishing
Publication Date: 2010
|Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.25 (inches)|
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Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married Unabridged Audiobook on CDGary ChapmanOasis Audio LLC / 2010 / Compact disc$13.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts, Revised: Seven Questions to Ask Before and After You MarryDr. Les Parrott, Dr. Leslie ParrottZondervan / 2006 / Hardcover$11.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 9 Reviews
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Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts, Revised, Men's Workbook: Seven Questions to Ask Before and After You MarryDr. Les Parrott, Dr. Leslie ParrottZondervan / 2006 / Trade Paperback$8.19 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
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Gary Chapman writes, "Most people spend far more time in preparation for their vocation than they do in preparation for marriage." No wonder the divorce rate hovers around fifty percent. Bestselling author and marriage counselor Gary Chapman hopes to change that with his newest book. Gary, with more than 35 years of experience counseling couples, believes that divorce is the lack of preparation for marriage and the failure to learn the skills of working together as intimate teammates.
So he put together this practical little book, packed with wisdom and tips that will help many develop the loving, supportive and mutually beneficial marriage men and women long for. It's the type of information Gary himself wished he had before he got married. The material lends itself to heart-felt discussions by dating or engaged couples. To jump-start the exchanges, each short chapter includes insightful "Talking it Over" questions and suggestions. And, the book includes information on interactive websites as well as books that will enhance the couples experience.
Dr. Chapman even includes a thought-provoking appendix. By understanding and balancing the five key aspects of life, dating couples can experience a healthy relationship. A revealing learning exercise is included at the end.
Marta5 Stars Out Of 5Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got MarriedNovember 24, 2014MartaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is so wonderful! I've purchased more copies of it than I can keep track of! I give it away to newly weds, pre-weds, and those who are on the brink of divorce, even after they have divorced. It's brilliant!!!!
JennFond du Lac, SKAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent bookOctober 28, 2014JennFond du Lac, SKAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My fiance and I did this before we were engaged and it was so helpful. I'd recommend this to absolutely anyone.
dinawloveAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5I had read it, and bought it for a friendNovember 25, 2013dinawloveAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I loved the book so much, I read it twice (about to read it again), and bought it for a friend of mine. It was a great guide in helping me decide to end a relationship that was becoming scary and leading violent. This book, and first of all, The Lord, helped me break free before it was too late. Thank you.
Bethany Church5 Stars Out Of 5Great for Premarital CounselingSeptember 4, 2013Bethany ChurchQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5We just started using this book as part of our premarital counseling materials. It offers practical advise on areas one might not typically think of for premarital counseling.
For example: are you a morning person or a night owl?; what about your future spouse? Are you more of a talker or listener? Do you give a lot of detail in your answers or just the facts? Do you do things at the drop of a hat or do you need time to plan/process?
All these seemingly little things and potential differences are really important to know! Fun and easy to read.
PatWKirkKansasGender: female4 Stars Out Of 5A Learned Discussion of Successful MarriageJune 3, 2013PatWKirkKansasGender: femaleWhen newly married, Gary Chapman and his wife found their attitudes about everything strikingly at odds, although they shared their Christian faith. Happily-ever-after eluded them. He says many marriages falter before the seven-year mark because of unmet expectations.
He talks about family influences, religious differences, accepting the personality differences in the other person even when the spouse breaks the dishes in the dishwasher. He discusses sex, money styles, children: whether to have them and how to raise them. He covers the unexpected problems that can take the fun out of marriage. He says the "tingles" usually disappear after the first two years. At that point, the couple needs more to keep the marriage going.
He also refers to The 5 Love Languages and The 5 Apology Languages, two books written by him. If you have read those, you will find those chapters repetitive.
Though he and his wife are Christians, he wrote this book for all faiths. Gary Chapman directs Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. People considering marriage can take away much from his professional advice.
Those making a lifetime decision based only on the tingles might discover some nonnegotiables here. For example, a wife may treat the husband as her mother treated her father. If the mother has a trait the husband can't stand, will he hate his wife for the same trait? Is it something she would work to change?
Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Got Married is written by a professional psychologist. Gary Chapman doesn't speak with jargon or three-syllable words, but he does speak like an educated man. It doesn't feel like a conversation at Starbucks.
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