This workbook is for engaged couples who want to prepare seriously for a serious stage of life. Through questions with space for answers, the Frylings encourage open, honest communication in the light of scripture. It is recommended that each of you have your own copies of this work book so you can answer independently, compare notes and then discuss your responses. Contents: Forward, Introduction Part One Starting Out: The Foundation; Communication in Marriage; Problem Solving 1 Part Two Basic Decisions: Living and Working; Family Relationships; Money; Time Part Three Personal Side: Spiritual Growth in Marriage; Moods and Emotions; The Physical Relationship During Engagement Part Four - Your New Beginnings: Living with Past Regrets; The Wedding; The Honeymoon Part Five After the Wedding: Problem Solving; Sex in Marriage; Finding Forgiveness in Marriage Postcript, Notes
You're engaged! And now you are knee-deep in planning the details of the wedding. But are you also getting ready for what comes after the wedding? Alice and Robert Fryling bring over twenty-five years of marriage experience to this workbook designed to guide you through open and honest communication about the things that will really matter in your marriage:
This isn't just a book you read--it's a book you experience together. Its interactive style allows you and your future spouse to explore its biblically-based counsel and challenging questions together or with a pastor. And with three chapters tailored specifically to your first few months together, you can even use A Handbook for Engaged Couples
after the wedding. Set aside time now to develop a marriage that starts well and grows to lasting maturity.
Alice Fryling is an active church member, a spiritual director, and the author of nine books. She has given numerous workshops and retreats seeking to help evangelicals know God and themselves more deeply. Alice served on the campus staff of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and is married to Bob Fryling, publisher of InterVarsity Press. They have two married daughters and three grandchildren.
Robert A. (Bob) Fryling is publisher of InterVarsity Press (Westmont, Illinois) and Vice President of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (Madison, Wisconsin). He writes, speaks and teaches in the areas of spiritual formation, leadership, Christian faith and culture. He lives in Illinois with his wife, Alice, an author and spiritual director. Together they have co-authored three books.
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