A Handbook for Engaged Couples   -     By: Alice Fryling, Robert Fryling
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A Handbook for Engaged Couples

Inter-Varsity Press / 1996 / Paperback

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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

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 96
Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press
Publication Date: 1996
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0830819789
ISBN-13: 9780830819782
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Publisher's Description

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:
  • money
  • time
  • communication
  • sex
  • family
  • work
  • faith
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.

Author Bio

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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    As my fiance and I started our journey, we wanted a book that would help us with understanding our needs as a future husband and wife. This book really made us think about our own ideas and helped us bring it all together through scripture. I had thought I wanted everything printed out with wonderful instructions but this book, although it gives us instructions, it also has us use our own knowledge. It pulls out our ideals and personal desires as to what we long for in a mate as well as ourselves. Putting everything into perspective through truly looking into ourselves and prompting what our Heavenly Father has set up for us has really been a blessing. It brought us closer together and has re-established a firmer foundation for years to come. We are still learning and forming our foundation but I think that will continue for quite a while.
  2. Hilary Dyer
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    Hilary Dyer
    This book is a great tool for Christian couples. My fiance and I have been going through it together in the months leading up to our marriage. It has started some very thought-provoking discussions as well as provided biblically sound advice. I whole heartedly recommend it to any engaged couple.
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    New Beginnings Christian Ch
    I have used this workbook for over 15 years, and find it very helpful. I highly recommend it.
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    The book is targeted toward Christians, but would be a good exercise for anyone getting married. The book facilitates discussions about a wide variety of issues from what you want to do when you have a days off, what kind of relationship you want with your children, to how you want your wedding to look and why.I think this book would be helpful for a lot of people and certainly helped me and helped relieve any reservations about the coming marriage.
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