Newly updated for today's modern couples, Preparing for Marriage is a guide to help you begin the important task of building a lifelong Christian marriage. Created by FamilyLife, one of America's leading marriage and family ministries, this comprehensive program consists of eight fun sessions that will help you target areas for relational growth. You can use this book as a couple, in a small group, or with a pastor or premarital counselor. To get the most out of this study, you'll each need your own copy of the book. Paperback.
It can be tempting, for couples who are engaged, to focus on planning their wedding day and ignore preparations for the lifetime commitment that begins after the cake is cut. Now, with this revised and updated edition of Preparing for Marriage from FamilyLife, couples can do both! Created by one of America’s leading marriage and family ministries, this dynamic program is designed to help Christian couples lay the foundation for a strong, lasting and biblical marriage. Preparing for Marriage includes eight sessions of fun, romantic study that will help couples identify areas for growth in their relationship and start them off on the right foot before they walk down the aisle. Couples will learn how to discern God’s will for their relationship, to handle finances and plans for the future, to clarify their roles and responsibilities, to develop a loving sexual relationship, to deal with family histories and past issues, and much more!
DENNIS RAINEY is the president and cofounder of FamilyLife, a division of Campus Crusade for Christ. Dennis and his wife, Barbara, have spoken at FamilyLife conferences across the United States and around the world.,Dennis serves as the daily host of the radio program, FamilyLife Today, where Barbara is a frequent guest. Dennis and Barbara have written several books. Both agree that their proudest achievement is their six children (with three more grafted in through marriage) and two grandchildren. The Rainey’s live in Little Rock, Arkansas.
JEFF SCHULTE is a fellow and director of the Sage Hill Institute, an initiative for authentic Christian leadership. He is a graduate of Yale University, earned two masters degrees with highest honors from Western Seminary, and speaks nationally and internationally on biblical masculinity, fatherhood, spiritual formation, leadership, and relational authenticity. He and his wife, Brenda, have six children.
LLOYD SHADRACH is a teacher in residence at Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, Tenn., which he co-planted in 1997. Previously he worked with FamilyLife for 13 years. Lloyd is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Lisa, live in Franklin, Tenn., with their three children.
BRENT NELSON is a graduate of Trinity College, and earned masters degrees from Indiana University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He worked for many years with Campus Crusade for Christ and FamilyLife, and is now involved in church, vocational, and adoption ministries. He and his wife, Cass, have four children and live in Franklin, Tenn.
DAVID BOEHI is a senior editor at FamilyLife and editor of the HomeBuilders Couples Series. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri journalism school and has served with Campus Crusade for Christ since 1976 and FamilyLife since 1988. He and his wife, Merry, have two married daughters and live in Little Rock, Ark.
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