Getting married is one of the easiest things in the world to do. It requires only a license, a ring, and two witnesses. But staying married for a lifetime is one of the greatest challenges couples face. More than ever, people need all the advice, support, and wisdom they can get before they say I do. Marvin A. McMickle builds his perspectives, fidelity, finance, and family. Questions at the end of each chapter will enable couples to reflect seriously on the challenges they face and on how to address them.
Getting married is one of the easiest things in the world to do. It requires a license, a ring, and two witnesses. But "staying married is one of life's greatest challenges. Developed over a thirty-year career in pastoral ministry, this book is based upon the premise that a healthy marriage is the result of what happens before a couple says, "I do." By focusing on seven concepts--faith, friendship, frankness, forgiveness, fidelity, finance, and family--couples will discover the tools they need to build a strong and lasting marriage. This resource is invaluable for couples, premarital counselors, and clergy. Includes chapter questions for serious reflection.