In a time when one out of every two marriages fails, sound, experience-based advice for marital success is needed more than ever. This book is an exceptional premarital guide for couples preparing for marriages that will last a lifetime. Writing in a friendly, conversational style, F. Dean Lueking extends a steadying hand of guidance, offering affirmation where a couple is already confident and practical help in getting at touchier issues not as easily addressed. In the course of the book Lueking talks about the crucial role of communication in healthy, enduring marriages, explores the physical side of married life, and gives helpful insights into the benefits of grounding a marriage in shared spiritual values. Filled with questions and comments for readers to ponder, this book will be a valuable aid to engaged couples and those who counsel them.