Since most couples know more about getting married than about being married, Harold Ivan Smith reasons that a careful examination of realities beyond the wedding day must be considered, lest they be lost in the excitement of wedding plans, only to be discovered too late.
In addition to covering all the material from the handbook, there are inventories to help assess strengths and weaknesses of the couple and other guidelines for leading the entire process.
Harold Ivan Smith is a popular speaker and grief educator. He received a doctorate of pastoral care from Rice Seminary and a doctorate of spiritual formation from Asbury Theological Seminary. Smith has published more than 30 books and numerous articles, including A Decembered Grief and When Your People Are Grieving (Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City).