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|Format: Compact disc|
Vendor: Oasis Audio
Publication Date: 2010
|Dimensions: 5.50 X 6.44 (inches)|
Before you plan your wedding, plan your marriage! Wish you could know what you’re getting into when you say “I do”? Now, with Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married, you can. Dr. Gary Chapman, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 5 Love Languages™, has spent the last thirty-five years counseling couples. In Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married, he shares what he and these couples have learned from experience. Among the twelve things you should know: that being in love is not enough to make a successful marriage, that romantic love has two stages (and how to make the transition), that mutual sexual fulfillment is not automatic, and that personality profoundly affects behavior. The stakes on marriage are high, but the rewards of preparing are even higher. Whether you’re single or dating, this audio can be your relationship blueprint and help you decide if and when you’re ready to tie the knot. If you’re engaged, even recently married, it will help you examine your relationship foundation and learn the skills necessary for building a successful marriage. Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married was written to help you realize your goal of marital happiness. But don’t just listen to it—experience it. Grapple with the practical tips and ideas discussed, honestly share your thoughts and feelings, respect each other’s opinions, and find workable solutions to your differences. The more you do so, says Chapman, the more you will be prepared for marriage.
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KarenArgyle, IAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great practical advice I wish I had known tooNovember 5, 2010KarenArgyle, IAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 411/4
This audio book was excellent. My only disappointment was the lack of emphasis on the importance of a man who fears God and specific advice on how a Christian girl can find a mate who will provide spiritual leadership for her family in the years ahead. I hoped for more emphasis on this for my 2 granddaughters who are currently prayiing and trusting God for wisdom in finding a good husband. I did pass the book on to them, but haven't yet talked to them about it.
In general, the book is more generic than I had hoped from this good Christian author, but was very good practical advice for both the saved and unsaved.