Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married

Author: Gary Chapman

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Gary Chapman writes, “Most people spend far more time in preparation for their vocation than they do in preparation for marriage.” No wonder the divorce rate hovers around fifty percent. Bestselling author and marriage counselor Gary Chapman hopes to change that with his newest book. Gary, with more than 35 years of counseling couples, believes that divorce is the lack of preparation for marriage and the failure to learn the skills of working together as intimate teammates. So he put together this practical little book, packed with wisdom and tips that will help many develop the loving, supportive and mutually beneficial marriage men and women long for. It’s the type of information Gary himself wished he had before he got married. This is not a book simply to be read. It is a book to be experienced. The material lends itself to heart-felt discussions by dating or engaged couples. To jump-start the exchanges, each short chapter includes insightful “Talking it Over” questions and suggestions. And, the book includes information on interactive websites as well as books that will enhance the couples experience.

Dr. Chapman even includes a thought-provoking appendix. By understanding and balancing the five key aspects of life, dating couples can experience a healthy dating relationship. A revealing learning exercise for dating couples is included at the end.

Features: Bibliography, Index, Price on Product, Table of Contents
Physical Info: 0.45" H x 8.0" L x 5.25" W (0.5 lbs) 166 pages
Carton Quantity: 68
Publisher: Northfield Publishers
US SRP: 13.99 US
Binding: Paperback
Language(s): English
Pub Date: September 01, 2010

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: That being in love is not an adequate foundation for building a successful marriage
Chapter 2: That romantic love has two stages
Chapter 3: That the saying: “Like mother, like daughter” and “Like father, like son” is not myth
Chapter 4: How to solve disagreements without arguing
Chapter 5: That apologizing is a sign of strength
Chapter 6: That forgiveness is not a feeling
Chapter 7: That toilets are not self-cleaning
Chapter 8: That we needed a plan for handling our money
Chapter 9: That mutual sexual fulfillment is not automatic
Chapter 10: That I was marrying into a family
Chapter 11: That spirituality is not to be equated with “going to church”
Chapter 12: That personality influences behavior

Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Religion | Christian Life | Love & Marriage
- Religious Orientation | Christian
- Topical | Family
Dewey: 248.844

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Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married
Author: Gary Chapman




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9780802481832 Paperback 0802481833 $ 10.95
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