Before We Marry: A Journal for Christian Couples: 250 Questions for Couples to Grow Together In Faith (Paperback)

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Set yourself up for a successful marriage: 250 questions for Christian couples to ask before "I do"

Asking meaningful questions encourages you and your partner to explore your personalities, understand each other on a deeper level, and envision your future together. Written with Christian partnerships in mind, this relationship journal for couples includes 250 questions to help you explore your faith, and all the other important things to consider before tying the knot.

"What do we need to know before we get married"? —This relationship journal or couples explores 5 main topics: Family and Friends; Faith and Values; You and Me; Past, Present, and Future; and The World Around Us.

A couple's book to fill out together—Every entry in this couple's questions book includes space for each partner to respond, so you can share your thoughts and feelings with each other to inspire further conversations.

Your safe space as a couple—Feel safe and supported to open up and let yourself be known with this judgement-free Christian couple's workbook.

Establish a strong and faithful foundation for your marriage with this question book for couples.

About the Author

SUZANNE SHAW, MFT, PsyD, is a psychoanalyst and licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Pasadena, California. She’s also a Christian who has led premarital engagement classes and is active in her local church family.

Praise For…

"During this time when marriages are failing at an historic rate, Christian couples need this book. Suzanne has done an excellent job of getting couples to think about the core issues that can strengthen every believer's marriage. As a Christian counselor trying to save marriages during these difficult times, I heartily recommend this book. Thank you, Suzanne." —Dr. Mark Baker, clinical psychologist and author

"Having written a pre-marriage counseling manual myself, I love the questions. They are sure to promote intimacy and connections that will last a lifetime." —Mark and Patricia Roser

"Marriages promise to fulfill our deepest longing—to be known, accepted, and loved. Yet only by taking the risk of sharing what we think and how we feel can that dream come true. By revealing who we really are as we seek to know our mate, we will sustain our journey to marital fulfillment. Dr. Shaw, drawing on deep study and years of practice, shares a variety of key questions that, if consistently asked and answered, will nurture the life-giving conversations that yield strong emotional bonds and fulfilling marriages." —Winston E. Gooden, Ph.D., Dean Emeritus School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary

"As a pastor who has read widely on marriage resources, this is the most well-balanced and strategic set of questions for couples I have ever encountered. Dr. Shaw combines depth and simplicity by inviting couples to explore questions about how relationships with family and friends, God, significant others, time, and culture all influence us and shape who we are becoming. Most of us have no idea how to intentionally engage with our spouses in these areas! This book makes that process simple, fun, real, intentional, and most importantly: ongoing. This will be a relationship-changing tool I pass on to every couple I pastor, and my wife and I will also be using and re-using it to set the tone in our conversational intimacy over the years to come!" —Christian Martinsen, MDiv, senior pastor of Frontier Church, Pasadena, CA
Product Details
ISBN: 9781685391898
ISBN-10: 1685391893
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: July 19th, 2022
Pages: 146
Language: English