Item description for Before You Live Together: Will Living Together Bring Your Closer or Drive You Apart? by David R. Gudgel & Dave Gudgel...
Overview Gudgel presents the only book of its kind for the growing market of couples deciding whether to live together and their parents who want them to choose not to. Here, Gudgel provides sound, biblical information to couples who are considering living together and illustrates the impact of that decision.
Publishers Description Will Living Together Bring You Closer - or Drive You Apart? You're about to make a decision that will take your life in a totally new direction - one that will have a lasting impact on you and someone you love. If you're wrestling with that decision, that's all to the good, because now is the time to stop and set your emotions gently aside - a time to sort through your own feelings, as well as other people's opinions about what's best for you. The basic message of Before You Live Together is candid, caring and thoughtful - one that uses true stories to illustrate different living-together situations and their outcome. It also addresses the basic questions and issues you may have asked yourself, including: Is this the best way to find out if we're compatible? Why do we need a piece of paper to tell us we're committed to each other? It's so much cheaper than paying two rents, isn't it? While this book presents biblical values in a compelling and loving way, it never lectures, but instead seeks to help you decide what is best for both of you. Read it for yourself. Read it with the one you love. Read it to make the right decision at the time when it matters most.
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Studio: Regal Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.49" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.415 lbs.
Release Date Aug 8, 2003
Publisher GOSPEL LIGHT PUBLISHERS #9
ISBN 0830732527 ISBN13 9780830732524
Availability 0 units.
More About David R. Gudgel & Dave Gudgel
DR. DAVE GUDGEL has over 20 years of experience as a pastor. He has also served as an associate pastor of adult and youth ministries. His years of pastoring have given him a great deal of experience in counseling couples who are considering marriage or living together. Dave is currently serving as pastor of a church in Phoenix, Arizona. He and his wife, Bernice, have three children.
Reviews - What do customers think about Before You Live Together?
Terrible book Feb 11, 2006
This book was the most insipid tripe imaginable. The author blathers on and on and on about the most clichýd things, strangely obsessed with his own exercise regime or the exercise regime of someone he knows (I know, weird, right?), as some kind of "colorful build-up" to astounding conclusions like "young people today think living together is completely normal". Wow! I really needed a book to tell me that! The bar graphs are laughably, absurdly pre-school level. I can't believe any publisher thought this was worth putting on the shelves. Poorly written, with even worse content. Avoid, avoid, avoid.
Great Book! A Must Read Jul 25, 2005
This was an exceptional book to read. It flows very well. I recommend 'Before You Live Together' to not only couples who are considering living together but also to couples considering marriage because of the tips provided in the book to help with a successful marriage. I read the book in three days. I have previously lived with a mate who I thought I was going to marry and this book hit the nail on the head as far as the results of cohabitation. My current boyfriend and future fiance is now reading the book at my suggestion. The book is not only filled with statistics but with success and failure stories. My eyes have really been opened.
A helpful and soul-searching resource Feb 3, 2004
Before You Live Together by Pastor David Gudgel (Bethany Bible Church, Phoenix, Arizona) is a helpful and soul-searching resource for Christian readers seeking to examine whether it is the right time to take their relationship to the step of sharing living space. Written with reverence for love, with respect for human needs, with wry humor, and with biblical reasons to follow God's plan for a romantic relationship, Before You Live Together is a thoughtful and strongly recommended pastoral study that poses challenging and relevant questions for couples today.
Very helpful. Glad I read it. Sep 4, 2003
I was given this book by a friend, and at first was a little hesitant to read it. But once I got started it was definately enjoyable. I would categorize myself as an extremely critical reader, and this book passed my test. The author does a good job of presenting evidence that is actually fact and from credible sources, not just an author's opinion.
There are good examples and stories throughout, making it an even better read. More applicable for me at least.
Anyways, I recommend it. Do yourself a favor and do some research before making a big choice like living together. And, I would say this book is some good research.