Item description for Before You Marry by Jon F. Dewey...
Overview If you are planning to get married, this is the book for you! Containing thought-provoking questions and down-to-earth, realistic advice, Before You Marry will help put your relationship on the right footing to last for a lifetime. Not planning to get married for a while? This workbook will give you valuable skills for your future relationship. Already married? This book will help strengthen the relationship you currently have and will teach you useful new skills too. Practical and insightful, Before You Marry will get you thinking about the real issues in marriage that are seldom talked about. Whether it is dealing with common misconceptions about love and romance, heading off possible relationship problems, planning your new life together as a couple, or exploding popular myths about love and marriage, this workbook will give you the skills you need now to have a healthy and successful future. A special section on stepparenting offers practical advice and proven techniques to ward off the problems that often arise with blended families.
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.16" Width: 8.26" Height: 0.19" Weight: 0.36 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2003
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 1591607310 ISBN13 9781591607311
Availability 92 units. Availability accurate as of May 27, 2017 04:40.
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Essential Questions for Couples Planning to Marry Jul 11, 2003
Jon Dewey's "Before You Marry" is filled with many of the essential questions that any couple intending to marry must answer. This book is less a "how-to" than a workbook--it spends little effort advising couples to focus on or avoid certain things, but rather poses many questions about the essential issues involved in marriage.
The large issues such as definitions of love and marriage and views on finances and spending are addressed as are everyday details that couples fight about, such as where they like to eat and what traditions couples wish to follow at important holidays and family events.
The book asks couples to consider whether both partners will work and how the housework will be divided. Other critical issues addressed at length are perceptions of familial roles and such details of child-rearing as what times are appropriate for curfew, penalties for breaking rules, etc. Also provided is a brief guide for step-parenting and a sample planner for a household budget.
Rather than attempting to instuct, "Before You Marry" asks questions which are meant to lead to discussion about many of the issues, large and small, that couples tend to argue about or divorce over--questions that many couples neglect to ask while courting one another and later wish they had. I highly recommend this book for any couple thinking of long-term committment.