1001 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married

Author: Monica Mendez Leahy

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071636838

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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The relationship expert from the Ladies' Home Journal, the Wall Street Journal, and Lifetime Television shows how to prevent marriage problems before they start There's nothing wrong with starter jobs and starter homes, but starter marriages? Relationship expert Monica Mendez Leahy is on a mission to help readers make their marriage last. Her 1,001 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married offers a reality check for couples on the marriage path, helping them realize how much they have yet to discover about their partner's nature, thought processes, lifestyle, and marital expectations. Engaged couples learn to discuss issues deeper than "chicken or fish" and to broach subjects that are often ignored before the nuptials yet essential for the foundation of an intimate, long-lasting relationship. Posed in a variety of fun formats, including multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and hypotheticals, these questions include topics such as: "Does your partner feel that you're too attached to your parents?" "Is there such a thing as innocent flirting?" "Is it OK to cheat on your taxes?" And more

1001 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married

Author: Monica Leahy

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071438033

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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The relationship expert from the Ladies' Home Journal, the Wall Street Journal, and Lifetime Television shows how to prevent marriage problems before they start There's nothing wrong with starter jobs and starter homes, but starter marriages? Relationship expert Monica Mendez Leahy is on a mission to help readers make their marriage last. Her 1,001 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married offers a reality check for couples on the marriage path, helping them realize how much they have yet to discover about their partner's nature, thought processes, lifestyle, and marital expectations. Engaged couples learn to discuss issues deeper than "chicken or fish" and to broach subjects that are often ignored before the nuptials yet essential for the foundation of an intimate, long-lasting relationship. Posed in a variety of fun formats, including multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and hypotheticals, these questions include topics such as: "Does your partner feel that you're too attached to your parents?" "Is there such a thing as innocent flirting?" "Is it OK to cheat on your taxes?" And more

101 Questions to Ask Before You Get Engaged

Author: H. Norman Wright

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736931038

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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The Perfect Remedy for Cold Feet! More than half of all couples who become engaged this year will never make it to the altar. Why? Leading experts believe it's because couples fail to really get to know their potential mate before getting engaged. Relationship expert and noted couples counselor Norm Wright steers potential brides and grooms through a series of soul-searching questions to discern if they've really met "the One." Couples will be much more confident about whether or not to pursue marriage after completing these in-depth and personal questions. Norm also addresses the delicate subject of calling off the wedding if readers discover that a potential mate isn't actually meant to be a life partner.

350 Questions LDS Couples Should Ask Before Marriage

Author: Shannon Alder

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 1462128734

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Choose a companion you can always honor, you can always respect, one who will complement you in your own life, one to whom you can give your entire heart, your entire love, your entire allegiance, your entire loyalty. — President Gordon B. Hinckley
You love your partner, but do you always see eye-to-eye? Start your marriage off right with an open and honest discussion about you and your partner’s habits, history, and expectations.
In this second edition, Shannon Alder provides 350 conversation starters on various everyday topics such as spirituality, family relationships, intimacy, and a new section on technology and social media habits in order to help couples prepare for their life together. Build your future on a foundation of open communication and enjoy a happy and eternal marriage!

The Ten Conversations You Must Have Before You Get Married

(And How to Have Them)

Author: Guy Grenier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781554700677

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 351

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Getting married can be a frightening undertaking. According to statistics, almost 50 per cent of marriages end in divorce in North America. Clinical psychologist, marital therapist and sex therapist, Dr. Guy Grenier has developedThe 10 Conversations You Must Have Before You Get Married, a comprehensive and easy-to-use handbook on effective communication strategies for couples getting ready to tie the knot. From having kids to careers, to family, sex, money, and spirituality, Dr. Grenier concentrates on the most essential topics, and offers basic guidelines and instructions that will allow couples to confidently assess the strength of their potential long-term relationship. Written in an open and accessible tone, and illustrated with real-life case studies,The 10 Conversations You Must Have Before You Get Married arms couples with practical and effective strategies for attaining a lifetime pattern of excellent communication and greater chance at long-term marital bliss.

Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married

Author: Gary D. Chapman

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575679228

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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“Most people spend far more time in preparation for their vocation than they do in preparation for marriage.” With more than 35 years of experience counseling couples, Gary has found that most marriages suffer due to a lack of preparation and a failure to learn to work 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 they envision, such as: What the adequate foundation for a successful marriage truly is What to expect about the roles and influence of extended family How to solve disagreements without arguing How to talk through issues like money, sex, chores, and more Why couples must learn how to apologize and forgive Ideal for newly married couples and those considering marriage, the material lends itself to heart-felt, revealing, and critical conversations for relational success. Read this bookand you’ll be prepared for—not surprised by—the challenges of marriage. - Bonus features include: Book suggestions and an interactive websites to enhance the couples’ experience “Talking it Over” questions and suggestions to jumpstart conversations over each chapter Appendix on healthy dating relationships and an accompanying learning exercise

Before You Say I Do

Important Questions for Couples to Ask Before Marriage

Author: Todd Outcalt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399532436

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 260

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Relationship counselor Todd Outcalt encourages couples to engage each other with in-depth conversations, and share life histories and experiences, in order to build a strong foundation before marriage-and avoid making mistakes.

The Hard Questions

100 Questions to Ask Before You Say "I Do"

Author: Susan Piver

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101216123

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 112

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From Time magazine and USA Today to O, The Oprah Magazine, the media has raved about this life-changing New York Times bestseller. Now, just in time for Valentine's Day, comes this beautiful hardcover edition. Complete with new material, The Hard Questions is now being published in the same keepsake format as The Hard Questions for an Authentic Life.

Before You Get Engaged

Author: Dr. David Gudgel,Brent Gudgel

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418566020

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Before You Get Engaged offers priceless advice and direction for daters who are considering popping (or answering) the big question. Author and counseling pastor David Gudgel teams with his son, Brent, and Brent's girlfriend, Danielle, using anecdotes, dialogue, and diary entries to discuss the twelve relational indicators indispensable to a healthy, lasting marriage, including: Would you marry you? Are you spiritually connected? Are you better together than apart? Have you considered what God has to say? Complete with fun and endearing proposal tips as well as ways to gently ask your significant other for more time, Before You Get Engaged will equip you with the insight, confidence, and peace to make one of the biggest decisions of your life.

Getting Ready for Marriage Workbook

Author: Jim Burns,Doug Fields

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 0781412846

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Pulling off a successful wedding is one thing but fortifying a lifelong relationship is an entirely different endeavor. Relationship experts Jim Burns and Doug Fields invite couples to take a proactive approach to their marriage union—one that doesn’t shy away from sticky areas and tough topics—in order to develop a solid course from the very beginning. Jim and Doug apply decades of frontline experience working with couples into this fresh and practical resource. Organized in nine highly relevant sessions, each centered on key biblical and relational touchstones, Burns and Fields equip participants to confront big issues including communication, finances, spirituality, and intimacy—prior to their wedding day. Great as a stand-alone resource or partnered with the Getting Ready for Marriage: A Practical Road Map for Your Journey Together book and companion video package.

Don't You Dare Get Married Until You Read This!

The Book of Questions for Couples

Author: Corey Donaldson

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307555712

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

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The Book to Read Before You Say "I Do" If you're headed for the altar -- or you're in a serious relationship that could lead to marriage -- you probably already know that issues like love, sex, money, religion, kids, in-laws, and even who has to walk the dog can become potential landmines if you and your partner don't discuss your feelings openly before you take the plunge. Now, Corey Donaldson has put together more than 500 questions -- ranging from playful to provocative -- designed to get you and your partner talking frankly and communicating effectively before you walk down the aisle. Donaldson covers hot topics such as: * Does it matter to you who earns most of the money? * What does my family do that annoys you? * What is the difference, for you, between love and romance? * What place do you believe religion has in the world? * How long do you want to wait before having children? * If I wanted to move away from our families for work, would you support me? * Who cleans the house? Perfect for couples in the midst of planning their nuptials, a duo considering "I do," or even partners in established relationships who just want to get to know each other again, Don't You Dare Get Married Until You Read This! is a must-have for anyone who wants to make their marriage last. From the Trade Paperback edition.

12 Questions to Ask Before You Marry

Author: Clayton King,Charie King

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736941959

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Today, marriages have a 50 percent chance of lasting. Longing to improve those odds, pastor Clayton King, author of the popular Dying to Live, and his wife, Charie, reveal a revolutionary biblical perspective--at the heart of a godly union is a heart of service. Love is more about understanding one's spouse than being understood. Offering wisdom from God's Word and beneficial advice from their decade of marriage, the Kings present 12 relationship-building questions for couples to ask before they wed. They guide and encourage couples to discuss their: religious backgrounds past relationships desires for family and future financial habits and goals vocational aspirations These questions reveal expectations and concerns and help each person understand the needs and hopes of their loved one. A great resource for churches, counselors, dating couples, and young men and women who dream of a forever marriage.

Getting Ready for Marriage

Author: Jerry D. Hardin,Dianne C. Sloan

Publisher: Nelson Reference & Electronic Pub

ISBN: 9780840733207

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 292

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The saying goes "When you marry, you don't just marry an individual, you marry a whole family." But more specifically, you are marrying the influences that family has had on your spouse. Our families have shaped our views on everything from religion to finances to sex, and, whether helpful or harmful, these views are brought to our marriage and can unknowingly affect it. Getting Ready for Marriage Workbook helps engaged couples and newlyweds: learn what "ghosts' they bring to marriage examine their family backgrounds determine guidelines for their own marriage Through interactive exercises, couples discover the roots of their beliefs, sight potential problem ares, and learn how to successfully through problems. Couples are then encouraged to make their own covenants in specific areas such as financial matters, resolving conflict, religious orientation,. and family planning & children-essential in building a strong marriage partnership.

The First Few Years of Marriage

8 Ways to Strengthen Your “I Do”

Author: Jim Burns,Doug Fields

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 1434711099

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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When a marriage is new, it’s exciting. But as time passes, couples can drift apart and wrestle with the challenges that are common in any marriage. It can feel overwhelming, but together, couples will find that a healthy marriage has thousands of course changes. In this follow-up to Getting Ready for Marriage, authors Jim Burns and Doug Fields offer a practical guide designed to help newlyweds build a strong foundation for a marriage that will last a lifetime. Along with explaining the traits of a healthy marriage, The First Few Years of Marriage helps couples rekindle romance, fight fair, and deal with stress, the challenges of the first baby, and much more. This easy-to-read book gives married couples everything they need to go the distance together.

Should we stay together?

a scientifically proven method for evaluating your relationship and improving its chances for long-term success

Author: Jeffry H. Larson

Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 185

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Offers advice to couples about the potential of their relationship and whether they are compatable enough to get married, and includes a premarital assessment questionnaire.

The Book of Questions

Revised and Updated

Author: Gregory Stock

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761178686

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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The phenomenon returns! Originally published in 1987, The Book of Questions, a New York Times bestseller, has been completely revised and updated to incorporate the myriad cultural shifts and hot-button issues of the past twenty-five years, making it current and even more appealing. This is a book for personal growth, a tool for deepening relationships, a lively conversation starter for the family dinner table, a fun way to pass the time in the car. It poses over 300 questions that invite people to explore the most fascinating of subjects: themselves and how they really feel about the world. The revised edition includes more than 100 all-new questions that delve into such topics as the disappearing border between man and machine—How would you react if you learned that a sad and beautiful poem that touched you deeply had been written by a computer? The challenges of being a parent—Would you completely rewrite your child’s college-application essays if it would help him get into a better school? The never-endingly interesting topic of sex—Would you be willing to give up sex for a year if you knew it would give you a much deeper sense of peace than you now have? And of course the meaning of it all—If you were handed an envelope with the date of your death inside, and you knew you could do nothing to alter your fate, would you look? The Book of Questions may be the only publication that challenges—and even changes—the way you view the world, without offering a single opinion of its own.

Radical Marriage

Your Relationship as Your Greatest Adventure

Author: David Steele,Darlene Steele

Publisher: Relationship Coaching Institute

ISBN: 0990461211

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 246

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"Radical Marriage provides clear ideas, easy strategies to follow, and a 'radical' new paradigm for creating the relationship of your dreams." - Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D., Co-authors of Making Marriage Simple "Radical Marriage is an accessible and clear description of the steps for relationship success with many easy-to-follow strategies for making life and love better." - Don Ferguson, Ph.D. author of Reptiles in Love and The Couples' Manual "Radical Marriage is for couples in good marriages who envision something wonderful for their future together. The Steeles have given us a manifesto and road map for marriage as a more perfect union." -William J. Doherty, Ph.D., Professor of Family Social Science, University of Minnesota, author of Take Back Your Marriage: Sticking Together in a World That Pulls Us Apart "Is your marriage where you want it to be? This book will challenge you to take it to the next level, beyond where you ever thought it could be. Your marriage can be more - wonderfully more, extraordinarily more, radically more!" -- Greg and Priscilla Hunt, BetterMarriages.org What kind of marriage do you want? Most couples don't want an ordinary, boring, routine relationship. They want excitement, fun, closeness, love. Marriage is an ancient institution rich with traditions and customs. As appealing as that may be, in today's modern culture, we want to forge our own path. We need security, but we also need excitement and adventure. Radical Marriage is a model for the next evolution of marriage and is new territory for committed relationships. Our marriage can be the greatest adventure of our life. It can be the vehicle for experiencing the excitement and fulfillment we've always wanted. We can only get so far on our own. To get the rest of the way, we need a committed partner. Radical Marriage promotes a much-needed paradigm shift from the perception of marriage as being old fashioned, obsolete, and with a high likelihood of failure, to a platform for the greatest adventure of our life. Radical Marriage is for couples with a good relationship who strongly believe that they are together for a reason, which is to experience life to the fullest through their relationship. This book provides solid guidance and strategies for creating a Radical Marriage, including- Radical Commitment (Chapter 2) Radical Communication (Chapters 3-6) Radical Intimacy (Chapter 7) Radical Romance (Chapter 8) Radical Sex (Chapter 9) Radical Living (Chapter 10) Radical Marriage will open your eyes, rock your world, and change your reality about marriage.

100 Answers to 100 Questions to Ask Before You Say I Do

Author: Amy Hammond Hagberg,Lila Empson

Publisher: Charisma House

ISBN: 9781599792750

Category: Religion

Page: 223

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What Should You Do Before You Say, ?I Do”? Getting married is the biggest decision of your life. Now you can make it with confidence, knowing what questions to ask to ensure your compatibility for a life of happiness together. 100 Answers to 100 Questions to Ask Before You Say ?I Do” gives you the most important considerations, including . . . How well do you really know each other? How will you manage conflict? How will you practice your faith together? How important is romance to you? What are your family, career, and financial goals? 100 Answers to 100 Questions to Ask Before You Say ?I Do” is your timely and tested guide to a future of marital bliss. Don't walk down the aisle without it!

The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family

Author: Karyn B. Purvis,David R. Cross,Wendy Lyons Sunshine

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071509268

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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"An extremely useful parenting handbook... truly outstanding ... strongly recommended." --Library Journal (starred review) "A tremendous resource for parents and professionals alike." --Thomas Atwood, president and CEO, National Council for Adoption The adoption of a child is always a joyous moment in the life of a family. Some adoptions, though, present unique challenges. Welcoming these children into your family--and addressing their special needs--requires care, consideration, and compassion. Written by two research psychologists specializing in adoption and attachment, The Connected Child will help you: Build bonds of affection and trust with your adopted child Effectively deal with any learning or behavioral disorders Discipline your child with love without making him or her feel threatened "A must-read not only for adoptive parents, but for all families striving to correct and connect with their children." --Carol S. Kranowitz, author of The Out-of-Sync Child "Drs. Purvis and Cross have thrown a life preserver not only to those just entering uncharted waters, but also to those struggling to stay afloat." --Kathleen E. Morris, editor of S. I. Focus magazine "Truly an exceptional, innovative work . . . compassionate, accessible, and founded on a breadth of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise." --Susan Livingston Smith, program director, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute "The Connected Child is the literary equivalent of an airline oxygen mask and instructions: place the mask over your own face first, then over the nose of your child. This book first assists the parent, saying, in effect, 'Calm down, you're not the first mom or dad in the world to face this hurdle, breathe deeply, then follow these simple steps.' The sense of not facing these issues alone--the relief that your child's behavior is not off the charts--is hugely comforting. Other children have behaved this way; other parents have responded thusly; welcome to the community of therapeutic and joyful adoptive families." --Melissa Fay Greene, author of There is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children