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Starting Your Marriage Right: What You Need to Know in the Early Years to Make It Last a Lifetime

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Dennis and Barbara Rainey offer pertinent advice on the issues that surface in almost every marriage during the early years. Couples will learn how to keep the spiritual core of their relationship, appropriately handle relations with parents and family, build a dynamic team by working through role issues, disarm anger and offer forgiveness, meet each other's needs for sexu ...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by Thomas Nelson (first published 2000)
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Larissa Langsather
I enjoyed this book even though my husband didn't read it with, but I plan to bring up all the subjects in the book periodically with him. This is a great book for newly married peoples.
Becky
I first read this book when George and I were talking seriously about marriage. We read it together as a study after a year of marriage. The book is broken into chapters that are only a few pages with thought/discussion questions at the end. Perfect for a weekly study. It's what got us started on praying together every night. Something else I recommend for every married couple.
Melissa
Filled with good advice for any marriage, this study style book is broken into short chapters. Each one deals with a different subject, money, sex, in-laws, etc. and includes discussion questions at the end. Some information is repetitive, but still relevant. The big themes are respect, love, making Christ the center of your marriage and letting go of selfish desires.
Constance
A lot of useful information about how to get through struggles and how to build on appreciating one's spouse. A lot of emphasis on communication. The author views marital conflict as something inevitable but has reassures that they could be placated through the right approach.
Shaneen
Great book to read this your husband or wife! It has little exercise at the end of each chapter.
Megan
There's nothing you couldn't get from this book that other, better books don't provide.
Jan
devotional type book with lots of good discussion ideas. i love this one.
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Has some good tips, but it is definitely for the Christian couple.
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Great Book for anyone who is recently married or thinking of getting married soon.
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FROM FAMILY LIFE WEBSITE: Dennis Rainey is president, CEO and cofounder of FamilyLife, a division of Campus Crusade for Christ. Since the organization began in 1976, Dennis' vibrant stewardship has enabled FamilyLife to grow into a dynamic and vital ministry that offers families blueprints for living godly lives.

Dennis has written and co-written more than a dozen books including Staying Close, wh
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