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Should I Get Married?: A Guide for Seeking & Giving Direction

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A Campus Life 1990 Book of the Year! Here's an indispensable book for any Christian contemplating marriage or seeking guidance in finding a life partner. Drawing from personal experience and his years of counseling singles and couples, Blaine Smith takes a refreshingly candid and openhearted stance as he helps you think through these and other questions:
Are the two of you
Paperback, 204 pages
Published October 5th 2000 by IVP Books (first published 1990)
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Mar 11, 2013 Jolene rated it really liked it
I found this book to be extremely helpful in considering marriage with my current boyfriend! I am more of a logical person than most (especially in the Church) so I found his insight very freeing. There are a lot of ideas out there that deciding on who you will marry is mostly feelings-based, and I think that a lot of people miss out on the logical processing that Smith walks you through in this book. Like I said, this book was very freeing to me, and I recommend it to anyone out there, ...more
Sep 09, 2008 Jerad rated it really liked it
A very well written book at the college to graduate level. It helps the person seeking Gods will how to make educated decisions about choosing a spouse. This book helps by freeing the reader to understand that God has given us an intellect to choose our spouses. He does have a will, however, we do have a choice as to whether we wish to be married or single. This book is great for anyone who wants Gods will but fears that they are missing his promptings. It will help give peace knowing that he is ...more
Nov 26, 2011 Brad rated it really liked it
To my surprise I actually really liked this book. Given to me from my sister, I was reluctant to read it for fear that it would be touchy-feely and scattered with Christian catch phrases. However, the book is very pragmatic and logical, shedding light on the importance of real issues and not just encouraging a "God meant it to be" approach to marriage.
Apr 11, 2010 Eric rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed the practical aspects of the book. In many ways, it's much more of a practical book than an eye-opening one, per se...but I found that I got a good amount of material for my mind to process over and think about. While Smith states that the book is primarily designed for people who are in serious relationships, I read it while single, and found it still pretty helpful!
Mar 13, 2008 Amanda rated it it was amazing
I felt like such a nerd for buying this book, but it was really helpful to me when I was figuring out if I really wanted to get married. I'm so glad I worked through some of the things in the book before making the commitment - it definitely gave me more confidence in my decision!
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Jan 31, 2011 Zac George rated it really liked it
Really practical. Helped me think through what a good relationship should look like. More conservative on some points than I would have been though.
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Apr 30, 2015 Eric Brown rated it really liked it
An excellent book for those interested in marriage. Good chapters full of questions and opportunities for self reflection.
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A very practical yet spiritual look at the issues of when and whom to marry.
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Read this before I got engaged.
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