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Going All the Way: Preparing for a Marriage That Goes the Distance

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“Going all the way” used to mean getting what you want from the opposite sex now…and paying for it later.

It’s time to redefine.

Smart advice for a new generation about love, sex, and happily ever after.

You’ve seen marriages fail time and again. Even relationships you thought were bullet proof don’t last. Once promising couples dissolve in the acid of selfishness, conflict,
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 2nd 2007 by Multnomah Books
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Rachel Klingbeil
Jun 02, 2014 Rachel Klingbeil rated it it was amazing
My boyfriend and I read this book together and talked about each chapter! Our relationship and focus on God grew substantially. Some people may say he takes relationships too seriously (ex: don't even lay in the same bed with your partner until your married.) But for people that want a relationship focused on God this is a must read!
Jan 02, 2013 Sara rated it did not like it
I received this book as a wedding present two years ago and just now got around to reading it. Although Groeschel has some good advice(towards the end), I was so turned off by some of what he said in the beginning of the book that I didn't really care what he had to say. Personally, I found phrases like "If you want to be in a happy, blessed marriage, then only marry a Christian" more than a little offensive; I think it's pretty presumptuous of the author to assume that what he feels his idea of ...more
Danny Stokes
Feb 24, 2009 Danny Stokes rated it liked it
Read this book to help prepare me to counsel the couples that are coming to see me before their marriage. Remarkable Quote: A religious leader once asked Jesus, "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?" Jesus replied, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself'" (Matthew 22:36-39) Jesus' reply forever reminds us of the priority most ...more
Mar 18, 2008 Cheryl rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who are looking for "the one"
Nothing really new here in this book - just be careful who you date, and try your best to make sure they have the same God belief system as you...and then God will take care of it...blah, blah. Not that it's not worth reading, but i certainly does have a particular audience.

However, the interesting thing about this book, for me, was finding out about, which this author (a former United Methodist minster) founded. They have several campuses, and if you're not close by, internet
Brittany Kelly
Nov 21, 2011 Brittany Kelly rated it really liked it
Craig Groeschel was my pastor growing up -- so when I saw this book, I had to read it! And let me tell you, it was by far the best Christian relationship book I have ever read. Craig states in the beginning that God is your One, and your spouse or future spouse is your number Two. Throughout the book he uses passages and verses from the Bible to teach us how to prepare ourselves for a marriage that goes all the way.

I strongly recommend this book to singles out there, dating couples and to marri
Shannon Smith
Jan 04, 2013 Shannon Smith added it
Shelves: own
The first half of this book seems to be better served for people not in a relationship that want to get married someday. The second half seems suited for those people and people that are already in a relationship headed towards marriage or that are married.
Nov 27, 2012 Viv rated it it was amazing
GREAT advice for people who look forward to getting married one day. Really highlights what is important. Im not planning on getting married anytime soon but its nice to have this information in my back pocket for when I do get married.
Jan 30, 2008 Ezzzmeralda rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone, in/out of relationships
Recommended to Ezzzmeralda by: Chris Kretzu
Very practical, information everyone should have single/married or in a relationship.

Seriously if you think someday you might want to have a relationship with another human being you should read this book :)
Jan 15, 2012 Mark rated it liked it
Shelves: gave-up-on
What I read seemed very solid - but really written for evangelical couples getting ready to be married. Looks like a good resource but not compelling enough for me to finish.
Jun 04, 2013 Stacey rated it liked it
It definitely affirmed the principles my parents taught me growing up. There were a couple of "nuggets" I will hold on to, that I think are good to keep mindful going forwardl.
Jan 16, 2014 Jonathan rated it really liked it
Shelves: church, marriage
Good, solid advice in an easy-to-read manner.
Barrie Bliss
Feb 09, 2014 Barrie Bliss rated it really liked it
great! simple read but good read. practical. I would recommend this to anyone who is going to date is dating or going to get married.
Feb 04, 2010 Abby rated it it was amazing
This was a very interesting and great book. I really liked it! I had to read it for a college course I took.
Oct 13, 2010 Tiffany rated it really liked it
Very good for any single person. Nice reminders for an almost eight year veteran of marriage. :D
Nov 22, 2012 Jessica rated it it was amazing

I really enjoyed it. He does a good job of opening up his life to explain his points.
Feb 08, 2009 Brooke rated it really liked it
This book is a great book for all people in a relationship or wanting to be in one!
Kevin Riggan
Jul 18, 2012 Kevin Riggan rated it it was amazing
Great marriage prep and finding your number one--God
Nov 22, 2007 Mark rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: all single folks lol
a must read for any single person
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Craig Groeschel (born December 2, 1967) is the founder and senior pastor of, a church with thirteen locations in six states. He is married with six children and lives in Edmond, Oklahoma, a suburb of Oklahoma City, where is based.

Groeschel was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in southern Oklahoma, attending Ardmore High School. He attended Oklahoma City University, a
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