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Before You Say "I Do"

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  318 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Is marriage on your mind? Have you found "the one"? This popular and helpful interactive workbook is designed to strengthen your love relationship and deepen your bond. You'll find all you need for fun and thoughtful discussions as you explore vital areas, including: What does the Bible teach about marriage?What makes you feel loved?How do you handle conflicts?Do you plan ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Harvest House Publishers (first published July 1978)
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Jan 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very helpful study manual for couples who are wanting more than the more 'traditional' questions you may ask each other through your relationship. If you already live together, it will probably not be very useful. Talks through financial, sexual, spiritual, theoretical, Biblical, relational and communication based topics, all focused specifically on your relationship. My now husband and I used this while we were long distance for most of our engagement, and it helped us prepare for our marriag ...more
Lakisha Dockett
Aug 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I prefer this over the original workbook, but my fiancé and I are going through the workbook too as part of our pre-marriage counseling. This book was good to use for daily "quiet times" with God. They also sparked some good introspection and conversations with my fiancé to get to know ourselves and each other better and make plans and promises that will help lay the foundation for a life together where we're unified and meeting each other's needs.
Apr 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
If you are getting married, this workbook is a must. It will make you think about things that most people who are dating don't think about because they are wrapped up in their emotions. When you finish, you'll discover just how warped your perception of what real love is. Hint: It's far more than an emotion, butterflies in the stomach or giggles. I would also suggest H. Norman Wright's book, "So, You're Getting Married".
Mark A Hoffer
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I found this book to be somewhat helpful, but the teaching and principles covered are fairly superficial. Many of the pages are worksheets and numerous Bible references. There is not much opinion offered, and therefore it's not the greatest premarital counseling reference.
Mar 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone getting married
Recommended to Shauna by: Dave
Good to read before you get married. I recommend it to everyone who is engaged or thinking about it!
Apr 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We loved this book!!! Highly recommend it!!!!!
Larry Taylor
Apr 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
Great book for premarital counseling
Apr 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: engaged couples
This is a great premarital counseling book. It addresses a lot of areas that most people would think are small and trivial. Those small things can become big things in the future.
Kelsey Ross
Mar 10, 2010 is currently reading it
Jeffrey and I's marriage workbook before the BIG day!!!
Aug 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Interesting take on relationships, love and communication before and after marriage. Will definitely reread if needed.
Jaalah Schuring
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Execelent for those preparing for marriage!
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H. Norman Wright is a well-respected Christian counselor who has helped thousands of people improve their relationships and deal with grief, tragedy, and other concerns. He helps couples bring vibrancy to their relationships through counseling, seminars, and more than 90 books, including Before You Say “I Do” and After You Say “I Do.” Norm also reveals insights for spiritual growth, great relation ...more