Best premarital counseling book/study guide for Christian couple?

posted 2 years ago in Engagement
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I don’t have any recommendations as what I have and will read is either specific to cross cultural marriages or in French. But the French ones I found by asking a pastor. Asking a pastor seems like your best option too.

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

lynnctobe :  We studied through The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller with an older couple from our church. Very good read and really helped us prepare smile

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Before You Say I Do by H. Norman Wright is really great! We used the workbook in our 8 week premarital class at our church. 

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas is a great one

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Worker bee

Have you looked into Prepare Enrich? There are several different versions and you can ask your therapist or leader to do the religious based version. There’s a catholic version, a Protestant version, and a few others. I just went through the facilitator training yesterday and feel it’s an excellent program. And, some states will give you your marriage license for free just for completing the program.

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - backyard

The Meaning of Marriage is good and so is Love and Respect. We used Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts as part of our church premarital counseling and it was good. 

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Helper bee

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Post # 9
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Bumble bee

apracticalbride :  this is such a great book!

 

op there is a meaning of marriage audiobook too.  It’s so helpful!

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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2016

For the financial preparation, I highly recommend Financial Peace University. Our church required it for pre-marital and they offered it as a class study on sundays. It was great! 

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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerich was a good one too. 

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