- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
I’ve always loved to read. I seem to go through phases – historical fiction, memoirs, now marriage books. Its not that I have any doubts about getting married or getting cold feet or anything like that – but does marriage scare the crap out of anyone else!? I mean, this is a huge, freaking major life changing event. I don’t want to enter into it without a good understanding of what I am getting myself into. I want to use my engagement not only to plan for our wedding, but also as time to prepare for my actual marriage as well. My finace and I are already attening marriage prep/engaged encounter classes, but I want to be as prepared as possible, and responsible. I want to be a good wife and buff up on common problems that arise in marriages so I don’t get caught off guard. I want to know how to deal with them and move past them, stuff like that. I also love knowing the history of the institution, how it has evolved, marital statistics, marriage is different cultures throughout the world, etc. Basically if it has to do with the institution of marriage, I’m game.
This was a ridiculously wordy way of saying that I would love some suggestions for good books about marriage – about its evolution, how to prepare, what to expect, etc.
I have already read: What No One Tells the Bride, Committed – A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage, The Love Dare, Marriage – a History: How Love Conquered Marriage, and some Catholic Handbook book-thingie (the proper title of course) about preparing for marriage.
Suggestions, please? Thanks!