Ideas that Building My Marriage focuses
on for those planning to marry and would like pre-marriage counseling:
marriages fail for the same reasons that non Christian marriages
fail. Church attendance, professions of faith, and religious
activities, while necessary for the Christian marriage, do not
in themselves guarantee escape from the common problem areas of
marriages have about as much stress as non Christian marriages, caused by the same internal, flawed processes and concepts.
marriages (not to be confused with those that simply “last”)
do not simply happen: they are planned and
is better to begin building a marriage conceptually with
knowledge, understanding, and commitment, than it is to attempt
a reconstruction of that marriage after the wedding ceremony.
pattern a marriage selects is either by design or default.
Only one marriage pattern of all the options in our culture produces
a healthy marriage and household.
A major issue for most
men is that they have never realized that they
married a woman and not another man! Ditto for most
women! That’s why everything gets more confusing after the
is a healthy way to disagree and a healthy way to resolve
conflict. Usually no one has taken the time to teach us that healthy
and women do not use language in the same way. Confusion and
stress often result from these differences, unless understood.
of the understanding and insight in the world is not sufficient.
Only covenantal thinking maintains a spiritually fit marriage and
before it begins...
A concise, yet thorough
containing 12 essential
skills and understandings,
and an accompanying 12-session video series
for building a healthy marriage.
effective book and accompanying video series produced
by Coral Ridge Ministries and written by Dr. Ken
Wackes is a proven and dynamic method for strengthening
existing marriages or preparing young Christians
else are the components necessary to build a marriage before
it begins contained in one, concise study. Here it is, Building
My Marriage Before It Begins.
Effective uses of Building My Marriage Before It
- Effective pre-marriage counseling guide. (Testimonials)
- Effective high school and college marriage primer. (Testimonials)
- Effective resource for married persons reviewing the processes
and dynamics of their own marriage. (Testimonials)
in cross-cultural settings. (Testimonial from East Africa