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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (June 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310533716
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310533719
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #255,204 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

Bill Hybels, founder and pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, is the author of several books, including Honest to God?, Too Busy Not to Pray, and the previous titles in the Interactions series. He is also coauthor of Rediscovering Church, Becoming a Contagious Christian, and the best-selling Fit to Be Tie

From the Back Cover

Finally there is a book on marriage that combines sound, biblical advice with reality. Knowing from personal experience that marriage can have its ups and downs, Bill and Lynne Hybels avoid quick and easy answers. They write honestly about marriage from each of their own perspectives and give: - Ways to court spouses creatively - Checklists for singles - Frank illustrations - Information about family background and temperaments - Helps on Achilles' heels, unhealthy behaviors, and conflict

More About the Author

Bill Hybels is the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill., and chairman of the board for the Willow Creek Association. The bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Axiom, Holy Discontent, Just Walk Across the Room, The Volunteer Revolution, Courageous Leadership, and classics such as Too Busy Not to Pray and Becoming a Contagious Christian, Hybels is known worldwide as an expert in training Christian leaders to transform individuals and their communities through the local church. Hybels received a bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies and an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Trinity College in Deerfield, Ill. He and his wife, Lynne, have two adult children and one grandson, Henry.

Customer Reviews

Good book to challenge each other with and help each other grow from it.
James Evans
It's the kind of book you could easily read over and over and learn something new each time.
Mr Mike
This is a great read for singles, those in dating relationships and married couples alike.
A. Steve Powers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jill Knight on December 1, 2003
Format: Paperback
Both my fiance and I read this book before we were engaged. The book gives a very realistic view of marriage and the issues every couple will face at some point in their relationship together. Reading the book prompted some very good necesary conversation and reaffirmed that we were "Fit to be Tied"!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Sally Sue on August 31, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is an awesome book. It covers all the bases. It suggests a lot of issues to talk over with your spouse-to-be. It really helped my husband and I to not find any surprises when we were married. We felt like we knew what to expect, because of all the discussions we had prior to marriage, especially those that came as a result of this book. I would highly recommend it! It's great!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 13, 1999
Format: Paperback
Bill and Lynn Hybels have taken their true life experiences and incorporated them into a guide that all married couples should have. It points out inconsistencies and areas of potential trouble, helping to avoid cataclysmic confrontations and future divorce. At the same time they show how to maintain and enhance the relationship between husband and wife making marriage a joy and a blessing instead of a heavy burden. For many people this book could save thier marriage. Being Christ centered yet very practical it is a must for young christian men and women yet it is also written within easy understanding of those who have not yet found Christ. I recommend it as excellent reading to all. It will change the way you see the one you "Love".
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 22, 2002
Format: Paperback
I just finished this book, following several other marriage books, in an effort to prepare myself for marriage. (The Hybels at one point discuss the "languages of love" and I must recommend that couples read "The Five Love of Languages," by Gary Chapman.)
I will be getting married early next year and I plan on staying married until death parts me from my husband. This book helped me add to the critical foundation that is needed in order to MAKE a progressive, joyful and fruitful marriage. I finished this book feeling one step ahead of the game and confident knowing some of the things I can expect after we walk down the aisle.
God used Bill and Lynn's marriage as an example for me (and my future husband) to learn from as well as follow. I am thankful that I have been given an willing heart in order to take advantage of such resources. I would encourage others to do the same. Marriage is too valuable to take lightly and based on the 60% divorce rate that exists in our nation today, we need all the wisdom and guidance we can get!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 6, 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Bill and Lynne Hybels have taken years of experience in premarital counselling and combined it with honest real-life situations from their own marriage to produce an excellent resource for persons considering marriage. They cover personality issues, potential flash points, common pitfalls and anectdotes from their lives to bring this book to life. A very good read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 22, 1999
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This book, which addresses singles, engaged couples, as well as married couples, is simply mindblowing! This book is jam-packed with information and very important points that applies to everyone, Christian or not. It's unbelievable how many things need to be taken into consideration when considering marriage! I recommend reading this in a studying style, highlighting and taking notes. You'll get the most out of this awesome book!
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21 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Zossima on July 8, 2000
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I have a tremendous amount of respect for Bill Hybels, but this book was a disappointment. It is the chronicle of a bad marriage, of people who probably shouldn't have gotten married. The Hybels bad experience colors their advice, causing them to make blanket recommendations, such as everyone should date for at least a year before considering marriage. What people need prior to marriage is an understanding of what God intends marriage to be. This book doesn't provide that.
I'm glad the Hybels marriage is good now; but if you're looking for a pre-marriage book, check out Neil Clark Warren's _Finding the Love of Your Life_.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amber Hollister on July 23, 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
My husband and I have been married for three years, with volatile ups and downs the whole time. We never seemed to be able to figure out why we could love each other so much during one season of life, yet practically hate each other the next. We have always had an incredible connection, but the bad times have been very difficult for us, sometimes prompting us to wonder whether we made a mistake by getting married. I understand that not everyone can identify with this, but for those of us who can, this book is lifesaving. Advice on marriage rarely comes from people who have had a hard time of it together, leaving us to rely on advice from those who don't understand the pain we have been through. The advice in this book is insightful and easy to apply in your marriage, straight from those who have been through heartache in marriage personally.
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