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Fit to be Tied Mass Market Paperback – July 1, 1997

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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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Bill and Lynne Hybels draw on their own personal experience and a guiding faith to offer practical advice on how to enjoy a lifetime of togetherness -- from finding a suitable mate and dealing with the most common marital problems to avoiding the pitfalls that can sabotage a healthy relationship. This easy-to-follow guide for enjoying a happy, healthy, and lifelong relationship includes: - Creative ways to "court" your spouse - Checklists for singles to use in selecting a mate - Steps to resolve conflict and not drive it underground - Practical ways to determine relational fit -- Whether you are already married or planning to marry in the future, the authors' sound, wholesome advice can show you how to make wise decisions about whom to marry and how to stay married for a long time.
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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (July 13, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310214653
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310214656
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 0.7 x 6.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,053,790 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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I was required to read this book for my pre-marital counseling and even after reading a number of other good ones, such as Love and Respect, The 5 Love Languages, Meaning of Marriage, etc, I believe this is still one of the BEST books, if not THE best book, on marriage ever written. Bill Hybels has such a great skill of storytelling (as I've read his others which are also great, such as Too Busy Not To Pray, Power of a Whisper, and he not only provides his own insights, but also includes other useful tools from other well-known authors and counselors. I finished Fit To Be Tied in only a few days and the principles were practical and useful. It's the kind of book you could easily read over and over and learn something new each time. Highly recommended for singles, engaged couples, young couples and even older couples.
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I've read and used (for pre-marital counseling) a variety of marriage books, manuals, and workbooks, but this is by far my favorite. Personal, practical, and well-written. Written from a Christian point of view, as will be clear to the reader, but valuable for non-believers as well, if they aren't put off by that. Highly recommended.
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