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Starting Your Marriage Right: What You Need to Know in the Early Years to Make It Last a Lifetime Paperback – January 2, 2007
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About the Author
Dennis Rainey is the executive director and co-founder of FamilyLife and co-hosts the radio program, FamilyLife Today. He is senior editor of the HomeBuilders Couples Series, which has sold more than 1 million copies worldwide, and author ofParenting Today's Adolescent and The Tribute.
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I recommend this book quite often because I'm well aware that many couples spend more time planning their wedding than they do planning their marriage. A lot of couples won't even read one book, but on the off chance that they will read a book from cover to cover, this is one I want most of my mentorees to read.
I take notes on all of the books I read and in my journal of marriage books, I have far more pages of notes from this book than from any other. The fifty two chapters cover more topics than most. You'll find Biblically based advice here on a variety of topics such as understanding God's plan for your marriage, leaving your parents (this doesn't just mean living on your own), lifestyle choices, money, dealing with each others pasts, roles of husbands and wives, the romantic needs of husbands and wives, decision making, listening, handling the Holidays, and much more.
If you're only going to read one book before, or in the early stages of your marriage, this is one I highly recommend. It may not have all the answers, but it is a wonderful place to start. Make God the focus of your marriage. Pray together everyday. Have a written marriage plan of what you want your marriage to be and review and revise it often, and read this book. You'll be off to a great start.
Pastor Monty Rainey
This has helped us see from each other's perspective. It also encouraged us in our personal walks with Christ.
1. This Momentary Marriage: John Piper - If you are a Christian this is a great book to lay the spiritual foundation for your marriage.
2. The Most Important Year of a Man/Woman's Life: A great nuts and bolts book that goes into much more depth than this 'Starting your marriage off right' does.
I have also read bunch of other very good books on marriage, which helped as well. But if I had to choose a book of all the books I've read, I would choose this one. My sister just got married, and I just mailed it to her as one of the wedding gifts.
It doesn't matter if you lived on your own or with parents before the marriage, this book helps both partners get on the same page. No matter how much you think you know, it won't help much unless both of you are on the same page, walking in the same direction and this book helps you with just that. We had some very serious issues that this book helped us solve. I would recommend it to all. Chapters here are short, so we read one chapter a day. it gave us all the necessary information to think about without overloading us.
I completely agree with others who gave this book 5 stars, this is a must read.