Description : The Complete Guide to Help You Discover God's Plan for a Lifetime of Love Preparing for Marriage, along with the accompanying Leader's Guide and Study Guide, were developed to help engaged couples prepare for the important task of building a Christian marriage. Each session includes informative Bible study, discussion questions and special projects to be completed by the couple to reinforce the topic of the session. The 6 session study can be used by counselors, groups or individual couples. Topics include: Communication skills, Personal expectations, Family history issues, Role responsibilities, Finances, Traits of a Biblical marriage, Mentoring relationship with an older married couple.
Description : Pulling off a successful wedding is one thing but fortifying a lifelong relationship is an entirely different endeavor. Relationship experts Jim Burns and Doug Fields invite couples to take a proactive approach to their marriage union—one that doesn’t shy away from sticky areas and tough topics—in order to develop a solid course from the very beginning. Jim and Doug apply decades of frontline experience working with couples into this fresh and practical resource. Organized in nine highly relevant sessions, each centered on key biblical and relational touchstones, Burns and Fields equip participants to confront big issues including communication, finances, spirituality, and intimacy—prior to their wedding day. Great as a stand-alone resource or partnered with the Getting Ready for Marriage: A Practical Road Map for Your Journey Together book and companion video package.
Description : Moments Together for Couples has sold over 250,000 copies to date and is still one of the best-selling Christian titles available, and FamilyLife is the fastest growing marriage ministry in the nation.
Description : The wedding day is a time to exchange rings, gifts that symbolize eternal love and care. But when a couple gives each other four gifts of love -- care, protection, honesty, and time -- the rings become even more meaningful. That's because these gifts will guarantee the love of a husband and wife for each other throughout life.Dr. Willard F. Harley, Jr., author of the best-selling His Needs, Her Needs, has written The Four Gifts of Love to encourage couples to apply his tried and proven principles to their marriage. By following his advice, couples will create a marriage that grows in love and compatibility.With an attractive two-color interior, this practical, helpful resource makes the perfect bridal shower or wedding gift. Included in The Four Gifts of Love is a gift certificate that expresses the couple's commitment to give each other the gifts of love throughout their married lives.
Description : One common attribute we all share as humans is the fact that whenever there is an important future event, we always make necessary preparations in anticipation of an outcome from the event. We do this with childbirth, graduation from school, marriage, vacation, and death. But when it comes to the second visit of Jesus Christ leading to the End of the Age, we seem to care less about the need for some serious preparations. Before death, we will all come to a point in life when we subconsciously without notice start to briefly analyze our path; where we came from, where we are, and where we honestly think we are going after death. After this unprecedented brief moment, our next step is largely determined by the analysis obtained from the pause. That you accepted Jesus Christ as the son of God is not enough to save you from hell; you must repent and live by God’s law to enter His Paradise in Heaven. Anybody can believe in Jesus Christ; but not everybody can live for Jesus Christ. God made you for a specific unique supernatural divine purpose beyond your imaginable dreams. This book will guide you, restore you, energize you, and move you to that place where you seriously start to prepare to have your salvation completely sealed through him as you successfully live to please God through Jesus Christ. This book is a sequel to “Face to Face Meetings with Jesus Christ”.
Description : Marriage and family are fundamental to our lives and building blocks of the local church and society. The strength of a local church is often determined by the strength of marriages and families in it. Similarly the strength of a community, society or nation is influenced in large measure by the strength of its smallest unit, that of the family. When marriages break-up and families disintegrate the strength and fabric of society begins to weaken. The strengthening and securing of marriages and families is therefore vital both to the local church and the large community.
Description : A couple preparing for marriage is filled with excitement as they make ready for their big wedding day. This program is designed to help a couple prepare for a BIG MARRIAGE. As the engaged couple works through the 6-sessions in the corresponding Together Forever God's Design For Marriage Premarital Counseling Workbooks, this Mentor's Guide will provide a mature Christian married couple with all the tools and guidance necessary to come beside them to share the blueprint for God's design for marriage. Each question is designed to teach a specific principle or practice. The Mentor's Guide will provide detailed information to share including fun exercises and meaningful activities for the engaged couple to do between sessions. This Mentor's Guide, together with the wisdom you have gained from your own life experiences, will equip you to share God's love in a couple-to-couple way that will give engaged couple's a gift that will last a lifetime God's design for marriage!
Description : Seasoned counselors and professors Tim Clinton and Ron Hawkins provide a landmark reference that offers a capstone definition of the emerging profession and ministry of the Christian counselor. Appropriate for professional counselors, lay counselors, pastors, students, and teachers, it includes nearly 300 entries by nearly 100 top Christian counselors. This practical guide focuses on functional aspects of Christian counseling and explores such important topics as...Christian counseling as a profession, ministry, and lay ministry; Spiritual and theological roots; Social, emotional, and relational issues; Skills and essentials in Christian helping; Ethical and legal considerations; Intake, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning; and Premarital counseling, family therapy, and substance abuse. Counselors will also find up-to-date information on solution-based brief therapy, cognitive therapy and biblical truth, and trauma and crisis intervention. An essential resource for maintaining a broad and up-to-date perspective on helping others.
Description : This is the first book to provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary overview of evidence-based relationship and marriage education (RME) programs. Readers are introduced to the best practices for designing, implementing, and evaluating effective RME programs to better prepare them to teach clients how to have healthy intimate relationships. Noted contributors from various disciplines examine current programs and best practices, often by the original developers themselves. Readers learn to critically appraise approaches and design and implement effective, evidence-based programs in the future. Examples and discussion questions encourage readers to examine issues and apply what they have learned. The conceptual material in Parts I & II provides critical guidance for practitioners who wish to develop, implement, and evaluate RME programs in various settings. Chapters in Parts III & IV follow a consistent structure so readers can more easily compare programs-- program overview and history, theoretical foundations, needs assessment and target audience, program goals & objectives, curriculum issues, cultural Implications, evidence based research and evaluation, and additional resources. This book reflects what the editor has learned from teaching relationship development and family life education courses over the past decade and includes the key information that students need to become competent professionals. Highlights of the book’s coverage include: Comprehensive summary of effective evidence-based RME training programs in one volume. Prepares readers for professional practice as a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) by highlighting the fundamentals of developing RME programs. Describes the challenges associated with RME program evaluation. The book opens with a historical overview of RME development. It is followed by 20 chapters divided in six parts. The initial four chapters focus on fundamentals of relationship and marriage education --program development, required training, delivery systems, and implementation. The three chapters in Part II consider important conceptual and theoretical frameworks used in RME. Part III considers best practices in inventory based programs while Part IV examines six skills-based programs. The chapters in Parts III and IV consider program overview and history, theoretical foundations, needs assessment and target audience, program goals and objectives, curriculum issues, cultural implications, evidence-based research & evaluation, and additional resources. This content covers four categories of effective programs -- design and content, relevance, delivery and implementation, and assessment and quality assurance. Part V presents evidence-based RME with diverse groups and Part VI reviews future directions. Intended for use in advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in relationship and marriage education, family life education, marriage and relationship counseling/therapy, intimate relationships, relationship development, or home/school/community services taught in human development and family studies, psychology, social work, sociology, religion, and more, this ground-breaking book also serves as a resource for practitioners, therapists, counselors, clergy members, and policy makers interested in evidence based RME programs and those seeking to become Certified Family Life Educators or preparing for a career in RME.
Description : Finally, a no-holds-barred word on dating, preparing for marriage and maximizing singleness from someone who's actually living it. This wake-up call for single men and women cuts through the clutter to expose the attitudes and actions that keep them from moving toward marriage with purpose.