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Preparing For Marriage God's Way: A Step-by-Step Guide for Marriage Success Before and After the Wedding, Second Edition (Mack)

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Preparing for Marriage God's Way is a marriage counseling resource that uses thoughtful self-examination to reveal the personalities, background, and expectations that you and your partner are bringing to your union. Through rigorous Bible study, you will learn about God's expectations for marriage and be equipped with his solutions for dealing with typical marriage conflicts. Three follow-up lessons after your marriage help you to reflect on all that's happened after you said, "I do."


Table of Contents:

Part 1: Before the Wedding

1. Congratulations!

2. Going Deeper

3. Real Love

4. God’s Blueprint for Marriage

5. Your Most Important Relationship

6. Communicating: Part 1

7. Communicating: Part 2

8. Resolving Conflicts

9. Being a Husband

10. Being a Wife

11. Family Finances

12. Sex as God Intended

13. Your Special Day

Part 2: After the Wedding

14. Six-Week Checkup

15. Six-Month Checkup

16. One-Year Checkup  



Wayne Mack lives in Pretoria, South Africa, where he serves as a pastor-elder with his son-in-law and teaches biblical counseling at Strengthening Ministries Training Institute to pastors and aspiring pastors in the region. He also spends about six weeks in the USA teaching at various churches. He and his wife, Carol, have four adult children and numerous grandchildren.



"Preparing for Marriage God's Way has been the staple of my pre-marriage counseling for many years. The activities and exercises in this book help couples understand their family of origin and the models that they bring to their marriage. I have found that using this book also helps couples identify the pressure points in their relationship, as well as the path forward for resolving the conflicts that occur again and again. This study will get couples into the Word and engaged in conversations they would never have without completing these studies." — Tedd Tripp, President, Shepherding the Heart Ministries

"In a culture rife with confusion over the matter of marriage, Dr. Mack brings much needed biblical clarity to the topic. As a pastor, I have found this book an invaluable resource in helping couples prepare to take their marriage journey together. You will find this book a tremendous benefit, whether you are preparing for marriage, or helping to prepare others for marriage, God's way!" — Glenn Dunn, Pastor, Cornerstone Bible Fellowship, North Ridgeville, Ohio

"God's wonderful gift of marriage is struggling mightily in today's world. Christian couples have great opportunities and responsibilities to glorify God as husbands and wives before a watching world. Pastors ought to take advantage of the opportunity to help these couples prepare for this solemn commitment. Wayne Mack's outstanding manual helps couples get to the core issues of marriage. For more than fifteen years, I have had couples work through the lessons of this book individually and then together. Afterward we spend delightful time reflecting together on their findings. Week by week these men and women become transformed by God's Word to honor the Lord in their new callings as husbands and wives." John Crotts, Pastor; Author of Mighty Men: The Starter's Guide to Leading your Family and Tying the Knot Tighter, co-authored with Martha Peace