Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married

Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married

Book - 2010
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Provides useful information for a more successful marriage, includes twelve things a couple should know before marriage, and examines ways to resolve differences without argument.
Publisher: Chicago : Northfield Pub., c2010
ISBN: 9780802481832
0802481833
Branch Call Number: 248.844 CHAPMAN
Characteristics: 166 p. ; 21 cm

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cannotbeheard
Feb 21, 2019

This has us asking all kinds of important questions I never would have thought of. I took pages and pages of notes. I am very excited for my boyfriend to read it so we can discuss our answers to Gary's questions. I would recommend this book!! So good. I will most likely listen to it again!

katarina_biblio Oct 11, 2017

Even though the intended audience for this book is those who are dating or engaged, as a married person I still felt it delivered some important insights. Presented in an easy to follow format (complete with exercises), Chapman really makes you think about things that seem obvious but you may have overlooked. He drives home the importance of these issues, but also makes it easy for you to see a resolution to them. Great read!

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Blackmere
Mar 21, 2016

Pretty simple stuff, but it's probably true that most people don't actually discuss these issues before getting married. I was looking for more in-depth analysis of which values, goals, personality compatibilities, etc. are most crucial to a life-long marriage.

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gcarolan
Jun 23, 2013

Much of it is practical, common-sense ideas for making a marriage work and provides things to think about before becoming engaged or married. It's a quick, easy read that includes some exercises at the end of each chapter. A number of times in the book, Chapman refers to two of his other popular books, "The Five Languages of Apology" and "The Five Love Languages"; both I think more useful in the long run than this one.

HanakoGal Nov 18, 2012

This book is for those who are casually dating, exclusively dating, and those who are engaged to be married. Think of this as an overview of important issues that might cause some contention in a relationship. It is full of interesting and practical things to think about, talk about and do. You can read it on your own or as a couple. I found it enjoyable to read and easy to understand. Each chapter has topics and questions to discuss listed at the end. Some of the things mentioned are covered more fully in his other book The Five Love Languages. This is a book I’ve bought to be able to study more.

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