Preparing for Your Marriage

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Zondervan, 1980 - Religion - 208 pages

More than 25 percent of our marriages end in the tragedy of divorce, and over 72 percent of all teen-age marriages terminate in the courtroom. An undetermined number of young people are so disillusioned with marriage that it is no longer even a desirable option for them, and for many, marriage is really nothing more than an "armed truce." What are the reasons? Is there an answer? William McRae feels that most couples enter into marriage unprepared. Their expectations are unrealistic, their roles are undeveloped, their responsibilities are unknown, and their goals are undetermined. Because of this every couple married by Pastor McRae must be willing to participate in a premarriage study program. The material that has been developed and used over these years is essentially the content of this book.

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Contents

Foreword
10
Acknowledgments
11
Introduction
13
The Objectives
15
How to Use This Study Guide
17
The Criteria for Marriage
21
The First Priority
25
Parental Approval
32
Twos a Company
60
The Timeless Triangle
70
Stuck for Life
77
Gods Goal for Your Marriage
84
Whos in Charge?
86
The Supreme Sacrifice
94
Lifes Greatest Challenge
103
Help Is On the Way
112

Tests of Love
36
Marriage Is for GrownUps
40
Christian Marriage
47
SEVEN BASICS
49
In the Beginning
50
Completely Perfect 54 6 Completely Perfect 7 Normal or Abnormal?
58
An Explosive Issue
118
Your Highest Vocation
129
Your Wedding and After
174
Marriage Vows
198
Ring Vows
206
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About the author (1980)

William McRae (DMin, Dallas Theological Seminary) is president emeritus at Tyndale University College and Theological Seminary, and also engages in an extensive itinerate ministry under McRae Ministries.

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