Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married by Gary C

Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got MarriedThings I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married

Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married  –  Before you plan your wedding, plan your marriage! Wish you could know what you’re getting into when you say “I do”? Now, with “Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married,” you can. Dr. Gary Chapman, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 5 Love Languages(TM), has spent the last thirty-five years counseling couples. In “Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married,” he shares what he and these couples have learned from experience.
 
 
Read this book and you’ll be prepared for—not surprised by—the challenges of marriage.

 

“Most people spend far more time in preparation for their vocation than they do in preparation for marriage.”
 
 
Among the twelve things you should know: that being in love is not enough to make a successful marriage, that romantic love has two stages (and how to make the transition), that mutual sexual fulfillment is not automatic, and that personality profoundly affects behavior.
 

 

 
The stakes on marriage are high, but the rewards of preparing are even higher. Whether you’re single or dating, this audio can be your relationship blueprint and help you decide if and when you’re ready to tie the knot. If you’re engaged, even recently married, it will help you examine your relationship foundation and learn the skills necessary for building a successful marriage.
 
 
“Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married “was written to help you realize your goal of marital happiness. But don’t just listen to it–experience it. Grapple with the practical tips and ideas discussed, honestly share your thoughts and feelings, respect each other’s opinions, and find workable solutions to your differences. The more you do so, says Chapman, the more you will be prepared for marriage.

 
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Dr. Gary Chapman
 

 
Married more than 45 years to Karolyn, Dr. Gary Chapman is just the man to turn to for help on improving or healing our most important relationships. His own life experiences, plus over forty years of pastoring and marriage counseling, led him to publish his first book in the Love Language series, The 5 Love Languages®: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate.

 
Millions of readers credit this continual #1 New York Times bestseller with saving their marriages by showing them simple and practical ways to communicate their love to their partner.
Since the success of his first book, Dr. Chapman has expanded his 5 Love Languages® series to specifically reach out to teens, singles, men, and children.
 

 
He is the author of numerous other books published by Moody Publishers/Northfield Publishing, including Anger, The Family You’ve Always Wanted, The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted, Desperate Marriages, God Speaks Your Love Language, Parenting Your Adult Child, and Hope for the Separated. He coauthored The Five Languages of Apology with Dr. Jennifer Thomas.
 

 
Chapman speaks to thousands of couples nationwide through his weekend marriage conferences. He hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, Love Language Minute, and a Saturday morning program, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, that air on more than 400 stations. Dr. Chapman also serves as senior associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
 

 
Dr. Chapman holds BA and MA degrees in anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University, respectively, MRE and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has completed postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina and Duke University.
Dr. Chapman and his wife have two adult children and two grandchildren, and currently live in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
 

 
 
 

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