By Phillip J. Swihart, Wilford Wooten
Marriage isn’t easy. That’s why thousands of couples have asked the counselors at Focus on the Family for insight into money, communication, and a host of other issues. Their collective wisdom is now available in one handy reference guide. The Complete Guide to the First Five Years of Marriage was designed to help spouses build a strong foundation for a lifetime partnership filled with genuine love and joy.
Introducing the most helpful new resource available for newly married couples.
It’s finally here: a comprehensive source of practical, trustworthy, biblically based answers to the tough questions commonly asked by recently married couples—all in one accessible volume.
Written by the counselors of Focus on the Family, who bring timely help to thousands of couples every year, The Complete Guide to the First Five Years of Marriage is designed to help spouses build a strong foundation for a lifetime partnership that’s filled with genuine love and joy.
This rich, in-depth resource covers vital areas such as:
•making decisions, resolving conflicts, dealing with the past, planning for the future
•how to handle surprises and struggles, holidays and in-laws
•financial issues: budget, home buying, debt, saving, spending, giving, and investments
•individual goals, outside friendships, unresolved problems, improved communication
•specific advice for blended families
•personality differences, selfishness, honesty, irritating habits, and adjusting to life together
•sexual intimacy and the roles God has given husband and wife
•forgiveness, humility, openness, sensitivity, and spiritual growth
•building a home of joy, grace, service, peace, and promise
•pregnancy, childbirth, adoption, and how to raise godly children
The Complete Guide to the First Five Years of Marriage can be read from beginning to end or pulled down from the shelf for quick, practical answers to a specific dilemma. And couples can use it knowing they are getting wise Christian counsel, because the authors are qualified licensed therapists who’ve helped thousands of couples keep their marriages burning bright with love, romance, and lasting commitment.
The long-term success of a marriage depends heavily on how well spouses make the adjustment during the first five years.
Marriage is not easy. That’s why thousands of couples have asked the counselors at Focus on the Family for insight into the issues faced early on in their marriage, including:
•questions about money
•questions about communication
•questions about conflict resolution
•as well as a host more