Are you considering marriage or already engaged?
It is no doubt one of the most significant decisions you will make in your lifetime.
How do you know if you are making the right decision? Do you really know your partner? How can you avoid future conflicts? Do you share the same career, financial, family and personal goals?
These are important questions to address before tying the knot!
This workbook is designed to help couples who are considering engagement or marriage to explore topics that are essential in a marriage relationship.
Through various pointed questions, Dr. Sherbino provides the opportunity for you to discuss tough topics, address your individual concerns and evaluate the expectations you each bring to the relationship.
IT IS REMARKABLE THAT
such a life-altering decision as marriage often occurs without the benefit of discussions that ultimately determine the success of such an important undertaking. Dr. Sherbino, a seasoned and sensitive proponent of satisfying marriages that last, has provided an invaluable guide to help couples build intimacy through the practise of candid communication on the key topics relating to the mind, body and spirit of covenant.
-Dr. Marion Goertz, DMin, RP, RMFT
Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Marriage, Family & Sex Therapist, former President of the Ontario Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
GOALS AND ROLES
SEXUALITY AND FAMILY
WHO IS THIS BOOK FOR?
Couples can work through these questions individually or together.
Pastors and counsellors can use this resource in premarital sessions and will find it a great way to guide their conversation. There is a selection specifically for this use.
David Sherbino is professor of pastoral ministries and spiritual formation at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto and a minister of the Presbyterian Church in Canada in Kleinburg. He also serves as a visiting professor at several seminaries in North America and overseas. Professionally, he is a Fellow in Thanatology.
His most recent publications are Renew: A Basic Guide for a Personal Retreat (Castle Quay Books, 2015); Living, Dying, Living Forever: Spiritual Reflections on the Journey of Life (Castle Quay Books, 2014); and Re:Connect: Spiritual Exercises to Develop Intimacy with God (Castle Quay Books, 2013). Each won a Best Instructional Book award.