Preparing for Marriage

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Gospel Light, Oct 17, 1997 - Religion - 170 pages
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Preparing for Marriage, along with the accompanying Leaderís Guide, were developed to help engaged couples prepare for the important task of building a Christian marriage. This resource provides engaged couples opportunities to develop good communication skills and deal with issues of personal expectations, family histories, role responsibilities, communication, finances and the traits of a biblical marriage. It encourages the development of a mentoring relationship with an older married couple.† Each session includes informative Bible study, discussion questions and special projects to be completed by the couple to reinforce the topic of the session. The study can be used by counselors, groups or individual couples.† Has 6 sessions

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About the author (1997)

DENNIS RAINEY is the President and the cofounder of FamilyLife, a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ.†He is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary.†He holds an honorary doctorate from Trinity Evangelical University and Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.†† Since 1976, he has overseen the rapid growth of FamilyLife, which is the family division of Campus Crusade for Christ, and holds conferences on marriage, parenting and Rekindling the Romance (the one day conference on the marriage covenant).†He is the senior editor of the HomeBuilders Couples Seriesģ and the daily host of the nationally syndicated radio program ďFamilyLife Today.Ē†Dennis was the recipient of the National Religious Broadcasters Radio Program of the Year Award for both 1995 and 2003.†He was also presented the Distinguished Alumnus award from Crowder Community College.†Dennis has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.
†Dennis and Barbara have spoken at FamilyLife Conferences across the United States and around the world.†Dennis continues to be a speaker for Promise Keepers.†In addition, he has testified on family issues before Congress and appeared on numerous radio and television programs.

Dennis and Barbara co-authored Staying Close.†It was selected in 1990 as the outstanding book on marriage and family and was presented the Gold Medallion Book Award by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.†Dennis received a second Gold Medallion Award in 2002 for Ministering to the Twenty-First Century Families (The Swindoll Leadership Library). Dennis and Barbara also wrote Two Hearts Praying As One, Growing A Spiritually Strong Family, The New Building Your Mateís Self-Esteem, Moments Together for Couples, Parenting Todayís Adolescent, Two Hearts Are Better Than One, Starting Your Marriage Right and the recent Moments with You.†Barbara and oldest daughter Ashley compiled and wrote A Motherís Legacy Ė Wisdom from Mothers to Daughters.†Her most recent writing project is Barbara and Susanís Guide to the Empty Nest, co-authored with Susan Yates.

Dennis has also written:

††††††††††† --The Tribute

††††††††††† --Building Your Marriage (of the HomeBuilders Couples Series)†--Building Your Mate's Self-Esteem ( HomeBuilders Couples Series, coauthored with Barbara ††††††††††† --A Call to Family Reformation††††††††††† --One Home at a Time††††††††††††--So You Want to be a Teenager (with his wife Barbara and children Samuel and Rebecca)

-Interviewing Your Daughterís Dates

Dennis has been on the staff of Campus Crusade since 1970, and Barbara since 1971.†Dennis and Barbara were married in 1972.†Their proudest achievement has been six children (5 more grafted in by marriage- three sons, two daughters), and fourteen grandchildren. They are both graduates of the University of Arkansas and live near Little Rock, Arkansas.

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