The two authors of this book, Linda Grenz and Del Glover, say at the outset that they are ordinary Christians writing for ordinary Christians and ordinary congregations. So why has this book become a classic for couples about to marry, couples already married, and the congregations that support them? Because they approach the ordinary issues couples face in marriage from the life-experience perspectives of an Episcopal priest (Linda) and a former corporate executive (Del) who worked with people as they faced various family-related issues.
They invite readers to use the book in ways that speak most directly to them and offer questions for the couple preparing to marry to discuss and others that engage a couple that has already been married for some time. This book also has been used for marriage enrichment groups in churches. The book is interspersed with relevant quotes from scripture with probing questions for the individual to consider.
Mentoring the Marriage Journey
is a companion training program for couples who will use this book
to guide a couple (or a group of couples) preparing for marriage
or will lead a marriage renewal group.
This downloadable resource is available HERE.
Table of ContentsThe Sacrament of MarriageExtended FamiliesBeing with OthersLiving TogetherFighting FairMoney MattersSexual IntimacyThe Gift of ChildrenYes, No, Maybe, Why Bother (Marriage Preparation, Marriage Enrichment)The Journey Ahead