“I know that the one I’m thinking of spending the rest of my life with is a sinner. I am one too. I know that no two people are totally compatible, and in a marriage of two sinners, there will be difficulties. But sometimes I wonder if we will make it. There are issues over which we keep on stumbling. Am I being oversensitive? Am I worrying about nothing? Or, are my concerns about our compatibility valid?”
If thoughts and questions like this trouble you, this book may help. Here’s an inventory to help you decide if the light on the road before you is green, yellow or red. It is designed to identify problem areas before you move forward with marriage plans, to serve as a useful tool as you seek godly advice from those who counsel you.
If you have any doubts about whether or not to move forward towards marriage with this person, take time to read this book. By the time you are finished, your doubts may be relieved. And, even if they aren’t, you should have a much better understanding of the issues that must be addressed in order to remove doubts and have a marriage that is pleasing to God and deeply rewarding to both of you.
Lou Priolo is the author of numerous books, including The Heart of Anger, The Complete Husband, Teach Them Diligently, Pleasing People, and Resolving Conflict. He is a Fellow in the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and an instructor with the Birmingham Theological Seminary. He travels frequently throughout the United States and abroad training pastors, laymen, and fellow counselors. Lou and his wife, Kim, have been married since 1987 and are the parents of two girls, Sophia and Gabriella.