Should We Get Married?
How to Evaluate Your Relationship
You know you’re in love–you always want to be together, and you think about each other all the time–but does that mean you’re ready to get married? How do you decide if your relationship is strong enough for marriage? William P. Smith gives you a series of questions based on biblical principles that you can use to assess your relationship’s strengths and weaknesses. Answering these questions about your vision, goals, and potential conflicts will help you decide together whether you should slow your relationship down or move forward toward marriage. This booklet is a great resource for pastors and others to use during premarital counseling or classes.
About the Author
William P. Smith, M.Div., Ph.D., is a pastor and director of the community counseling center at Chelten Baptist Church, Dresher, Pennsylvania. He has authored the books Loving Well (Even When You Haven’t Been) and Caught Off Guard: Encounters with the Unexpected God as well as numerous minibooks including How Do I Stop Losing It with My Kids? and How to Love Difficult People. Bill is regularly invited to speak at other churches and lead weekend retreats. He and his wife Sally are the parents of three very active children.
Other Booklets in the Series
-Can We Talk? The Art of Relationship Building by Rob Green
-Dealing with Rejection by Jack Miller
-Family Feuds: How to Respond by Timothy S. Lane
-Help for Stepfamilies: Avoiding the Pitfalls and Learning to Love by Winston T. Smith
-Leaving Your Family Behind: Preparing for Military Deployment by Rob Green
-Making Friends: Beyond Loneliness to Rich Relationships by Dee Brestin
-Peer Pressure: Recognizing the Warning Signs and Giving New Direction by Paul David Tripp
-Restoring Your Broken Marriage: Healing after Adultery by Robert D. Jones
-Sex Before Marriage: How Far is Too Far? by Timothy S. Lane
-Single Parents: Daily Grace for the Hardest Job by Robert D. Jones
-When Bad Things Happen: Thoughtful Answers to Hard Questions by William P. Smith
-When the Money Runs Out: Hope and Help for the Financially Stressed by James C. Petty
-When Your Kid’s in Trouble: How to Intervene Constructively by William P. Smith