A Handbook for Engaged Couples, By Alice Fryling and Robert A. Fryling

A Handbook for Engaged Couples

Revised Edition

by Alice Fryling and Robert A. Fryling

A Handbook for Engaged Couples
  • Length: 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Published: February 15, 1996
  • Imprint: IVP Bible Studies
  • Item Code: 1978
  • ISBN: 9780830819782

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You're engaged!

And now you are knee-deep in planning the details of the wedding. But are you also getting ready for what comes after the wedding?

Alice and Robert Fryling bring over twenty-five years of marriage experience to this workbook designed to guide you through open and honest communication about the things that will really matter in your marriage:

  • money
  • time
  • communication
  • sex
  • family
  • work
  • faith

This isn't just a book you read--it's a book you experience together. Its interactive style allows you and your future spouse to explore its biblically-based counsel and challenging questions together or with a pastor. And with three chapters tailored specifically to your first few months together, you can even use A Handbook for Engaged Couples after the wedding.

Set aside time now to develop a marriage that starts well and grows to lasting maturity.


Foreword by Walter and Ingrid Trobisch

Part One: Starting Out
1. The Foundation
2. Communication in Marriage
3. Problem Solving I

Part Two: Basic Decisions
4. Living Working
5. Family Relationships
6. Money
7. Time

Part Three: The Personal Side
8. Spiritual Growth in Marriage
9. Moods and Emotions
10. The Physical Relationship During Engagement

Part Four: Your New Beginnings
11. Living with Past Regrets
12. The Wedding
13. The Honeymoon

Part Five: After the Wedding
14. Problem Solving II
15. Sex in Marriage
16. Finding Forgiveness in Marriage




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Alice Fryling

Alice Fryling is a spiritual director and the author of nine books, including Seeking God Together: An Introduction to Group Spiritual Direction. She has been giving Enneagram workshops for fifteen years, teaching participants how to use the Enneagram to know God and themselves more deeply. She and her husband have two married daughters and four grandchildren.

Robert A. Fryling

Robert A. (Bob) Fryling is former publisher of InterVarsity Press and vice president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He writes, speaks, and teaches in the areas of spiritual formation, leadership, Christian faith, and culture. He lives in Illinois with his wife, Alice, an author and spiritual director. Together they have coauthored three books.