Is This the One?

Is This the One?

9 Tests for Marriage

by Keith R. Anderson

Is This the One?
  • Length: 31 pages
  • Published: June 14, 1996
  •  Discontinued
  • ISBN: 978-0-87784-099-2
  • Item Code: 0099
  • Case Quantity: 500

In this reader-friendly booklet, Keith Anderson offers 9 creative tests to help couples evaluate the strength and durability of their relationship--and he offers suggestions for growth in each area. Is This the One? will help young couples carefully consider the answers to questions like:

  • Are we compatible?
  • Are we really friends?
  • Do we have a realistic view of our relationship and of marriage?
  • Do we need to take care of any unfinished business?

Anderson also addresses issues of integrity, sincerity, discipline in the area of sexual behavior, and the spiritual aspect of marriage. Here is wise and practical help for anyone considering marriage.


Test One: The Builder's Square Test
Test Two: The Flu Test
Test Three: The Lassie Test
Test Four: The Biblical Arithmetic Test
Test Five: The Truth or Dare Test
Test Six: The EPT Test
Test Seven: The Day-Timer Test
Test Eight: The Senior-Panic Diamond-Ring Test
Test Nine: The Acid Test

Final Thoughts

Further Reading

Keith R. Anderson

Keith R. Anderson (DMin, George Fox Evangelical Seminary) is president of The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. He is the author of A Spirituality of Listening, Spiritual Mentoring: A Guide for Those Giving and Receiving Direction, Friendships That Run Deep, Is This The One? and What They Don't Always Teach You at a Christian College. Anderson previously served as dean of spiritual formation and vocation at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, and as dean of spiritual formation/campus pastor at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was director of Vocare, a program for theological exploration of vocation funded by a $2 million grant from the Lilly Endowment, and has been the Senior Fellow for Spiritual Formation for the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities since 2000. His parish ministry experience includes serving urban parishes in Washington State, Michigan, and Minnesota.