Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married - Gary D. Chapman

Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married

Artist Gary D. Chapman

  • Release Date: 2010-09-01
  • Genre: Christianity
Score: 4
From 79 Ratings


Gary Chapman writes, "Most people spend far more time in preparation for their vocation than they do in preparation for marriage." No wonder the divorce rate hovers around fifty percent. Bestselling author and marriage counselor Gary Chapman hopes to change that with his newest book. Gary, with more than 35 years of experience counseling couples, believes that divorce is the lack of preparation for marriage and the failure to learn the skills of working together as intimate teammates.

So he put together this practical little book, packed with wisdom and tips that will help many develop the loving, supportive and mutually beneficial marriage men and women long for. It's the type of information Gary himself wished he had before he got married. The material lends itself to heart-felt discussions by dating or engaged couples. To jump-start the exchanges, each short chapter includes insightful "Talking it Over" questions and suggestions. And, the book includes information on interactive websites as well as books that will enhance the couples experience.

Dr. Chapman even includes a thought-provoking appendix. By understanding and balancing the five key aspects of life, dating couples can experience a healthy relationship. A revealing learning exercise is included at the end.


  • What I needed when I needed it.

    By jcleark
    This is the best thing, short of the Bible, that I have read concerning my marriage. Very relatable and real. Worded well and with great tips.
  • My only complaint....

    By BritBrit043
    Is that I wish it were longer. If you're a fan of Chapman his teaching then you'll enjoy this.
  • Great book

    By gabnohemim
    Referenced other books so read the others just so it is easier for you