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Being Engaged

This first stage of marriage is the time to learn about one another and to prepare for your life together and not just your wedding day.
  1. Engaged Encounter Weekends
  2. Book Reviews: Engagement
  3. Marriage Prep & Tests
  4. Abstinence (3)

The Ten Most Important Questions to Ask
Don't get married without knowing your future spouse's thoughts on these issues that can kill a marriage. Compromise is usually not an option if the two of you disagree on these issues that can be deal breakers in a marriage.

Lower Your Odds for Divorce Before You Marry
If you are considering getting married or know a couple with thoughts of marriage, to lower your odds for divorce make sure you read this great article, "Will This Marriage Last?" by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman.

Questions for Engaged Couples
Many marriage education experts caution that when couples believe in the myths of "happily-ever-after" or "love conquers all", problems in the marital relationship may surface within a short time after the wedding. The success or failure of a relationship may hinge on how well the couple deals with issues such as finances, sexuality,...

"Should We Stay Together?"
We hope every couple considering marriage will take the time to read this book and complete the exercises together before they walk down the aisle.

"Let's Talk Marriage: A Guide for Couples Preparing to Marry " Book Review
Review of the book by F. Dean Lueking, "Let's Talk Marriage: A Guide for Couples Preparing to Marry."

Hand Request Ceremony
A tradition in many countries is the Hand Request Ceremony. Here is what it is, what happens at the ceremony, and information about the exchange of gifts.

Your public pledge to one another. It's never too late to write one!

Top Engagement and Courting Movies
Looking for a unique way to pop the question? Trying to figure out how to get him to propose? Watching these movies together may help open up dialogue between the two of you about commitment and marriage and give you tips on what not to do.

What Does It Take To Get Married Today?
Resources and information to help you when it comes time to get your marriage license.

Planning an Engagement Party
An engagement party can be a great time to announce your good news, introduce the future in-laws to one another, and celebrate the exciting event.

Finding the Path to a Lasting Relationship
Here are strategies for choosing a marriage partner.

How to Have a Healthy Engagement and Marriage
Information that others have learned about relationships from pre-marital education classes.

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