Preparing well for marriage means asking hard questions.
Getting to know that special someone includes learning about family and friends and schooling and athletics, favorite pastimes, books, movies, life’s best moments and worst, the brightest places in our background and the darkest.
But what about theology? Ever think to ask about that?
We hope our free Preparing for Marriage ebook can be of some assistance.
With Help from Piper
At Desiring God, one of our most accessed pages online is a set of questions John Piper put together for couples preparing for marriage (chapter 1 in our new free ebook). There is some of the typical stuff — like friends and entertainment and lifestyle and children — but many have found that Piper’s way of putting the questions help get right at some pretty deep stuff.
And then there’s the questions about theology, worship and devotion, and the roles of husband and wife — questions that far too many couples don’t think to ask. When preparing for marriage, or even in just beginning to consider it, it is of immense help to have the perspective not only of a seasoned husband of over 40 years, but also a seasoned pastor and theologian.
Preparing for Marriage: Help for Christian Couples is a short, free ebook. Our vision for it is humble. Our hope is that a few couples, whether dating and considering marriage, or engaged and preparing for marriage, would find some benefit here, get to know each other better in some of life’s most significant matters, and be more fit to discern God’s leading for their lives.
We packaged three additional resources with the marriage questions hoping to enrich your preparation.
To download Preparing for Marriage, click on the following format options:
- Download ebook as a PDF file.
- Download ebook as an EPUB file formatted for readers like the Nook, Sony Reader, and Apple iBooks (iPad, iPhone, iPod).
- Download ebook as a MOBI file formatted for Kindle applications (this option works well on some mobile devices, and not so well on others).
Note: To load the ebook on a mobile device, it may be necessary to view this blog post from within your device and then to click the download option.