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

Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married

By Gary Chapman

  • Release Date: 2010-09-01
  • Genre: Christianity
Score: 4.5
From 181 Ratings



“Most people spend far more time in preparation for their vocation than they do in preparation for marriage.”

With more than 45 years of experience counseling couples, Gary has found that most marriages suffer due to a lack of preparation and a failure to learn to work 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 they envision, such as:

• What the adequate foundation for a successful marriage truly is
• What to expect about the roles and influence of extended family
• How to solve disagreements without arguing
• How to talk through issues like money, sex, chores, and more
• Why couples must learn how to apologize and forgive

Ideal for newly married couples and those considering marriage, the material lends itself to heart-felt, revealing, and critical conversations for relational success.

Read this bookand you’ll be prepared for—not surprised by—the challenges of marriage.

Bonus features include:

Book suggestions and an interactive websites to enhance the couples’ experience
“Talking it Over” questions and suggestions to jumpstart conversations over each chapter
Appendix on healthy dating relationships and an accompanying learning exercise


  • Jasmyne

    By Jasmyne09
    Awesome information to consider before becoming serious with someone. I will be using this.
  • Very helpful

    By Oni Mamo
    Very insightful snd helpful to read at any walk of life if you are interested in getting married.
  • Sr

    By ytyytrsedts
  • 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