I Do!: A Marriage Workbook for Engaged Couples (Paperback)

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I Do!: A Marriage Workbook for Engaged Couples (Paperback)


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Make your bond stronger than ever on your way to the altar

Planning can be the key to a happy and satisfying marriage. The in-depth, thought-provoking exercises in this marriage workbook will help you and your partner grow your love and solidify your partnership as you prepare to walk down the aisle.

Dig deep into your relationship over the course of 7 chapters—each focusing on a different part of married life. Gain insight into each other, and discover ways to feel closer before you finally say, "I do!"
  • A look into the future—Prepare for a lifetime together by exploring your feelings on communication, money, intimacy, children, beliefs, work, and family and friends.
  • In-depth exercises—Learn more about your partner through various exercises, including writing prompts, true/false questionnaires, worksheets, discussion topics, and more.
  • Expert guidance—Author Jim Walkup is a licensed marriage and family therapist with more than 40 years of experience working with couples from all backgrounds who want to make their marriage last.

Set the stage for a happy and successful marriage with this premarital counseling workbook for couples.
JIM WALKUP is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in working with premarital couples. He previously served as President of the New York State Division of Marriage and Family Therapists. Over the last 40 years, he’s helped thousands of couples and individuals build meaningful relationships to last a lifetime. You can learn more about him at www.Dr-Jim.com.
Product Details ISBN: 9781641522137
ISBN-10: 1641522135
Publisher: Althea Press
Publication Date: April 16th, 2019
Pages: 228
Language: English
"As a seasoned marriage and family therapist, working with many couples, I was reluctant to believe that there would be something in I Do! that would appeal to my highly sophisticated client base. To my surprise and delight, I found just the opposite. Jim’s beautiful book is filled with insight and practical application that any couple can use. I found the exercises helpful, the questions provocative, and lessons spot on. This guide can be used by clinicians as well, as it gives us a tool to pull out when we are at our wits' end or don’t know what else can be done. Well done, Jim Walkup."—Dr. Heather M. Ehinger, LMFT, EdD, Past President of the Connecticut Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, adjunct faculty at Western Connecticut State University, and principal owner of Family Therapy Associates, LLC

"Dr. Walkup integrates solid clinical expertise with personal, down-to-earth wisdom in I Do! His book can be used as a pre-marital tool for the pastor, practitioner, or individual couples themselves as a resource for independent inquiry and growth. In an easygoing, conversational way, Dr. Walkup breaks down relationship myths of intimacy and communication and invites couples to reflect on significant areas of life they will share together as they plan for their future. This book is brilliantly written and full of engaging exercises."—John Halbrook, Th.M., Ed.D. (LMFT & LCSW)

"Jim Walkup has put together the ultimate guide for pre-marital counseling. It's practical, insightful, and most of all, relevant. If you are looking to lay the long-term foundations for a happy marriage, this is a great blueprint."—Rev. Susan Sparks, author and Senior Pastor, Madison Avenue Baptist Church

"This is the book I wish I had read before my wedding. There is a pretty good chance I would still be married if that were the case. It's a practical, no-nonsense workbook, and somehow Dr. Walkup manages to be very modern and refreshingly traditional at the same time. Buy this for anyone you know who is getting ready to make a long-term commitment—actually, it would make a terrific anniversary present, too!"—Lorna Davis, former CEO of Danone

"How can we best prepare for the inevitable challenges of marriage? With I Do!, Dr. Walkup brings his well-honed wisdom to this crucial question. If Cupid himself wanted a guide to help people stung by his arrows, this would be one of his very top picks."—Anthony Stern, M.D., former Chief of Psychiatry, Westchester Medical Center’s Mobile Crisis Team, Valhalla, New York

"Committed couples no longer have to stumble upon the various challenges that life brings their way; Jim Walkup has created a guide with the implicit message that each couple is not alone in navigating their differences--they are part and parcel of the journey. How good it is to have a compass and a lantern to light the way."—Elana Katz, LCSW, Senior Faculty, Ackerman Institute for the Family

"This wonderful guide walks couples through exercises and discussions that lay the foundation for a long-lasting marriage. Not only does Jim Walkup cover topics such as money, communication, and intimacy, but he also beautifully covers future-looking topics such as parenting styles, school considerations for children, and caring for aging parents. I highly recommend this book if you are in the planning stages of marriage, or even newly married."—Kathy Rausin, LMFT, Vista, CA