If you want a marriage to start out and continue well marriage preparation is vital, and “Starting Out” has been written with marriage preparation in mind.
“Starting Out” is both a teaching manual and a thought and sharing platform. As a couple go through each chapter of their individual copy they’re challenged to answer and then share and discuss a series of “Thought Stops” about their beliefs, positions held and the experience of their lives so far. Having done so, each Chapter ends with “Sozo Stops”, questions for them to both ask of Father God, Holy Spirit or Jesus. Couples can work through “Starting Out” on their own, or together with whoever is helping with their Marriage Preparation.
We’ve also found that married couples are finding “Starting Out” a great refresher and conversation starter.
Starting Out is also available through Amazon as a Kindle eBook. For immediate delivery of a paperback copy order here rather than on Amazon!
Testimonials for Starting Out
The Starting Out manual has a lot of content that helps couples to observe every area of marriage; from wholeness as individuals to merging as one. The topics were easy to digest and understand, also quite interactive. Something we can always refer back to.
We found the content very useful it was full of gems and was very enlightening. There was lots of new content that we had never heard anywhere else; particularly the chapter on children, the questions were thought-provoking and one we haven’t ever discussed in personal conversations but it created the space to do so
The “Thought Steps” were very helpful, they allowed us to pray and think things through and also in some instances discuss amongst ourselves.
Foundations are vitally important in any new venture. They are essential in a new marriage. “Starting Out” is a wonderful tool to help a couple start to develop those foundations. The questions are incisive and will help a couple talk about things that maybe they have not thought about.
The prayer encouragements are so helpful to lead a couple out of the mire of mistakes into a new freedom. I pray that couples will use this resource and that church leaders will use it in their churches.
This book is an essential read for every single person. Full of practical advice and brilliant thought-provoking questions, it is very helpful to walk into a relationship with an understanding of purpose and knowing the common goal. I thoroughly recommend to every single person and anyone in any stage of relationship that is seeking and preparing for potential marriage.