Get Ready, Get Set, I Do!
Get Ready, Get Set, I Do! is a self-help book written for those who are approaching the matrimonial altar, but it also offers sound, practical advice to all couples whether married a few or many years. Anyone who wants to make marriage better, has the courage to examine themselves and their relationship honestly, and possesses the will to make needed improvements will profit from time spent with this book. There are plenty of references to experts in the field establishing the fact that without careful examination and diligent effort any marriage is at risk, and there are liberal references to biblical principles that set forth the attitudes and behaviors that build happy and successful relationships. An easy read, this book brings key points home through 108 self-awareness questions, which focus on all aspects of the marriage relationship. Every person, either married or planning to be, needs a personal copy. The author, Charlie Brackett, has a varied experience. A businessman turned preacher of the gospel, he has served as a missionary and elder of the Lord's church, and has been married to his wonderful wife, Maria, for fifty years. Applying practical techniques learned at the Biblical Counseling Institute of Atlanta and principles mined from the Holy Scriptures, he has taught marriage seminars in America and Europe and counseled with couples seeking to improve their relationship. Interest in using this book in a classroom setting has prompted Brackett to produce two companion books from his experience teaching marriage classes. They are the Get Ready, Get Set, I Do! Student Workbook and the Get Ready, Get Set, I Do! Teacher's Guide. Table of Contents: * Marriage in a Changing Society *A Home of Peace or Turmoill? *The Three "S" Example *Spirituality: The 1st "S" *What is a Husband, Anyway? *The Man's Spirituality Test *What is a Wife, Anyway? *The Woman's Spirituality Test *The Many Facets of Love *Selflessness: The 2nd "S" *Testing Your Selflessness *Skills: The 3rd "S" *Testing Key Skills *Living Happily Ever After *Appendix