‘I Do!’ addresses real-world issues in ground-breaking resource for all couples
Written by Darlene Grant
May 10, 2012
For couples facing the unpredictable journey of marriage, there is now a ground-breaking new resource available from the United Church of Christ. I Do! Getting Ready for Marriage: Today’s Guide for Couples offers a fresh take on modern marriage that includes same-gender couples. This small, easy-to-read booklet is a must-have resource for anyone preparing for marriage and for pastors counseling couples.
Six engaging ministers from the United Church of Christ’s Stillspeaking Writers’ Group look at marriage in the 21st century and offer fresh wisdom for real people facing common modern dilemmas.
The articles address such topics as interfaith marriage, whether or not to get married in the church, the questions you should ask before getting married . . . everything from sexual and family medical history to money management and more.
In an age when couples attempt to personalize their wedding ceremonies while weaving together traditions, faiths and family expectations, I Do! provides a helpful and hope-filled perspective on marriage. This is a resource that does not define or debate, but wisely encourages all couples, regardless of age, race or sexual orientation.
I Do! Getting Ready for Marriage: Today’s Guide for Couples is available exclusively from the United Church of Christ at uccresources.com, or by calling toll free, 800-537-3394. Quantity discounts are available.
The Stillspeaking Writers’ Group:
The Stillspeaking Writers' Group is composed of United Church of Christ ministers and authors who collaborate on a variety of resources for people in the church, outside the church, and not so sure about the church. Their motto: Hearing God where you live (and other surprising places).