9780806652948

The Lutheran Handbook on Marriage

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  • ISBN13:

    9780806652948

  • ISBN10:

    0806652942

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-08-30
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Pub
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Summary

Great for engaged couples, newlyweds, and married couples going on their fiftieth year together, The Lutheran Handbook on Marriage brings wit and wisdom to the sometimes frustrating, but gracious gift of marriage.

Table of Contents

This Book Belongs To 10(1)
About My Spouse 11(1)
Preface 12(4)
The Lutheran Model for Marriage and Its Biblical Forerunners
Five Important Stages of the Luther/von Bora Relationship
16(2)
Katharina von Bora's Herring Barrel Escape from the Convent
18(2)
Portrait of Martin Luther
20(1)
Portrait of Katharina von Bora
21(1)
Five Noteworthy Things Martin Luther Said about Marriage
22(3)
Five Faithful Couples in the Bible
25(2)
Seven Unfaithful Couples in the Bible
27(2)
The Five Most Interesting Things the Apostle Paul Said about Marriage
29(2)
The Top Three Things the Song of Solomon Says
31(3)
Dating & Courtship
Ten Rules for the First Date
34(2)
The Top 10 Attributes to Look for in a Spouse
36(3)
How to Probe for Your Prospective Spouse's True Religious Views
39(1)
The Five Best Settings for Popping the Question
40(6)
The Wedding
The Anatomy of a Typical Lutheran Wedding
46(3)
How to Plan a Lutheran Wedding
49(2)
How to Select Your Maid of Honor or Best Man
51(2)
How to Make Mutually Satisfactory Decisions about the Wedding
53(3)
The Five Most Overused Wedding Bible Readings
56(1)
Five Fresh Wedding Bible Readings
57(2)
The Five Most Overused Wedding Songs
59(1)
Five Fresh Wedding Songs
60(1)
How to Light the Unity Candle without Setting the Bride's Hair on Fire
61(3)
Five Common Wedding Ceremony Emergencies and How to Handle Them
64(4)
The First Year
How to Train Your Spouse
68(3)
How to Merge Household Possessions
71(2)
How to Merge Household Finances
73(3)
How to Share a Car
76(3)
How to Maintain Your Own Friendships
79(2)
The Five Most Important Things to Remember When Choosing Your First Home
81(3)
How to Decorate a Lutheran Home
84(2)
How to Choose a Church Home Together
86(4)
How to Establish a Routine of Daily Devotions
90(2)
How to Keep Christ at the Center of a Marriage
92(3)
How to Negotiate Where You Go for the Holidays
95(2)
How to Prevent In-Law Encroachment
97(2)
How to Prepare for an In-Law Visit
99(2)
How to Respond to an In-Law's Nosy Question
101(3)
Seven Common Moments in which You Should Think before You Speak
104(4)
How to Identify an Ill Spouse
108(1)
Four Biblical Passages to Quote When You Call Your Spouse by an Old Flame's Name
109(1)
How to Make Your Marriage a Springboard for Ministry
110(2)
How to Use Your Spiritual Gifts in Your Marriage
112(2)
How to Forge a Strong Second Marriage
114(2)
How to Parent Your Spouse's Children
116(4)
Early Years
How to Manage a Household Calendar
120(2)
How to Start and Maintain Your Own Holiday Traditions
122(3)
How to Choose Your Child's Godparents
125(1)
How to Get Your Family to Church on Sunday Morning
126(3)
How to Pack a Diaper Bag for Worship
129(3)
The Top Five Criteria for Evaluating the Church Nursery before Putting Your Kids in There
132(3)
How to Handle Your Child's Non-Lutheran Friendships
135(1)
How to Adopt a Child
136(3)
How to Flourish in a Marriage without Children
139(5)
Middle Years
How to Survive the Seven-Year Itch
144(2)
How to Date Your Spouse and Keep Things Spicy
146(3)
How to Balance Work, Home, and Church
149(2)
How to Preserve Your Marriage through Your Kids' Adolescent Years
151(3)
Six Tips for Surviving the "Sandwich Generation" Years
154(2)
How to Handle a Career Change
156(3)
How to Recognize a Midlife Crisis
159(1)
How to Maintain Your Marriage as You and Your Spouse Change
160(4)
Later Years
How to Survive after Your Kids Leave Home
164(2)
Ten Ways to Dislodge Your Adult Children from Your Home
166(3)
How to Spoil Grandchildren Rotten
169(2)
How to Grandparent Other People's Kids
171(2)
How to Survive Your Spouse's Retirement
173(3)
How to Retire without Ruining Your Marriage
176(2)
Seven Rewarding Ways to Spend Time after Retirement
178(2)
How to Support Your Spouse through a Serious Illness
180(2)
How to Honor Your Spouse's Memory
182(2)
How to Plan Your Own Funeral
184(3)
How to Leave a Legacy
187(5)
Money, Sex, & Other Fractious Issues
How to Navigate an Interdenominational or Interfaith Marriage
192(3)
How to Get Your Spouse to Accompany You to Church
195(2)
How to Plan a Lutheran Vacation
197(3)
How to Resolve Marital Conflict
200(2)
Common Marriage "Stressors" and How to Manage Them as a Team
202(2)
How to Talk to Your Spouse about Money
204(3)
How to Write a Will (to Prevent a Posthumous Fight over Your Assets)
207(2)
How to Write Living Wills Together
209(2)
How to Plan For Retirement
211(2)
How to Talk to Your Spouse about Sex
213(2)
The Top Five Ways to Strengthen Marital Communication
215(2)
The Top 10 In-Law Issues and How to Deal with Them
217(3)
How to Be Gracious to Your Spouse's Friends Even When You Don't Really Like Them
220(4)
How to Avoid Being Triangulated by the Kids
224(2)
How to Decide Who Does What around the House
226(2)
How to Share the TV Remote Control
228

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