Yes. A bookworm looks for books on pre-marital guidance.
I’m that happy bookworm and I’ve found quite a number of good getting married prep books. Better said – WE found the books – as my fiancé is a bit of a bookworm himself. I’ll be writing about a number of them in the course of the next few weeks.
Here’s the first.
Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married, by Gary Chapman.
There are 2 reasons why I liked the book:
Down-to-earth advice. I mean, it has a whole chapter that’s called something along the lines of „Toilets Are Not Self-Cleaning” (shocking, I know!) Chapman, of The 5 Love Languages fame, has this book packed-full with very practical and useful resources and suggestions. We found the “talking it over” part especially helpful.
Short chapters. I know that’s not a major thing, but for a couple that tries to read the book and discuss it together, this is brilliant. I personally loved this best about the book, compared to others. When it comes to relationships, I don’t feel like reading Proust-like phrases or War and Peace size books. Might just be me.
For all those who are somehow skeptical about reading pre-marital guidance books, let me quote Mr. Chapman:
What is ironic is that we recognize the need for education in all other pursuits of life and fail to recognize that need when it comes to marriage.
I say, better enter a marriage prepared.
Any pre-marital guidance books you’ve read? Any you’d recommend? Do you think they’re necessary?