Getting married is one of the easiest things in the world to do. It requires a license, a ring, and two witnesses. But staying married is one of life’s greatest challenges. Developed over a thirty-year career in pastoral ministry, this book is based upon the premise that a healthy marriage is the result of what happens before a couple says, I do. By focusing on seven concepts–faith, friendship, frankness, forgiveness, fidelity, finance, and family–couples will discover the tools they need to build a strong and lasting marriage. This resource is invaluable for couples, premarital counselors, and clergy. Includes chapter questions for serious reflection.