What Every Bride Needs to Know
The first year of marriage may not be the most difficult, but it is the most important. In the twelve months after “I do.” a couple form the habits- good and bad- that will define the rest of their married life.
With a gorgeous sateen finish and flex binding that make this book great for gift giving, What Every Bride Needs to Know was written especially for soon-to-be as well as new brides. It is their guide to all the things that happen after “I do.” Through the application of the practical wisdom in this book, brides will become experts on what really makes their husbands tick, and enjoy the benefits of a great partnership. By taking an honest look at their family of origin—its unwritten codes, how it has shaped them as individuals, and the ways it affects their relationships with their husbands today—brides will learn how to speak their groom’s ‘language’ and appreciate the qualities both husbands and wives bring to marriage. Susan DeVries and Bobbie Wolgemuth offer a solid, approachable look at improving communication skills, secrets for a great sex life, budgeting basics, dealing with in-laws, navigating tough times, and much more. Above all, brides will cultivate a spiritual unity that draws them closer to their husbands as they draw closer to God.
Susan DeVries has made a career out of being a wife, mother, and supervising editor of every word her husband, Mark, has ever written. Over the past twenty-three years, Susan has partnered with Mark in providing premarital counseling and leading marriage retreats and classes for couples. Mark and Susan have three children, two grandchildren, and live in middle Tennessee.
Bobbie Wolgemuth is a Bible teacher and the author or co-author of several books, including Mom’s Bible: God’s Wisdom for Mothers and the four-book Gold Medallion bestselling series Hymns for a Kid’s Heart with Joni Eareckson Tada. She is also the coauthor of Couples of the Bible with her husband, Robert. Married in 1970, the Wolgemuths have two married daughters, two sons-in-law, and five grandchildren. They live in central Florida.