Focus on the Family and Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley have assembled trusted Christian experts, Juli Slattery and Gary Chapman, for the new Ready to Wed™ Engaged Couples Curriculum. This easy-to-use resource is for those who mentor engaged couples and for pastors/churches who wish to use it for premarital counseling and Christian marriage preparation.
Dr. Greg Smalley serves as the vice president of Marriage and Family Formation at Focus on the Family and his wife Erin Smalley serves as the Strategic Spokesperson for Marriage Ministries at Focus on the Family. Greg and Erin have written a number of books including the widely popular Ready to Wed, Crazy Little Thing called Marriage, Fight Your Way to a Better Marriage, The DNA of Relationships, The DNA of Parent and Teen Relationships, Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage and The Whole-Hearted Wife. Together they have conducted marriage intensives, spoken at marriage enrichment seminars nationally and internationally, and encouraged couples toward developing a deeply satisfying marriage.
Married since 1992, Greg and Erin enjoy climbing Colorado’s mountain ranges with their three daughters, Taylor, Murphy, and Annie, and son, Garrison.
Ready to Wed™ Engaged Couples kit features an engaging 10-session DVD series, a leader’s guide, two copies of the couple’s workbook, and the humorous and insightful Ready to Wed book co-authored by Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley along with other marriage experts. From in-laws and finances, to intimacy and chores, Ready to Wed is the perfect pre-marital program to help a pastor or mentor couple prepare engaged couples for the joys and challenges of a lifetime marriage. Promotional materials for church program launch are also included on a resource disk.
Written for engaged couples, this book is full of tools, tips, and instructions that start a couple on a straight path to a strong marriage. Emphasizing that marriage and family are good, the book integrates the 12 Traits of a Thriving Marriage to help prepare and strengthen marriages from the start. A vital resource for those who mentor engaged couples and for pastors/churches who wish to use it in a premarital counseling program.
As you progress through Ready to Wed™ kit with your pastor or mentor couple, this guide will help you and your future spouse work together to build the foundation for a marriage that will last a lifetime. For participation in the DVD series, you and your fiancé should have your own copy of the workbook.