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ABC's Of Choosing A Good Wife - How to find and marry a great girl

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The ABC's of Choosing a Good Wife: How to find and marry a great girl
Stephen Wood

Finding a good wife and lasting love in marriage is no easy task.  This book is filled with time-tested advice for making the greatest decision of your life.  It's practical, convincing, full of invaluable wisdom and some surprising new ideas.  Here are just a few of the things you will learn in the book:

  • Key questions to ask before you ask the big question
  • How to know when you've met the woman you want to marry
  • How to avoid getting stuck in dead-end relationships
  • Are Internet sites for Christian singles worthwhile?
  • Two reliable ways to determine if your relationship has the potential for a lasting and satisfying marriage.
  • Positive things to do and pitfalls to avoid to make your marriage a lasting success.

Table of Contents:

A Word of Introduction
Before You Say, "I Do"... Beware the "Trigger Effect"
Cohabitation: Extinguishing Real Love - Before Your Marriage Begins
Dating or Courtship?
Earlier or Later Marriage?
Family Finances
Generosity in the Service of Life
Honor Your Father and Mother
Interfaith vs. Same-Faith Marriages
Just How Far Can We Go?
Know Yourself and Your Future Mate
Love Is Blind - but Premarital Inventories Aid Sight Recovery
Marriage Is a Sacrament - a Mystery of Grace and Love
Narcissistic Women
Occasional Fights Are Okay - Really!
Pray for a Good Wife
Questions To Ask Before Saying "I Do"
Romeo Online
Scarcity of Good Women... And What You Can Do About It
"To Have and To Hold..."
Ultimate Marriage Buster
Vocation of Marriage
Wine - a Blessing and a Marriage Buster
X-Ray Her Words and Her Heart
Your Move! What Are You Waiting For?
Zero in on What I'm Saying
Appendix I: Sample Personal Courtship Commitments
Appendix II: Screwtape's Strategies To Destroy Family Life
Other Worthwhile Readings
About the Author






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Review Provided By - THE Catholic Book Review Site

This item received 5 stars overall. Good advice for anyone

     The ABC's of Choosing a Good Wife is a very helpful book with plenty of information, proof, and advice to help just about anyone, even any vocation.  I was more else less forced to read this book by my mother who insisted I understood what I was doing before I left for college.  Well, honoring my mother's wishes I picked it up and had a rather good time.  The first paragraph caught my attention with amazing humor and an even more powerful message.  I took breaks between reading times, but it was still the type of book that keeps you reading.

     This book was almost half created as a reference book, so it's organization makes it easier to read, and even easier to find what you are looking for when the problems arise.  It gives great examples of everything it states, and proves it with scripture, tradition, and statistics.  Besides giving advice it also gives great meanings to different words that Full Review...

This item received 3 stars overall. Very similar to its companion book

I recently read this book to compare it with The ABC's of Choosing a Good Husband and my opinion on both of the books remains the same.
It is still a practical guide for those coming from ideal homes and not so practical for those of us not so blessed to be born into ideal families.
I repeat from my original review: I would not recommend this book for anyone who comes from less than an ideal home - it will only encourage a feeling of despair.
The ABC's of Choosing a Good Wife is a companion book to The ABC's of Choosing a Good Husband - a practical, down-to-earth, easy-read from a father to his daughters on how to find a good man. It also shares information on how to be a good potential spouse. Many red-flags are listed such as dependence on alcohol and chemicals, lack of fa Full Review...

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