There is much joy as two people in love commit themselves to each other, and there is the joyful anticipation of how the marriage can become a blessing to the couple and to others. But there is also a degree of apprehension as even the best of marriages need hard work to succeed and too many marriages don’t work out even among followers of Jesus.
“Couples need help as they embark on their life together, which is why we welcome this book on marriage preparation by Rev Dr Dev Menon. He brings all the right qualifications to the job. He is a pastor who has done marriage preparation for many couples, he has studied theology, and perhaps most important of all, he is married with three children.”
1. Things Change
2. The 113 Pattern
3. Rules of Engagement
4. When Two Become One (I)
5. When Two Become One (II)
6. A Dance for Two
7. The Final Word
8. A Summary
Appendix A: Conflict Resolution
Appendix B: Maybe Not?
“Readers will find Dev’s writing conversational and accessible. He combines a strong theological framework with a lot of practical help for couples as they begin their marriage. While those preparing for marriage need counsellors, mentors, and models — companions who will walk with them — they also need to base their marriage on God and His truth. The Pattern provides this biblical foundation and does it admirably.”
— From the Foreword by Rev Dr Tan Soo Inn,