Ready Or Knot? 12 Conversations Every Couple Needs to Have before Marriage

Review by Megan Alms, Professional Writing alumnus from Taylor University and currently a freelance writer from Indianapolis, IN.

Book Title: Ready Or Knot? 12 Conversations Every Couple Needs to Have

before Marriage

Author: Scott Kedersha

Publisher: Baker Books

Publication Date: 2019

Format: Print book

Length: 221 pages

Overview:

Ready or Knot? is a preparational guide for anyone considering marriage. Whether readers are engaged to be married, considering the possibility of getting married, or even already married, those who pick up this book will find tools to point them in the direction of a godly marriage.

Each chapter centers around an important topic for couples to consider and discuss. These topics include disagreements, faith, personality differences, budgeting, biblical roles, emotional intimacy, sexuality, in-laws, friendships, and children. In addition to the thoughts provided by the author, each chapter ends with a list of reflection questions for the reader as well as a list of conversation questions for the reader to share with his or her future spouse.

The author, Scott Kedersha, has served in marriage ministry for thirteen years and is now the director of marriage ministry at his church in Texas. Using this experience, each chapter of Ready or Knot? tells the story of a couple Kedersha has counseled and how they battled through their struggles with the topic at hand. By reading about the conflicts of other couples and how they overcame their roadblocks, readers can be better prepared for possible struggles in their own futures.

This book shows both the challenges and the blessings that marriage can provide. It even helps readers see when breaking up and deciding not to marry may be the best path to take to attain happiness and holiness. At the heart of Ready or Knot? is the pursuit of God and of a spouse for fulfilling, Christ-oriented life.

Rating:

4/5

Suggested Audience:

Christians who are preparing to get married or are considering marriage

Christian Impact:

This book offers practical wisdom about relationships from a biblical point of view. The questions in this book help readers assess where they need to grow to pursue a godly marriage.

About Cecelia Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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