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Preparing for Marriage

Couples Edition




Format: Paperback

Size: 216mm x 140mm

Pages: 216

Release Date: September 2018

Price: £14.99

ISBN: 9781910786970


Most people in Britain marry between the ages of twenty-five and forty-five.  This is precisely the generation most likely to be absent from our churches, therefore a marriage preparation course, provides an opportunity for mission, particular when so many non-Christians still desire to marry in church. A marriage preparation course offers the opportunity for the Church to engage in its mission of articulating the gospel, especially among those who have limited opportunity to hear it.


The leaders book can function as an off-the-shelf marriage preparation handbook, with everything that is needed to run a marriage preparation short course based on seven group sessions. This includes ice-breaking exercises for each session, seven talks and discussion topics, group exercises, plus suggestions for space requirements and refreshments for these sessions. The couples book provides a resource for couples to keep and provides a reminder of what they have discussed and learned for the years ahead.



Calvin T Samuel is the Principal of London School of Theology. He is a Methodist minister who came to LST from the University of Durham where he held the roles of Academic Dean of St John’s College & Director of Wesley Study Centre. Dr Samuel has a wealth of experience in leadership in a variety of contexts and holds MBA and PhD degrees. Dr Samuel has been the preacher in the House of Commons, for the BBC Sunday Service, and is a presenter for Prayer for the Day and The Daily Service on BBC Radio 4. He is married to Ramona, also a Methodist Minister, and they are parents to two adult children.

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