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Did you know that the divorce rate among Mormons is now 40%, only 10% below the national average?
With a 40% chance of marriage failure, it is more important than ever to be selective when choosing a spouse. President Spencer W. Kimball once said, "In selecting a companion for life and for eternity, certainly the most careful planning, thinking, praying and fasting should be done to be sure that of all decisions, this one must not be wrong."
300 Questions Every LDS Couple Should Ask Before Getting Married will help you and your partner explore common goals and perspectives. The questions in this book will inspire couples to gain a deeper understanding of each other to build lasting and eternal relationships.
Some of the subjects covered include:
- Should your children pay for their own missions?
- What have you done financially to prepare for marriage?
- Do you expect intimacy often? Does your partner?
Couples should leave no question unasked when deciding on an eternal partner. Let 300 Questions Every LDS Couple Should Ask Before Getting Married help you discover how to design a happy and everlasting marriage.
- Published: August 2004
- Pages: 140
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Some really good questions
by Anja - reviewed on September 19, 2008
It is a very good idea to go through this book before you get married. However, 300 questions take a while to go through -- perhaps to slow down the fast pace of a Mormon wedding :) Also, some are really childish and aimed at 20-somethings, while other questions are quite grown-up (like what you know about stocks and bonds). Am going though this book with my boyfriend, and sometimes even he suggests we talk about a couple of questions from the book.
There are too many questions
by Lorin - reviewed on August 23, 2009
There are some very good questions in the book. However, it seems repetitive, and some questions may not be appropriate. For example, is it important to find out, "What are your views on polygamy?" Do we want to discuss, "What does his or her family do that annoys you?" I feel it's important that the Holy Ghost can help us know what questions to ask and NOT ask. Also, I think it's often better to learn about a person from what he or she does rather than what he or she says.
by Amanda - reviewed on October 07, 2008
Has questions that are very thought provoking that the average LDS newly engaged person wouldnt usually think of. Great tool to start building a marriage.
Lots of good questions
by Customer - reviewed on March 23, 2011
So my fiancee and I have been going through and each night we read and answer at least one questions from this book. Occasionally there are questions we don't feel are necessary (like the questions about stocks and bonds) but I am still young. I suppose if I was older and already had a portfolio then that would be an important question. Mostly what the question does is stimulate amazing conversations that start out answering the question and then moving from subject to subject. I think that I have learned much about my fiancee and also about myself answering the questions. I would highly recommend it and if there is a question neither of you think is very important then skip it.
Not bad at all
by Bertha - reviewed on July 19, 2011
When you have 300 questions, not all of them are going to change your life. And, some of them are repeated several times, while others are grouped with other questions (and has a FEW typos). But, this book brings up great things to talk about and to plan for your marriage ahead of time. Just a few of the questions: What is your definition of "wealth"? How do you save your money? What are you expecting of your spouse, in terms of religion? Do you expect to go on a couple's mission? How important is it to you? How do you handle anger and other emotions? Are you allergic to pets?
300 LEADING questions...
by Janeen - reviewed on November 21, 2011
This would be a great idea, but many of the questions are ridiculous and weird. Questions like, "How do you feel about being a God someday?"- we seem to be getting a little ahead of ourselves. How about, "How important is it to you to hold a current temple recommend?" instead. You can have that question for free, I won't even charge you. Also, questions about polygamy? Really? I thought this was 2011? Well I guess it could be helpful. If my fiancee said they were "all for it" I'd know to RUN AWAY. Also, questions about how many times your spouse could cheat on you before you left them. Oh, so you get 2 freebies but the 3rd time it's over! Also, the author clearly injects their own opinion into many questions, inferring that a differing opinion would mark one as unworthy. I agree with the reviewer who said there were WAY too many questions.
by Chelsea - reviewed on September 21, 2010
There are questions in this book with serious racist undertones, and I found at least half of the questions to be ridiculous, offensive, and/or irrelevant. I seriously cannot believe that this book is in print, that Deseret Book would carry it, or that anyone would pay money for it (unless they bought it online without flipping through it to see how completely ridiculous the questions are, maybe.)
by Jack - reviewed on November 03, 2011
I don't know of a single LDS person that hasn't seen this book. I think the author intended this book to be more of a wake up call for stupid singles that rush off to marry and wonder why they end up in divorce. If you take choosing someone seriously then the author did a good job of getting you to think about what you want and if you are a good match. People that think asking a question is a joke are usually those that end up divorced or in marriage counseling.
Simulates Excellent Conversation
by Sophia - reviewed on October 09, 2013
My boyfriend and I are working through this before we do engagement and marriage. We both love doing this, and can do 20 or so questions at a time. Each question leads into excellent conversation, and we've both really felt the spirit. Some of the questions seemed funky- like one on his opinion of polygamy, but when we've followed through and talke about it anyway, truly fantastic conversation has flowed. Not every question is applicable, to be sure, but I don't think that's a problem. This book is for everyone who is thinking of marriage-from the first marriage to a remarriage. There are questions that will apply. The key, I think is to approach it with the spirit.
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