Living Together: Myths, Risks, & Answers
Mike & Harriet McManus co-authored a new book, Living Together: Myths,
Risks & Answers, published by Howard Books
From a Foreword to the book by Chuck Colson: "Mike and Harriet
McManus have a proven record: they have prepared hundreds of couples for
successful marriages and taught other "mentor couples" around the country to
do the same. Their book is designed for pastors, parents and married mentors
who are confronted with couples who think they'll be the glorious exception
to the cohabitation statistics. Read this book, and share it with your
friends. If enough of us follow its advice, the church can do much to help
the country with the highest divorce rate in the world begin to heal
America's divorce epidemic.
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More Endorsements of Living Together; Myths, Risks &
Answers by Mike & Harriet McManus:
Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council: Mike and Harriet
McManus are playing a key part in the restoration of marriage in America.
They have teamed up with more than 10,000 clergy in over 200 cities to
establish Community Marriage Policies. An independent study reports that in
their first 122 communities, divorce rates fell 17.5% in seven years, with
some plunging 50%, cohabitation rates dropped by a third and marriage rates
are rising as a result of the Community Marriage Policies. Mike and Harriet
are not only passionate, they are effective. I highly recommend you join
with them in the mission to restore marriage in America.
George H. Gallup, Jr., Founding Chairman, The Gallup International
Institute: Mike and Harriet McManus are doing their level best to alert
Americans to the fact that cohabitation increases rather than decreases the
likelihood of divorce. The authors, who have devoted their lives to the
cause of marriage, have written a well-researched and practical book. It
deserves close attention by young people and their parents, and by the
Church, which has been largely silent on the matter. Living Together
provides youth with the insights and tools needed to avoid what could be one
of the costliest mistakes of their lives, and show them the path to happy
and lasting marriage.
Richard Cizik, Vice President of the National Association of
Evangelicals: "For too long church leaders have ignored cohabitation.
This book is a wake up call, on the extent of the problem – with
encouraging, proven answers. It is must -reading by every pastor and lay
Claudia & David Arp – Founders, 10 Great Dates & authors of 10 Great
Dates Before You Say “I Do.”: In this ground-breaking book, Mike and
Harriet McManus dispel the myth that living together before marriage leads
to “happy ever after” and give the secrets for making marriages succeed. No
one is more qualified to help couples prepare for marriage. Based on their
years of training over 4000 Mentor Couples and their personal 97%
marriage-saving success rate in their own church, Mike and Harriet offer
couples (as well as pastors and mentor couples who work with them) marriage
insurance no one should ever live without!
David H. Olson, Ph.D. Founder of PREPARE/ENRICH, President of Life
Innovations: "The message is clear... ...living together is not a good
way to prepare for marriage. Mike and Harriet McManus reveal the common
myths about cohabitation that couples use to justify their decision.
Premarital preparation can create stronger marriages and these programs
include four key components: (1) a premarital inventory; (2) couple
mentoring; (3) skill building on communication and conflict resolution; and
(4) a strong spiritual relationship. To promote strong marriages, every
community needs a Community Marriage Policy like they have championed. This
book is a great resource for clergy, marriage educators and all who want to
help build stronger marriages."