Understand the process of preparing for marriage by exploring your personal beliefs and values as well as the qualities you seek in a spouse. Gain a deeper understanding of your potential spouse in order to gauge your compatibility. Consider the impact of your respective views on profession, education, personality, Islam, culture, finances, home life, family, friends and children. In this second edition of "Before the Wedding," newly revised questions are geared toward fostering thought provoking and challenging conversations between you and your potential spouse.
Through a series of structured conversations, you and your potential spouse can sharpen your communication skills and gain valuable insights that will boost your confidence in making the best decision when marrying. A newly added chapter on the "marriage cycle" further reflects on the challenges and stressors all couples can expect to encounter in the course of their marriage.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Munira Lekovoc Ezzeldine is completing her Master's Degree
in 'Marriage and Family Counseling' at California State University Fullerton..
She received her undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of
California, Los Angeles.
Ezzeldine has written two Islamic Studies text books
for the Bureau of Islamic and Arabic Education. She has written a chapter in the
book 'Muslims in America: Contemporary Issues'. She has contributed articles to
Azizah Magazine, The Minaret Magazine and AlTalib Newsmagazine. Ezzeldine
continues to speak and educate on the topics of marriage and gender equity at
conferences and universities. She is happily married and the mother of two boys,
Yusuf and Zayd.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: (112 pages)
How to Use This Book
The Person & The Personality
Islam & Culture
Life at Home
Friends & Community
Questions for Friends & Family
After the Wedding: Sexual Relations
The Marriage Cycle (new