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Spiral Bound
105 pages
Jul 2006
FamilyLife Publishing

Getting Away to Get It Together: A Getaway Guide for Couples

by Bill & Carolyn Wellons

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In this delightful getaway guide for couples, readers will understand the importance of scheduling time with your spouse to bring a renewed sense of commitment and purpose to your marriage. The authors, a husband and wife team, speak from experience as they offer godly advice that has worked for them. Using the model that Jesus left, of getting away for a time of solitude and refreshment, these pages creatively offer couples a complete itinerary of interesting ideas.

This spiral bound book features motivational thoughts, checklists for the trip, and a wealth of activities that are guaranteed to make your time together more memorable. Also included are “Toolbox Projects,” which are simple and stress-free ways to open up dialogue and share opinions. Designed as a workbook, this guide has spaces for recording answers to the discussion questions, places to jot down notes, and even a template to record important information. Truly, the authors have thought of everything; all couples need to do is pick up the book and start planning their own getaway.

The authors’ enthusiasm is evident, adding a sense of adventure to these pages. Scripture verses lend authority to the lessons, and also provide a sense of motivation. The setup of the book is both realistic and extremely practical. The checklists are chock full of handy information, which simplifies the planning stages significantly. Although these getaways only last for a few days or a long weekend, the authors never lose focus of God’s eternal plans for every husband and wife. From expectations to the actual event, this book offers couples sensible advice for scheduling a time-out in our stressed out world. – Joyce Handzo, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

When the pace of life drains your strength and causes confusion in your marriage, Getting Away to Get it Together, will be the guide you need to re-energizes your partnership and help clarify your vision as a couple. You'll build parallel lives that pursue a common vision-avoiding a head-on collision.

What you can expect to find:

Getaway Preparations Checklist
Getaway Expectations
Getaway Toolbox
Getaway Takeaways
Your Unique Design

Together, discover yours strengths and weakness and how you're spending your time. Each person will have his or her own "bagel" to dissect into time slots of how you spend your time now and how it may need to change in the future.

Leaving a legacy of family values and financially faithful are two more of the vital subjects addressed in this book - a book that will prove to be one of the most important ones you've read this year