I Promise is our newest premarital resource designed specifically to prepare dating and engaged couples for marriage. As with everything we do, the content of I Promise is built from a strong, Biblical foundation. Using that foundation, I Promise looks at the ways an individual’s God-given personality, family of origin, and expectations impact the way they view many aspects of the marriage relationship. For more information visit the I Promise website at http://ipromise.strongmarriages.com.

Here are a few of the I Promise distinctives,
along with the chapter summaries:

  • 6-7 sessions
  • Biblically based
  • online personality assessment included
  • additional online resources available for use in group and mentoring formats
  • utilizes both individual exercises and couple time together
  • Guides couple to create unique wedding vows

Chapter Overview:

  1. Fearfully and Wonderfully Made for Each Other:
    Explore the results of the Uniquely United personality assessment in an effort to value the unique way God has created each individual, and how a person’s personality impacts the way they approach their relationships.
  2. Covenant Commitment:
    Understand God’s design for marriage and what that means for husband and wife. How do thoughts drive actions? What can couples do to remain committed to their marriage?
  3. Roles and Responsibilities:
    Avoid unmet expectations and unrealistic entitlements by discussing roles and responsibilities through Biblical lenses. Discover what the Bible has to say about the roles of husband and wife. Understand how your God-given personality equips you best to handle various responsibilities within your marriage.
  4. Communication:
    Unpack more of the Uniquely United personality assessment in order to fully understand your future spouse’s keys and barriers to communication. How can you communicate with your partner in a God-honoring way with understanding of how their personality impacts the way they hear and speak.
  5. Conflict Resolution and Forgiveness:
    How does your ability to forgive impact your ability to resolve conflict? We tend to look at conflict as a negative interaction, but what if you were to see conflict as a way to grow together through mutual resolution? Learn healthy ways to approach and resolve conflict.
  6. Wise Stewards:
    A Biblical look at Finances and Sexuality: The world has twisted two of God’s greatest blessings. Reclaim a Biblical view of stewardship, understanding God’s true design for our finances and sexual relationship. Uncover past experiences and patterns that may prevent you from honoring God in these areas.

What others are saying:

"I Promise is a powerful tool to help couples understand their identity in Christ and to reflect the promises of God upon their marriage relationship. I am excited to recommend this resource to you for individual, couple-to-couple, and small group marriage preparation. This is the biblically-based premarital resource we have been praying for!"
Paul Moffett

- Sr. Associate Pastor, Lighthouse Christian Center Puyallup, Washington

"I Promiseis a new, biblically based pre-marital program that really “gets it!” The Scriptural insights and relationship tools found inI Promisehelp future spouses understand the real meaning of the covenant promises they make when they say, 'I do'.”
Dr. Tim Clinton

- President, American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)

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