From Me to We: A Premarital Guide for the Bride- and Groom-to-Be (Paperback)
Engaged? Soon-to-Be Engaged? Or Just Thinking about Building a Healthy, Vibrant, Godly Life Together as Husband and Wife? . . .
Marriage is not for the faint of heart.
Men, look at Ephesians 5:28: “So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself.”
Men, are you ready to make a commitment such as this?
Ladies, are you ready to hop on his train? Consider Ephesians 5:22: “Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord.”
How are you both going to work out that verse as a couple? Anyone fighting yet?
From Me to We is a transparent, surprisingly honest, and widely informative guide that will inspire readers to safeguard their marriage by tackling tough questions and issues before they say, “I do.” Lucille Williams, pastor's wife and trained Prepare/Enrich Marriage Facilitator, offers straight-talk about marriage with unprecedented insight as well as challenges and discussion questions—a must-have tool for premarital counseling. This compelling, entertaining, and insightful guide covers topics including the all-important question of Why are you getting married? as well as forgiveness, communication, expectations for marriage, baggage, sex, and money—all from a biblical perspective.
About the Author
Lucille Williams, national speaker and author of From Me to We, has ministered to couples and families for over 25 years. As a pastor’s wife, Lucille dedicates her time to ministry, writing, mentoring, and providing resources on her blog at LuSays.com. She knows what it takes to fight for marriage, beginning her journey of “marital bliss” at 19 years old and transforming it into 37 amazing years with her husband Mike.
Working alongside her husband who is the children’s pastor at Shepherd Church in Porter Ranch, California, Lucille is the Family Experience Director. She oversees teams of actors, singers, dancers, and tech specialists, to produce a dynamic theater show that brings families together and creates biblical conversations between parents and children.
Among her daily pursuits, Lucille has appeared on Focus on the Family’s radio broadcasts and magazine, KKLA’s the Frank Sontag Show, and she has been highlighted on GOD TV. With the success of her writing and speaking, she will tell you her greatest pride and achievement is her family— her highest calling and ministry.
Lucille resides in Los Angeles with her husband, spending the majority of their spare time with their toddler grandkids.
“This book will unpack the nuts and bolts of matrimony and give you tools to last the life of your marriage.”
—Dr. Kevin Leman, New York Times bestselling author of Sheet Music and Have a New Husband by Friday
“Lucille Williams writes about marriage with refreshing honesty and candor. You will find her direct approach in addressing the difficulties of marriage to be challenging, and you will find her positive tone to be encouraging. I may have a shelf full of marriage books, but Lucille’s vulnerable transparency, biblical clarity, and practical counsel makes From Me to We a book I will recommend not only to engaged couples but to couples who have been married for years.”
—Kyle Idleman, Teaching Pastor at Southeast Christian Church, and Author of Not a Fan and The End of Me
Are you approaching the altar? If you’re an engaged couple looking for a how-to guide that is both very helpful and very funny, this is the book for you! Although Lu doesn’t shy away from the tough conversations, she handles them in a way that is engaging and personal—and wise. This is a great read for a great start to a great marriage.
—Shaunti Feldhahn, best-selling author of For Women Only and For Men Only
“In an age where the meaning of marriage has been lost, we need a book like From Me to We. Thankfully, Lucille Williams reminds us that marriage is not a contract to be negotiated, but rather it is a covenant to be honored. I know you will find this book helpful as you think of what a marriage could and should look like!”
—Caleb Kaltenbach, Lead Pastor of Discovery Church and Author of Messy Grace
“Far too many engaged couples focus all their time and energy on the wedding day, when for the long-term benefit of their marriage relationship a good dose of premarital education could make the long-term difference of a loving relationship. I can’t think of a better person in the world to help you get ready for your marriage than Lucille Williams. She is authentic, vulnerable, practical, and fun. I love the matter-of-fact, practical way she writes, and her advice is the best. Invest in the success of your marriage before it begins.”
—Jim Burns, PhD, President of HomeWord, Author of Getting Ready for Marriage and Creating an Intimate Marriage