New Marital Guidebook Provides ‘Important Questions to Ask Before and After Marriage’

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Claude and Valerie Strayhorn draw upon their own marriage, counseling experience for new book.

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Most people don’t want to enter a relationship blindly. They want information, but they may not know how to go about getting it

While counseling the engaged and married couples of their church, Claude and Valerie Strayhorn noticed a startling trend among them: couples weren’t asking questions that would prevent future marital distress. The pastor and his wife worked together on the marital guidebook, “Important Questions to Ask Before and After Marriage” (published by Archway Publishing), to help couples understand what they should be discussing to avoid later problems.

The Strayhorns describe their book as a common sense resource for communicating within a marriage. Their marriage counseling careers, which span across more than three decades, help them fill the pages with a wealth of experience and knowledge

The book features questions such as “Do you have to win an argument?” and “Should a couple live together if they’re not married?” These and other questions require couples to be completely honest with one another. The book also includes spaces for couples to fill out their answers together.

“Most people don’t want to enter a relationship blindly,” the Strayhorns say. “They want information, but they may not know how to go about getting it. This book gives them the tool they need to communicate their thoughts.”

Important Questions to Ask before and after Marriage
By Claude and Valerie Strayhorn
Softcover | 7.5 x 9.25 in | 60 pages | ISBN 9781480806689
E-Book | 60 pages | ISBN 9781480806696
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Claude Strayhorn Jr. has been the pastor of The Church of the Living God and the Saints of Christ for more than 38 years. Along with preaching, he counsels couples on marriage and family issues.

Valerie P. Strayhorn has been married to Claude for more than 13 years. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and journalism from Indiana University–Purdue University at Indianapolis. The Strayhorns live in Indianapolis.

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