In Before the Wedding Bells, Sam and Mary George have provided couples with proven tools and time-tested insights to build strong foundations for lasting marriages. For any couple planning to get married, this book is a must read!
Ram Gidoomal, CBE
Chairman, South Asian Concern (UK)
With the alarming increase in troubled marriages and family break-ups in South Asian communities worldwide, Sam and Mary George have produced a much needed and long awaited resource. Their handbook of biblical insights blended with practical and culturally-sensitive wisdom will significantly prepare a couple before they take their vows for their life together. Undeniably, prevention is better than cure!
Rev. Dr. T.V. Thomas
Co-Chair, International Network of South Asian Diaspora Leaders (Canada)
A timely resource for a new generation entering into marriage. Every pastor and parent must ensure that all engaged couples go through this curriculum before they get married.
The Rt. Rev. Dr. George Ninan
Chair, Christian Institute for South Asian American Concerns (USA)
In a world where marriages and families are finding it difficult to cope with new challenges I congratulate the authors and publishers for this helpful and timely handbook. I urgently recommend the use of Before the Wedding Bells and pray it receives wide-ranging and welcome audiences.
The Rt. Rev. Vijay Sathe
Bishop, Pune Diocese, Church of North India
A must read for all committed to the integrity of marriage and family. These reflections are borne out of multicultral experiences of direct involvement and counselling. Clearly pastoral and passionate. A significant contribution with sound principles and practical wisdom.
Rev. Jacob Thomas, PhD
Professor, Belfast Bible College (Northern Ireland)
Sam George has addressed a heart felt need in the Asian community, where pre-marital counselling was non-existent until recently. Even now, culturally compatible resource materials are hard to find. Sam and Mary’s commitment to protect the ‘parivar’ (family) is reflected throughout the book.
Rev. Dr. Sunny Philip
Chairman, Global Network of Christian Indian Leaders (USA)
There is a huge difference between a wedding and a marriage. The wedding is that initial expensive event and investment—marriage gets even more expensive for the rest of your life. Marriage consists of the more extravagant intangible expenses of life. Marriage will cost you who you are because one must be willing to deny one’s self in deference and honor of the other. That is why Before the Wedding Bells is so important.
Dr. Samuel Chand (USA)
Leadership Coach and Trainer
When it comes to marriage, it does “pay to prepare”! This premarital text takes faith and cultural values seriously to build a Christian home. This is a key resource for pastors, caregivers and counselors. But a must read for those planning to get married.
Rev. Dr. Chris Gnanakan DMin, PhD,DD
Professor of Global Theology, Liberty University