Living Together

Mike McManus (Author)

Product Details

Howard Books
Publish Date
April 04, 2016
6.0 X 0.54 X 9.0 inches | 0.76 pounds
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About the Author

Mike McManus is a Duke graduate who was Time's youngest correspondent in 1963. He has been a nationally syndicated columnist since 1977, whose award-winning Ethics & Religion column is published weekly. Mike's book Marriage Savers inspired clergy to create Community Marriage Policies that have reduced divorce and cohabitation rates in more than one hundred cities. He and his wife, Harriet, cofounded Marriage Savers, Inc., to help clergy better prepare, enrich, and restore marriages. They have personally mentored fifty-seven couples preparing for marriage.


"Mike and Harriet McManus are playing a key part in the restoration of marriage in America. They have teamed up with more than 10,000 clergy in over 200 cities to establish Community Marriage Policies. An independent study reports that in their first 122 communities, divorce rates fell 17.5 percent in seven years, with some plunging 50 percent, cohabitation rates dropped by a third, and marriage rates are rising as a result of the Community Marriage Policies. Mike and Harriet are not only passionate, they are effective. I highly recommend you join with them in the mission to restore marriage in America." -- Tony Perkins, president, Family Research Council
"In this groundbreaking book, Mike and Harriet McManus dispel the myth that living together before marriage leads to "happily ever after" and give the secrets for making marriages succeed. No one is more qualified to help couples prepare for marriage. Based on their years of training over 4,000 Mentor Couples and their personal 97 percent marriage-saving success rate in their own church, Mike and Harriet offer couples marriage insurance no one should ever live without!" -- Claudia & David Arp, founders, Marriage Alive International, and authors of "10 Great Dates Before You Say "I Do""
"Mike and Harriet McManus are doing their level best to alert Americans that cohabitation increases rather than decreases the likelihood of divorce. The authors, who have devoted their lives to the cause of marriage, have written a well-researched and practical book. It deserves close attention by young people, their parents, and by the Church. "Living Together" provides youth with the insights and tools needed to avoid what could be one of the costliest mistakes of their lives and shows them the path to a happy and lasting marriage." -- George H. Gallup, Jr., founding chairman of the Gallup International Institute
"For too long, church leaders have ignored cohabitation. This book is a wake-up call on the extent of the problem -- with encouraging, proven answers. It is must-reading for every pastor and lay leader." -- Reverend Richard Cizik, vice president of the National Association of Evangelicals