How are young people to arrive safely at the marriage altar? This book captures some of the premarital counsel which John Calvin gave to the youth and families of Geneva in order that they may navigate the single years and enter successfully into marriage.

The book draws material from two categories of Calvin's writings; some passages are taken from Calvin's commentaries and sermons, while others come from the Marriage Ordinance of 1546, which outlines many of the difficult issues that singles often face before marriage.