The American Tract Society published this small work in 1820 which was intended to be given as a gift to the newly married and to older married couples as well. It contains a wealth of "affectionate advice" from the heart of a Christian minister who spent his life seeking to "present every man (and woman) complete in Christ." This small book also includes a beautiful letter from the pen and heart of Rev. Henry Venn, author of "The Complete Duty of Man" which he wrote in 1777 to his newly married cousin. This ten page letter demonstrates the seriousness with which the marriage union was treated in a former day. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD would make the perfect gift for every married couple, but especially those who are newlyweds, or who are considering and/or pursuing marriage.