We can invite strong Christian couples to mentor us in spiritual growth. By authentically reflecting God’s values in our relationship, we can do our part to nourish our marriage vineyard and produce a harvest of good fruit.
—David and Kelli Trujillo Let’s Talk • When we reflect on our life together (how we met, our courtship and our engagement), where do we see God’s guidance, protection and nurturing?
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Resources Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts: Seven Questions to Ask Before and After You Marry 101 Questions to Ask Before You Get Engaged Before You Say "I Do": A Marriage Preparation Guide for Couples Starting Out Together: A Devotional for Dating or Engaged Couples Before You Get Engaged Premarital Materials (resource list) Referrals PREPARE/ENRICH PREP, Inc.
But if you think about it you'll have to agree that it's worth spending a few months in pre-engagement counseling to make sure that your relationship is really marriage material.
It's much easier and a lot less expensive than going through a divorce at some point later in life.
God offers this same nurturing care today for your marriage.
But it probably will not surprise you to learn that their marriage lasted less than a month.In the end, a marriage will be judged not by the strength of its passion or by its ceremonial promises, but by the fruit it produces. But we must also take practical steps that will help our marriage reflect authentic devotion to each other and a true love for God and his values.We can choose to forgive quickly and resist resentment.— Isaiah 5:4 When I was young, I attended the wedding of an extended family member.
I don’t remember much about the ceremony, dancing or food.
A friend of mine recently got married and said even though her relationship was not struggling, her and her FI (at the time) purchased The Love Dare for their devotional.