5 Ways to Prepare For Marriage

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Pray together

You are making a lifetime commitment, be sure to pray your way through it!

Seek pre-marital counseling

If you are thinking of getting married be sure to seek pre-marital counseling. Most pastors will require it before performing the ceremony, but don’t be afraid to seek counsel from multiple sources.

Consider the big questions

Talk about subjects that you may not want to. Discuss children, sex, and finances. Budgets aren’t romantic, but money is important. It can either be a non-issue or the biggest issue. It’s important to not leave any stone unturned because once you say “I do” you need to be on the same page!

Don’t keep secrets

If there is anything you haven’t discussed, now is the time. Certain things are difficult to bring up when dating, but when you are preparing to make a lifetime commitment it is important to know as much as you can about each other.

Plan the wedding together

Wedding planning is fun but stressful. In many ways it is your first project as a married couple. Use that time to learn more about how to please each other and deal with tough situations.

The key is… once the honeymoon is over, DON’T forget the little things. It’s easy to get caught up in the grand gestures, so don’t forget to do all the little things that show your special someone that you love them. Flowers, cooking dinner, praying together, cards, they are all part of it.

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