What is marriage? Marriage is the joining together of a man and woman which was instituted by God binding them together as one. It is a Holy Covenant made between a man and a woman in the presence of God and a public declaration of the love that has taken place in their hearts in private. Marriage is God's idea from the beginning of time for a man and woman, which can be found in the Book of Genesis 2 starting with Adam and Eve. (Thank You Rev. Walker)
We must study the role of a husband and wife, according to the Word of God. Many of us didn't grow up in a home where a Godly marriage was present. Our parents could not properly teach us how to be a good husband or wife because they never married themselves or their parents were never married. It's an ugly cycle that continues to repeats itself from generation to generation. So, many of us go in our marriage blinded. We do our best with what we" think" we know but we need the truth in order to prosper.
How can we better prepare & what things you should discuss before marriage?
*Do you share the same spiritual beliefs?
*Are you both active and maturing in your spiritual walk at a local church?
*Agree to attend marriage counseling or classes.
*Focus on getting to know one another in a different way, each day.
*Review credit reports.
*Will you have joint bank accounts?
*Watch how he treats his mother and how she respects her father
*Do you want children?
*How are their parenting skills, if they have children from another relationship
*Is there baby mama or baby daddy drama/Do they paid child support
*How do they handle conflict? Is everything overthetop.com will it comes to problem solving?
*Is she moving in with you, Is he moving in with you or are you going to start fresh in a new home?
These are just a few things that came to mind. What else do you think is important?
“Haven’t you read the Scriptures?” Jesus replied. “They record that from the beginning ‘God made them male and female.” And he said, “‘This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.’ Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.”