Traditional words spoken at a wedding ceremony usually include the wisdom: Marriage is not to be entered into unadvisedly. Unfortunately, many couples do enter into marriage unprepared and without really thinking things through. Getting married isn’t just about the wedding as is the thinking that people often seem to get caught up in. It’s about much more than that and many couples are doing so many things wrong in preparation for the actual marriage, that it is no wonder they are miserable and their relationships are failing.
The following resources will give guidance and direction to those looking down the road toward marriage. These are not intended to replace the wisdom and advice of your trusted family, friends or pastor, but rather in addition to or as a starting point for your marriage preparation.
- Talk It Out Before You Say, “I Do” Do you really know your potential spouse as well as you think? Are there areas you need to know about (or they need to know about you) that you haven’t discussed? Check out this great resource.
- The Case for Early Marriage Amid our purity pledges and attempts to make chastity hip, we forgot to teach young Christians how to tie the knot.
- Thinkmarriage.org is a non-profit organization based out of Green Bay, Wisconsin, that is dedicated to improving the quality of relationships through education.
- Also check out additional dating and relating resources in our teen dating area. It’s not just for youth, but great for people of all ages who are single or dating.
- If you’re looking for even more information, Mark contributed to a book, All-in-one Marriage Prep that you may want to check out.