Pre-Marriage

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Before You Say “I Do”
Perhaps you’ve met The One, and you’re already plotting the perfect wedding. But before you get preoccupied with picking out the flowers or saying “yes” to the dress, hit the pause button for a second. Consider this: While creating a memorable wedding day is incredibly exciting (and, let’s face it, stressful!), creating the basis for a marriage that thrives after the ceremony’s over and the party’s packed up is even more crucial.

You can start now, before you take those vows. Perhaps meet with a marriage mentor who can guide you in setting the proper foundation for a marriage that stands the test of time and the gale-force strength of trials. Don’t skip premarital counseling that can uncover all those unrealistic expectations and the messy baggage you both haul into your relationship – and provide wise words on how you can work through potential issues before they mushroom into major concerns.

Perhaps you’re still waiting for Mr. or Miss Right, currently living with someone, recovering from a bad breakup, or gunshy about re-entering the dating world after a failed first marriage. Whether you’re dating or waiting, you can make positive changes within yourself now that will set the stage for a successful  marriage later. Maybe it’s adjusting your “list” of what’s really desirable in a potential mate, setting sexual and emotional boundaries to safeguard your heart, or learning to dispell the many myths our culture perpetuates about sex, romance, and true love. No matter what the current state of your love life, the following articles can help.

Dating: Wait or Date, Page 2

Key Point 4: The servant prayed specifically for God to reveal the one right woman (verses 12-14). Pray specifically, and

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First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage

Whichever the circumstances of your life, I hope to help you sort through your feelings and the myriad opinions about what is best for you.

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7 Myths that Hurt Young Women

Common issues to young women.

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Dressing to Impress

Presentation is everything, not just with food.

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Sex Without Strings

It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality.

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10 Tips for Finding Mr. Right

There are good men out there. You simply need to know where to look.

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The Benefit of Pre-Engagement Counseling

There’s a big difference between pre-engagement counseling and pre-marital counseling.

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Test-Driving Sex Before Marriage

Sex is an amazing force and more powerful than many of us realize.

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Make Character a Romantic Resolution

Sacrifice is the key element to building any intimate relationship.

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Does God Promise You a Spouse?

God wants your spiritual marriage to be your heart’s primary source of love and acceptance.

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