Preparing for Marriage

It is a common saying that many prepare so well for the wedding and barely spend time and effort in getting set for the Marriage life. Do you agree?

More often than not, that seems to be the case from my observation over the years. The question is, when is the right time to prepare? While there are no hard and fast rules about it, or no level of preparation may be enough, one sure thing is that preparation in any little way helps in building a strong marriage.

So, while you are waiting for your spouse, what practical things could you possibly do to prepare? I will share one experience which flashed through my mind lately. It is about connecting with real people.

I attended a ladies’ meeting sometime ago. This comprised women of all ages, both single and married in a church setting. It was a pleasure hearing ladies speak about their experiences in marriage, ranging from their fears, challenges, and how they went through battles and overcame.

I attended the wedding of one lady who spoke about the pressure from in-laws on having babies as soon as possible and the dislike of her mother-in-law towards her.

The list is endless. Those meetings were opportunities to learn from people’s experiences and prepare my mind ahead of occurrences both ways. Looking back, these were genuine women and their transparency helped a young lady like me. Have you got any real woman around you? Celebrate them, learn from their challenges while you trust God to help you on your path. It will be great to connect with people who invest in your life and speak the life of God over you.

It’s by wisdom and knowledge we build a strong foundation. So choose wisely. Pro 24:3-6 NET 3 By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; 4 by knowledge its rooms are filled with all kinds of precious and pleasing treasures. 5 A wise warrior is strong, and a man of knowledge makes his strength stronger; 6 for with guidance you wage your war, and with numerous advisers there is victory.

To be continued….

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