A successful marriage brings present and continuing happiness and joy for all concerned – the husband and wife, the children, and grandchildren, as well as parents of the couple. It is indeed a gift that keeps giving. On the other hand, marriage is serious business, and those who embark on its waters need to be prepared, since there are sure to be rough times with storms. The high failure rate gives us reason to soberly consider and prepare for marriage.
This series of articles provides a manual for preparation. We will be introducing a new article in the series each week. Written by marriage experts, they show in a realistic manner how we can prepare ourselves and how we can avoid the dangerous rocks, reefs, and storms of the sea. We hope these articles will be helpful to you.
Getting ready for marriage is more than just falling in love. It takes time, effort, and commitment. We’ll show you how.
Section 1: First Things First: A Vision of Marriage
Section 2: Making Marriage My Top Priority
Section 3: Feeling Good about Yourself is Essential
Section 4: My Family Background and My Fitness for Marriage
Section 5: Can I Marry Even Though…?
GETTING DATES & BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS!
You are now more fit than you have ever been for marriage. But to finish getting marriage-ready you now need to get some practice. We call that practice “dating.”
Section 6: Diving Into Your Pool of Eligibles
Section 7: Changing Your Facebook Status from “Single” To “In a Relationship”
Section 8: When Things Aren’t Working Out
Section 9: Is She/He the One—or Should I Run?