This may make me unpopular with brides and their mothers, but much of what couples do to prepare for their wedding day doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things. At least, it doesn’t prepare them for an extraordinary marriage. So let me give you two things that can actually prepare for your wedding day and an extraordinary marriage.
One of my greatest honors is being asked to officiate a wedding. When a man and woman come together to make a commitment, something special happens.
Despite all the encouragement of dreams and romance, you can still become bored. How? Two things, you’re either living life too fast or too slow. The pace of your marriage is crucial in creating excellence.
Marriage can have some tough moments. These moments can bring us down and make us want to cry. But one of the best ways to stay together is to find ways to laugh together instead.
Everyone loves a good quote. The best ones are easy to remember, make us laugh, and look good when printed on a pillow or t-shirt. They can also start a conversation or make us think.
By our fourth year of marriage, we were completely frustrated, ashamed, and desperate. As long-time Christians, we knew the Gospel story in our heads, but we weren’t experiencing the freedom and fullness we knew we already had in Christ.
What is different about marriage for baby boomers, generation Xers, and millennials? How can couples in these different generations not only get along, but also learn from one another?
A typical marriage brings two people together and allows those two individuals to mature, explore each other’s boundaries, and adapt to changes through mutual compromise. A blended-family marriage, on the other hand, abruptly brings two families together along with ingrained loyalties, parenting styles, boundaries and rules.