*Marriage isn’t about finding the right person, it’s about being the right person.
-Christ-centered: keep Jesus on the throne of your life!!!
-Cry out to God! Pray for your future spouse! And when you’re married, it is of paramount importance to pray together!!!
-Cultivate intimacy. The hard work of marriage is maintaining oneness. Fight for it and your relationship with the Lord!
-Communicate consistently. Talk a lot. Takes effort!
-Constantly evaluate. Where are we going? Is there anything we can change?
-Consider the other person ABOVE YOURSELF. You are happiest when you’re not pursuing your own happiness! (This is probably the hardest for me!)
-Conflict. See it as an opportunity for growth and intimacy. Restoration is key! Man should always be the initiator and pursuer, just as Christ is for us.
-Commit to learn. Study one another. Know everything there is to know. Ask people with awesome marriages about it!
-Counseling. Get great pre-marital counseling. Very important. Don’t be afraid to get help after you’re married.
-Common purpose. Work together. God created woman to be man’s helper. Make sure your passions for the kingdom are similar!
*Marriage is more about your holiness than your happiness! God sanctifies us through it!
“Women, marry a humble, teachable man. You have things to teach him.”
“Husbands, you can have an amazing godly wife who loves the Lord and His word, but if you force her to be the spiritual leader of the house and you are passive, your family will struggle. That is one of the number one problems in families in our day.”