Getting engaged is exciting! While planning your wedding don’t forget to plan your marriage! You might be thinking to yourself that you don’t need any help, after all you two are are in love! But the trick to staying in love is to prepare for the long haul. After all, this is the rest of your life we are talking about, might as well start off with the tools to be successful.
Pre-Marital Counseling is no fun, I get it. Especially because you two are already in love and there are no problems! This counseling is just to give you a head start to understanding your spouse. You should learn how each other communicates and each others love language. Right now its easy and fun, so its hard to understand what to expect and a counselor can help. I suggest you contact your church or find a qualified counselor and give your marriage a jump start in the right direction.
Read books about Marriage
This is the easiest way to learn about marriage. Get some good books about what it takes to be a good wife or a good husband. We don’t receive a proper education on marriage, so its up to you to get educated. I promise you its worth every minute. I suggest audiobooks, we waste so much time on the road. Instead of wasting that time, use it to listen to a book.
The #1 thing couples argue about is finances and planning a wedding is expensive so this could already be an issue. You need to have a plan for your finances. Take the time to learn how to manage your new shared resources. I suggest Dave Ramsey’s Finacial Peace University.
Find a Mentor Couple
When you have questions about marriage the best person to ask is someone who has already gone through a successful marriage. Find a couple older than you and your spouse who can be there for you when you have tough questions.
Books & Audiobooks
You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity
Marriage is great, but it's not forever. It's until death do us part. Then come eternal rewards or regrets depending on how we spent our lives. Buy on Amazon
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
This is a book about saying it-and hearing it-clearly. No gimmicks. No psychoanalyzing. Just learning to express love in your spouse's language. Buy on Amazon
Love and Respect: The Love She Most Desires and the Respect He Desperately Needs
Cracking the communication code between husband and wife involves understanding one thing: that unconditional respect is as powerful for him as unconditional love is for her. Buy on Amazon
Blogs for Women
To Love Honor and Vacuum
Helpful blog for women about marriage http://tolovehonorandvacuum.com
Blogs for Men
Blog for men trying to be better husbands https://husbandrevolution.com
All Pro Dad
All Pro Dad is on a mission to help you love and lead your family well. Be a hero to your kids. http://www.allprodad.com
Sex Within Marriage
All Pro Dad is on a mission to help you love and lead your family well. Be a hero to your kids. http://sexwithinmarriage.com