Chris and I have just begun pre-marriage counseling. We’re meeting with a very wise, Godly man (who I know will read this because I’m writing about him – hey Doug!) and even though we’ve only met twice so far, I’ve already got lots of good stuff to process.
I thought I’d share a few things I’ve learned.
Marriage is about helping. It’s about being better off together than alone. A married couple should be more than simply the combining of two individuals.
When communicating, make statements about yourself. Ask questions about the other person.
Fights have winners and losers … marriages don’t. Either both are winners or both are losers.
Contrary to what many believe, when Genesis 2:24 talks about becoming “one flesh,” it’s not referring to a single act (you know … THE act) but to a process – one that lasts a lifetime. Hence the word “become.”
If you’re married, did you do pre-marriage counseling? What’s the best thing you took away from it?