You Prepared For Marriage?
© 2006 Heaven
Okay, so you’re getting married in a few
months, how prepared are you for marriage? There are many factors about
marriage you should ask yourself before diving in headfirst. Sit by the
edge of the pool with me for a moment and get your feet a little wet
first, then if you’re ready to take the plunge then go ahead and dive
Why are you getting married? The first answer
that comes to most people’s minds when I ask this question is the
feeling they have of being “in love”. Okay, I’ll buy that one, but
I believe you’re going to need a floatation device because “love”
in the sense of the word that you’re thinking about will not keep your
marriage afloat. That “kind of love” dissipates over time, and then
what are you going to do?
Here are five questions to ask yourself to find
out if you really are ready for marriage. Go through this questions with
your spouse, each taking turns answering.
Are your ready to sacrifice your selfish endeavors for the sake
of your new spouse? (There is no room in the pool for selfishness in
Have you accepted the person you’re about to marry, faults and
all? (If any faults bother you now, there’s a good chance they will
really bother you after marriage).
Are you devoted to the person you are going to marry, through all
the trials and tribulations of marriage?
Are you prepared to give of yourself by being a considerate,
compassionate and respectful marriage partner through “principled acts
of love”? (There is a big difference between “feeling in love” and
actually “being loved” by someone.)
Have you set it in your heart that divorce is not an option?
(Total commitment is needed by both of you).
Okay, so there you have it. Are you ready to plunge in? All right then, go ahead and dive right in. Just remember to always remain devoted to the person you married and committed to the marriage and it will make you an excellent swimmer. Eventually, you can throw away the flotation devices for good because you will be like a fish out of water.