CRITICAL PREPARATIONS BEFORE MARRIAGE

CRITICAL PREPARATIONS BEFORE MARRIAGE

As simple as they are, the basic preparations we have been looking at are what makes the difference between an ordinary marriage and a destiny marriage.

ACCEPT EACH OTHER’S PARENTS AND FAMILIES: The brother must protect the sister from in-laws’ influence and the sister must learn to relate very well with the in-laws. Responsibilities to each other’s family must be properly discussed before marriage. As much as possible, don’t encourage family members living with you in the early years of your marriage; it sometimes affects your intimacy and you may not know each other very well.

The brother must protect the sister from in-laws’ influence and the sister must learn to relate very well with the in-laws. Responsibilities to each other’s family must be properly discussed before marriage. As much as possible, don’t encourage family members living with you in the early years of your marriage; it sometimes affects your intimacy and you may not know each other very well.

HARMONIZE YOUR FRIENDS: Let the friends that you keep in marriage be the ones that will help your homes and not the ones that will pull you apart.

MAKE FINANCIAL PLANS TOGETHER: Plan wisely for your wedding and avoid going into debt for your wedding, rather save for the future and prioritize your spending. You don’t need societal wedding if you can’t finance one successfully. Don’t spend five million naira on a wedding ceremony without a family car, without basic house items and even a landed property. Wedding is a one day event; marriage is for a lifetime.

PREPARE TO BE UNDER THE SAME MENTOR, PASTOR AND SPIRITUAL COVERING: A man that has no spiritual father is an endangered man; a lady should run from such. Be under the same sound called man of God and he must be someone that both of you will submit to in your marriage. Fathers take us farther in divine programme.

 PRAY AND PREPARE FOR YOUR CHILDREN BEFORE THEY COME: Prayerfully determine the number of children you will have. Plan on the spacing too. As a sister, start your confession of faith for conception and delivery from courtship. Also, plan for who will help you nurse them in the early periods of delivery. Prayerfully plan about the person you will involve. Make sure you are not exposed to counsels from unsaved family members.

 PREPARE TO SOW SEEDS INTO YOUR MARRIAGE: You should sow your marriage seed to go ahead of you into the future. Also, discuss your seed profile and seek counsel from your Pastor so as not to be stingy towards God.

 PRIORITIZE HYGIENE MATTERS: As a single sister or brother, you must be beautiful in and out. After marriage, your spouse must meet you clean in and out. For example, maintain good and clean breath.

 MAKE PLANS FOR A DECENT HONEYMOON NOT A WISHY-WASHY ONE: Plan for it together and it doesn’t have to be expensive, but decent.

 NOTIFY THE CHURCH AT LEAST 6 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING DATE AND PLAN TO DO COUNSELING: It is always encouraged to do your wedding in your local church as to-be husbands and wives and where it is not possible, carry your Pastor along.

Marriage is a reward and not a gift. It is garbage in, garbage out. Be fully prepared to have a heaven on earth marriage that God can use as a masterpiece for generations yet unborn.

BY REV. OLUSOLA AND REV. OYENIKE AREOGUN

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