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   Let's Talk Marriage

 

Pre-marital counseling is for

 

couples  that choose to engage

 

in it when they ordinarily do not

 

have a problem, or have not yet

 

recognized it. Nothing is more

 

promising than experiencing your

 

mutual love in the  form of open,

 

honest, caring, communication in

 

mind and heart. It is the surest path

 

to a marriage that is solid, lasting,

 

and happy. It is a good idea to talk

 

with a priest, pastorminister, rabbi,

 

or competent person for marriage 

 

preparation materials.

 

A good marriage consists of a

 

lifelong growth in unity of mind,

 

body, and spirit. 

 

Christians view marriage as a deep

 

personal covenant between a man

 

and woman for the greater good that

 

makes for human community instead

 

of human chaos.

 

Compatibility is a wonderfully 

 

creative quality that you build 

 

together that gives true meaning

 

to the ancient promise of God:

 

" the two shall become as one flesh"

                                  (Genesis 2:24)       

                         

Couples preparing for marriage may

 

promise a dedication or a renewal of

 

their relationship with God. A

 

marriage needs mutual prayer to

 

prepare for the brightest and the

 

darkest times of life that are surely

 

coming. Couples that hold hands

 

and pray together most often stay

 

together. Prayers thanking God for

 

life, food, and the love that holds

 

them together. In the marriage vows

 

a promise is made to each other

 

"till death do us part."

 

A good prayer to say together:

 

Blessed God, prepare us for a life

 

together that will please you, and

 

bless us, so we may serve others. We

 

ask your grace upon our marriage

 

and these days preparing. We thank

 

you for the promise of your Holy

 

Spirit to unite us with your love in

 

mind, body, and spirit now and in

 

the years to come.

                                   Amen