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The first step to take once you get engaged.

Updated: Jun 8, 2019

I am so happy you are getting married! Being engaged is such a sweet time in your life. While preparing for the wedding is super fun, my favorite part of engagement was our marriage preparation class. Seriously, marriage is amazing, but it’s also hard. Tyler and I are so glad we took the time to sit down with another couple each week for marriage preparation. By the end of the course we had a plan for our finances, goals of where we would like to be in 5, 10, and 30 years, and we both walked down the isle confident in our decision to marry.

So here’s the deal, you just agreed to marry the person you love! You just committed all of you, no matter what circumstance, to another person. You have vowed/signed/covenanted to give your all to someone else. Its hard.

One of the most beautiful things about engagement is the chance you have to prepare for marriage. The reality is that divorce rates are at 50% and they cause an unknown amount of emotional damage beyond just you and your husband. Also, who doesn't dream of growing old with someone?

As you prepare for your wedding day I hope you take sometime to prepare for your marriage. This time is so crucial to the success of your marriage. The foundation you build during engagement will help you build a beautiful strong marriage after the wedding day.

Regardless of where your relationship is right now (even if you are living together), you should consider doing some form of marriage preparation. I encourage you to seek out a couple you know is realistic and trustworthy, or a pastor at a local church.

The first step you should take when you get engaged is find a couple and some form of marriage preparation.

There are so many resources out there that are wonderful, but below I have attached some of our favorites.

Check out:

“Preparing for Marriage” by Dennis Rainey

“Things I wish I’d know before we got married” by Gary Chapman

Beating50percent.com

Not a person of faith? Check out themarriagecourses.org

by: Jaclyn Haun

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