Ready for Marriage?

I've witnessed many instances where people get married hastily and end up divorcing because of differences in opinion and conviction on assorted issues. It is so important to talk through ideas and philosophies on issues before getting married so that potential conflict can be reduced or avoided altogether.

John Piper offers a great list of Topics for Conversation When a Man & Woman are Considering Marriage that would be beneficial to consider when planning for marriage. All of them are areas of potential conflict, some more than others, so would be advisable to clearly understand where your future mate stands on them.

If there is any disagreement I think it would be wise to delay wedding plans until such a time as some sort of agreement can be reached, at least in terms of how the differences will be handled.

1 comment:

stephen lee cavness said...

my wife recently read that and really enjoyed it. it is on my "to do" list.