Prepare yourself for marriage, or enrich your current marriage, by faithfully practicing the following:
1. Develop your “mundane muscle”
Which of these areas need to be cultivated in your life?
- Maintain a daily time of prayer, listening or reading the Bible, and Scripture meditation
- Fellowship with other believers
- Clean and organize your room
- Eat healthy
- Form good life habits
- Choose your friends carefully
- Manage your time well.
- Save your money
2. Work out your relationships
- Honor your father and mother
- Get reconciled to siblings and others. (Find the best way to work out areas of hurt.)
- Deal with memories of past relationships.
- Get things in the light that have been kept in the darkness.
- If you are single, get involved with groups of people on worthwhile projects.
- If you are already married, find something you can do with your spouse on a regular basis.
3. Practice “genuine love.”
- It’s kind, unselfish, and patient (I Corinthians 13)
- It has substance behind it—more than just words.
- It goes beyond the world’s superficial system of “recreational dating”, (which often leads to distraction and broken hearts.)
- It is not self-indulgent, but willing to wait for sexual intimacy until after the making of covenant. (For more on this subject, read: What is Covenant
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