Building a healthy marriage

Good marriages don’t just happen. Premarital preparation is an investment in making your marriage strong and healthy. Whether marrying for the first time or remarrying after divorce or death, taking time to prepare for your life together is a valuable activity. Assessments, premarital counselling and finding a marriage mentor couple are all great ideas for building a marriage that will last.


Preparing for a lifetime

Couples preparing to get married spend an enormous amount of time, money and emotional energy planning their wedding....

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When I met my wife, Heather, we immediately hurried to “tie the knot.” We had our minds made up and no one was going to stop us. While the...
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God’s arithmetic is simple but intriguing: “Two shall become one” (Genesis 2:24). Modern culture doesn’t get it – being so focused on...
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By examining these myths, we can identify some of our unrealistic hopes for marriage as we draw closer to the ultimate source of our fulfillment....
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Commitment means making a choice to give up other choices. This simple truth explains why marriage can be so difficult. We don’t like to give up...
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Prior to our marriage 26 years ago, Joe and I were asked by a friend, “Aren’t you going to get premarital counselling?” “Oh, we don’t need it,” I...
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Bob Reccord believes that after God has invited you to a personal relationship with Him through Jesus Christ, He then calls you to a personal...
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How much should I tell my new spouse about my past? I realize that honesty and transparency are important in any relationship, but there are times...
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What does it mean to be the “spiritual leader” in the family?Answer: While the Bible clearly affirms the equality of men and women (see...
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What’s your perspective on interracial marriage? How do cultural differences affect a couple’s chances of success in married life?Answer: We...
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There’s a lot of material out there on pre-marital counselling, but what about pre-engagement? How can you be sure you want to say “yes” when the...