Middle aged couple sitting nest to each other. Smiling at the camera. The woman is on the left and the man on the right.

Tips to help make a marriage successful: Part 3

A crucial aspect of a good marriage is to complement one another: husband and wife each act in different ways for the good of both.

Remember your role Complementarity is an essential part of God designed marriage. To complement means to act together in different ways for the good of both. One essential element of the first marriage was that God brought Eve to Adam as his “helper”. She was his companion and his partner… Read more.
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Marriage – 3 Things I have learned

Susan and Max have been married for three years. Susan shares three things she has learned about marriage.

1. What sharing a life with someone really means. With these joys of marriage come responsibilities too. We had to think carefully about our actions and reactions. When we got married we knew we were committing to a life together, but what that really meant became clear as time went… Read more.
Middle aged couple sitting nest to each other. Smiling at the camera. The woman is on the left and the man on the right.

Tips to help make a marriage successful: Part 2

Taking vows seriously and being prepared to keep communicating are just two things that can help the strength of a marriage.

Take promises seriously Marriage is based on promises, sometimes called vows. These promises are the most important part of the wedding ceremony whether it takes place in a church or is a civil ceremony and takes place in a hotel, a registry office, a castle or even on a beach.… Read more.
Middle aged couple sitting nest to each other. Smiling at the camera. The woman is on the left and the man on the right.

Tips to help make a marriage successful: Part 1

Deciding to get married is one of the most important decisions you might make in your life. How can you prepare for such an important decision?

Understand what marriage is. Wherever we look, marriage appears to be in trouble, and many young people are growing up in a home where the example of a happy and faithful marriage does not exist. This can make it hard to look forward to marriage and perhaps even harder to… Read more.
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What’s the point of marriage?

Marriage has existed in almost every known human society since the beginning of history. Though the customs associated with it may vary, marriage always has three main purposes.

Marriage has existed in almost every known human society since the beginning of history, even though the customs associated with marriage may vary in different cultures. But wherever it is found, marriage has three main purposes: Companionship The two people getting married grow together in love and trust. They help… Read more.
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Can we talk?

Honest communication is so important in any close relationship. It is essential to establishing trust. It is especially important in marriage.

If you are wondering whether someone would make a suitable spouse, ask this question, ‘Can you open your hearts and minds to one another and come to one mind on the big things of life?’. It isn’t that you must agree on absolutely everything, but you certainly need to on… Read more.
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How can I know my future spouse will be faithful to me?

How is it possible to make promises such as marriage vows and keep them when you don’t know what is to come?

A concern that often comes up when we are thinking about marriage is whether the person we choose to marry will be or remain faithful. Will they keep their marriage vows? Is it possible to make such promises and keep them when you don’t know what is to come? We… Read more.
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Statistics on Marriage and Cohabitation

We should be careful not to make huge life decisions based on presumptions. Evidence that surrounds us is in agreement with the wisdom presented in the Bible.

Useful statistics relating to marriage. Family Stability and Children [1]   Which couples stay together? [2] http://marriagefoundation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Establishing-the-facts-about-family-breakdown-1.pdf http://marriagefoundation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/pdf-09.pdf… Read more.