I love weddings. Such joyous celebrations of love and commitment! On the contrary, I hate divorces. Such ugly, painful, messy, & unwise decisions! My parents are divorced. My husband's parents are divorced. His aunts, brother, and sister are divorced. Marriage is designed by God and is meant for a lifetime. I am thankful that the Lord has brought my husband and me together and has kept us together for almost 20 years so far. He has truly blessed us and our marriage. A Christ-centered, God-honoring marriage is the best and is powerful for furthering God's kingdom but it takes hard work because satan is right there to attack it. I am excited to share with you a wonderful free website that provides valuable resources for couples to strengthen their marriage: http://www.startmarriageright.com/ . The website's goal is to equip, guide, and prepare people for successful, lifelong marriages and to decrease/prevent failed marriages. It's especially useful for singles, dating and engaged couples, and newlyweds but I think even oldieweds will benefit from it, too. I enjoyed reading the articles which offer Biblically sound, practical advice. Here are a few examples: 5 Essential Traits for a Strong and Lasting Marriage, Complementing, Not Conflicting, in Marriage, Why Sharing Hopes and Hurts Strengthen the Home. I also like the feature that people can submit their own question(s) by using the form on the website.
The website includes:
- Interesting articles about various issues all couples face as they enter into marriage
- Q & A with Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages.
- Insightful interviews with relationship experts
- Fun and insightful videos
- Links to practical resources from marriage counseling experts
- and more!