Most people have a desire to be married.
However, the vast majority aren’t properly prepared for marriage.
In most cases, it’s because they rush into it.
Marriage is a serious, life-altering decision and it shouldn’t be made without very careful consideration.
No matter how much you may love someone.
No matter how long you two may have been together.
You should never rush into an engagement or a marriage.
If you would like to know more about the dangers of rushing into a marriage or you’re interested in figuring out how you can slow your own pace to the altar, you must listen to the latest podcast episode, ‘Racing to the Altar (Are You Truly Ready for Marriage?)’:
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Episode Title: Racing to the Altar (Are You Truly Ready for Marriage?)
- “If you’ve been single for X amount of time, people look at you like you aren’t worth anything.” – Dara
- “If you go into something not wanting to really be 100% dedicated to it, you’re just going to make yourself unhappy.” – Damani
- “Marriage is what you put in it. You get out of it what you put in it.” – Dara
- The importance of having your own unique take on the value of marriage
- The topics couples must discuss before getting engaged or married
- How to tell your partner you’re not ready to get married
Hot Topics & Takeaways:
- The stigmas that are placed on unmarried people
- Dara gives her BIGGEST justifiable reason for rejecting a marriage proposal
- The abandoned significance of the engagement period
- Deciding to cohabit before marriage or not
Dangers & Difficulties:
- The dangers of rushing into marriage
- The challenges that arise when either you or your partner changes over the course of the relationship
- Dealing with the aftermath of a rejected proposal
- Financial deal breakers
Experience is the Best Teacher:
- Damani shares how he’s dealt with pressure to get married
- Dara shares the benefits of discussing engagement before the proposal
- Dara explains why her and her husband chose to take a pre-engagement course and how helpful the course was
Hold Yourself Accountable:
Speak up! Don’t sit quietly knowing you are not ready for marriage or knowing that you are and allow your partner to dictate your life or decisions.
Apply the Principles:
“Do not lie to each other.” Colossians 3:9(NIV)
Take Action Now:
- Be honest with yourself and answer the question: Am I ready for engagement or marriage?
- Share with you partner how you feel and let them share with you how they feel.
- Prepare for the next step or prepare yourselves as a couple before entering into an engagement or marriage.
Show Some Love:
Please leave me a comment or a private message answering the following question:
Do you believe cohabiting or moving in together before getting married is beneficial to a relationship?