Most couples spend months–or even more than a year–planning for their wedding day. Though it’s not proven through sociological research, I believe girls start sampling center pieces when they are 11. What happens after the big day? A couple will spend the rest of their life together. At least that is the hope. Does anyone plan for that?
With divorce rates skyrocketing each year, it’s becoming clear to even secular Americans that something isn’t working with the way people do marriage in our culture. And if you’ve bought divorce insurance before your wedding day, I’m willing to bet you aren’t starting holy matrimony off on a good foot.
That’s where StartMarriageRight.com comes in. It’s a website of Christian conviction and it’s goal is not for couples to have a glorious wedding event; it’s for them to experience a lifetime of covenant love together as husband and wife. What makes a marriage last? It’s not common interests, patience in hard times, and letting your wife pick your home decor (though that might help). It’s primarily about building your marriage on a secure footing: Jesus.
On their site you’ll find articles about various topics couples deal with, a Q & A page, the blog, and other resources. And on the front page, there’s a link to a “Love Language” quiz. If you don’t know what your love langauge is, I recommend you find out.
Start your marriage right. And if you have already been married for one year or 30, chances are if you are like me, you still have a lot to learn.
Disclosure: The ideas, advice, books, ministries, and any other content found on StartMarriageRight.com might not necessarily reflect my theological convictions and practical opinions.