Preparing for Your Marriage Season

marriage seasonI have been invited to two weddings this month and it has put some thoughts on my mind regarding you.

I have a question for you.

How are you preparing for your marriage season?

Many of you have been following the blog for a long time now. Since subscribing to my blog, many of you have been involved in dating and courtship relationships. There are some who have married since you subscribed!

For those of you who are still living blissfully in your single season, have you made plans to prepare for your married season?

Now that I am a pastor’s wife, I talk with married couples fairly often. Some singles think their life is hard because they are not yet married. Unfortunately there are married women who also struggle with contentment because they are unhappy and wish they could start all over again with waiting on marriage.

With this in mind, I pray that you not only live your best single life possible, but that you will be blessed and happy after you say I do. One of the best ways to achieve this is by taking time for preparation. Understanding what marriage entails and how it will change your life, are keys for your success and happiness.

Sometimes you have to put thoughts of a good juicy love story to the side and get knowledge of the tools you will need to make that love story last a lifetime.

Does this topic interest you? Do you have questions or concerns about your marriage season that is soon to come? If so, leave me a comment below. I would love to share with you lessons Ron and I have learned in our short time being married and how God blessed us to prepare for oneness.

It is never too early to start preparing. God’s timing may be sooner than later.

How will you prepare for your marriage season? Select all that apply.

Thank you as always for subscribing, commenting, and sharing. Together, we grow in God.

Candra

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12 comments for “Preparing for Your Marriage Season

  1. Regina
    September 18, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Thanks for this article! I’ve been preparing for & desiring marriage since my early 20’s. I have a collection of books on marriage that I’ve read & re-read. I’ve recently learned how to cook & been cooking every night since I’ve learned. I have to asked The Lord what else He wants me to do to prepare, because I’ve read books, online articles, looked up scriptures on marriage, etc. I’m 34 & really desire to be married & have children, God promised me this, I’ve had dreams of my future husband & future daughter. :) So that’s my comfort. :) I’m ready to say ‘I do’. I just don’t know what else I need to do to prepare for marriage.

    • September 18, 2014 at 12:36 pm

      Wonderful! After you are married you will be so glad that you are investing time for preparation now. So where do you go from here? Only God knows best and can answer that question. As you draw nearer to God in prayer, He will shine a light on even more detailed areas that will not only benefit your marriage and future husband, but yourself as well. You may find that as you walk in your purpose that it will also prepare you for your marriage. God bless you and thank you so much sharing your heart!

  2. April 28, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I don’t know how I missed this, but Sign me UP! I’ve been preparing my SELF – healing, growing stronger in Christ and being made new. But I’d love to learn from those who have gone before me. Thank you for asking this question =)

    • April 29, 2014 at 7:47 am

      Thank you Afi! Related posts are coming in May and June (Wedding Season)! God has pressed on my heart to write on this topic because sometimes seasons change sooner than we think. ;) God bless you Sis!

  3. March 25, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    I am definitely interested. I also wanted to know if you had postings on blended families or remarriage

  4. March 14, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Y
    Yes, please talk more on this topic. Marriage insights would be much appreciated!

    • March 17, 2014 at 2:02 pm

      Will do. Thank you!

  5. March 13, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    This is such a true post! I’ve recently gotten engaged and even while we were dating, God put it on my heart to start preparing myself and my character for what I would need to be as a wife.
    One thing I worry about is that I have always been rather a control freak, and although I deeply respect my fiance, sometimes I nag. I know it bugs my fiance so I’m trying really hard not to – and it bugs me when I nag, too! If I let myself be a control freak, it affects every area of my life and my faith, so it’s important to address it.
    Do you have any tips for just letting go of the reins?

    • March 14, 2014 at 8:35 am

      Good question! I do have an article coming up that will address the issue of control. It is one of the toughest challenges in marriage. Experiences I will share over the next few weeks include, sacrifice, trusting the other person, and oneness. All of those are easily tied to letting go of the reins.

      When our hearts are open to trust our husbands, the fight for control declines. If I know my husband has put his trust in me, it makes me want to do all I can to not let him down. When he sees he can depend on me and that I will do what is best for us both, he does not have to worry about being hands on in every situation. And this works both ways.

      We each have our strong and weak points. We identify who’s best in what areas and we let that person take the lead as necessary, and work together as a team when necessary.

      I am super independent and it didn’t help being single for so long, but it’s nice now to be able to put the issues of my life in the hands of a man and know that he will do his best to support me. It may not be perfect or exactly how you like, but you can appreciate his efforts.

      Communication is key! Both of you should talk and express what your expectations are…in love tones of course. ;)…then have faith.

      It’s tough getting there but we’ll talk about it! :)

      God bless you both and congratulations!

  6. Missy
    March 13, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    I really find this topic interesting and very timely. I am getting married in May and I’ve been really telling myself that I should take time to prepare for the biggest and most important step that I’m about to take in my life. However, I haven’t done it yet. So, please do share the lessons and resources that you have. Thanks Candra!

    • March 14, 2014 at 8:38 am

      Congratulations Missy! I’m so excited for you!

      I will be sharing some thoughts over the next few weeks since wedding season is on the way! I’ll also share some great resources.

      God bless!

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