Gil and Brenda Stuart brought memories, habits and history into their new marriage. They learned the importance of acknowledging the associated emotions and being able to talk about them.
Impact of Past Relationships
Marriage is a life-long relationship in which vows are made to your mate and to God, and therefore, never to be taken lightly. Be sure you really, truly know your fiancé before making that life-long commitment.
I know the true desire that comes in knowing and feeling God. And nothing — no relationship, no sexual act, no person — can match that.
Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson and her husband, Sean, share how thankful they are for God’s grace and the joy of doing ministry together.
Addressing sexual struggles, including pornography, before you say, “I do” is critical to the future of your marriage. But how do you tell your future spouse about your struggle with pornography?
Most spouses have no idea the person they married was addicted to pornography before marriage. In almost every case there were red flags the fiances could have seen if they’d known what to look for.
Everyone brings baggage from past relationships, but you can pull from the strengths you’ve gained from your past — maturity, patience, wisdom, godliness — to build a new marriage and family.
Give children permission to remember their – sometimes painful – past.
In John 5, Jesus heals a crippled man and then tells him to pick up his mat and walk. Can our “mats” help us be grateful to and dependent on God—even in marriage?
If you experienced a low level of contentment as a single, expecting marriage to propel you to marital bliss probably won’t happen.