How do you counsel someone against living together before marriage — a decision counter to God’s Word? The first step is to seek knowledge.
And what couples can learn from each other to win in their own relationships
Finding a mentor couple willing to counsel you and your spouse takes time and effort. Here are some practices my husband and I have found helpful through the years.
Married couples can walk into moments of crisis — such as when a person isn’t sure what to do with an unplanned pregnancy — and shine the light of God’s hope into the darkness.
We need the encouragement of friends and family — not just when a marriage begins, but to keep it from ending. Our loved ones can make the difference between relationship life and death.
God created us to be in relationship — with Him and with others. This is why we need to be intentional about regularly connecting with other like-minded couples. We need a strong community surrounding us.
A mentor is someone you can turn to for wisdom and support — and someone who can help you make the most of your marriage.
Sometimes even the best of intentions can lead to more problems.
At Focus on the Family, we’re here to assist you by creating this discussion guide to serve as a springboard to help you enter into candid marriage-building conversations with your mentoree couple.This guide explores twelve characteristics that we’ve identified as essential ingredients in creating lasting, thriving unions.
Looking for ideas to use when getting to know another couple? Take a look at these double date tips.