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Should We Live Together Before We Get Married?

Should We Live Together Before We Get Married?

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Thinking about moving in with your significant other before you tie the knot? Many dating or engaged couples question whether they should live together before marriage. While cohabitation might seem practical on the surface, research suggests that it’s actually not as good for your relationship as you think. Before you make this life-changing decision, it’s important to think about the potential outcomes. Take a Look at the Science There’s a longstanding moral debate about whether cohabitation is healthy. Rather than leaning into that side of the argument, we’ll take a science-backed approach. Researchers Scott Stanley and Galena Rhoades from the…

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How to Know If You’re Ready for Remarriage

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In our last post, we shared nine reasons why you shouldn’t rush into marriage or remarriage. Whether you’re getting married for the first time or remarrying after divorce or loss, committing to life with another person is a major step and must be taken with caution. When it comes to remarriage, in particular, there are a few important factors that help determine whether you’re ready to move forward. Even if you’ve thought, prayed, and planned extensively for your remarriage, how do you know whether the timing is right? Today, we’re going to talk about how to know you are ready…

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9 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Rush Into Marriage (or Remarriage)

9 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Rush Into Marriage (or Remarriage)

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Getting married–whether it’s your first marriage, or whether you’ve been married before–is a major step in your relationship and your life. It’s a decision that will have a ripple effect on your future. Because who you marry so deeply affects the trajectory of your life (and oftentimes, those around you), it’s not a decision you should rush into. There are many reasons why you should approach marriage in a measured, cautious manner. Let’s look at nine of the top reasons why. 1. You’re feeling intense outside pressure. It’s common for unmarried individuals to feel pressure to marry or remarry. Pressure…

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Before the Wedding: Resources for Engaged Couples

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Wedding season is approaching, and many couples all over the world are getting ready for the big day. Are you and your fiance prepared–not just for the wedding, but for your married life, too? Whether you’re newly engaged, planning your wedding, or walking down the aisle this year, there are some important things you need to know before you get married. In this post, we’ve pulled together some helpful resources for you, all in one place. We want to equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to succeed for years to come. Ready to dive in? Let’s go….

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One Thing You Can’t Afford to Skip When You’re Engaged

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When you’re engaged, there are so many things to do. You’re in the middle of dreaming of your new life together, planning a wedding, and enjoying the time you get to spend with your fiance. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the responsibilities and checklists, but there’s one thing you can’t afford to neglect during your engagement: pre-marriage counseling. Pre-marriage counseling is one of the most important things you and your fiance can do in the lead-up to the wedding day. This type of counseling involves working with a licensed counselor, or a minister experienced in helping engaged couples,…

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4 Essential Tips You Need To Know Before Marriage

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There is so much to learn and experience through marriage, from the moment you say “I do.” Over the decades, you will learn more about yourself, one another, and the dynamics of marriage than anyone could ever tell you. Still, it’s helpful to understand certain aspects of this incredible relationship in order to set your expectations before you get married. Whether you’re dating, engaged, or planning to marry someday, there are a few essential tips you need to know before you walk down the aisle. These simple tips will make all the difference in how you experience this new chapter…

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3 Things You Need to Know About the First Year of Marriage

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Are you prepared for your first year of marriage? Living in the thick of it right now? The first year of marriage is often described as a difficult time in a couple’s life, and for many, that’s true. The good news is, there are some things you and your partner can do to pave the way toward a happy first year of marriage (and beyond). Here are three things you need to know about your first year of marriage. 1. Cultivating friendship and sacrificial love should be at the top of your priority list. Building a lasting and fulfilling marriage…

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Help! Our Parents Don’t Approve of Our Engagement

By Engagement, In-laws & Family 4 Comments

Failing to get our parents’ approval of the person we love and plan to marry is one of the most painful circumstances couples face. Parents sometimes disapprove of engagement for a number of reasons, and each situation is entirely unique to the couple and their family dynamics. Regardless of the circumstances or the parents’ reasoning, this scenario is always difficult to navigate. If you’re an engaged couple facing criticism or disapproval from either or both sets of parents, there are a few things you can do to gain clarity during this season. Let’s take a look. 1. Give them time….

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7 Secrets to a Peaceful, Fun Engagement

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Engagement can be a roller coaster of emotions, both good and bad. Suddenly, you and your fiance have gone from being a carefree dating couple to planning a wedding. Often, wedding planning comes with a fair amount of stress, even though it can also be fun. And let’s not forget family pressures that crop up. Being engaged is a season that’s all about building anticipation for your upcoming wedding and the future you’re planning together. Today, we’re talking about seven secrets to keeping your engagement peaceful and fun. 1. Remember why you’re here. If you’re in the midst of planning…

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