Congratulations on this wonderful milestone. Few seasons in life are filled with as much joy and anticipation as the time spent preparing to get married. You’ve probably heard it said that as you plan your wedding, you shouldn’t forget to plan your marriage. But it sounds so abstract to “plan a marriage” in the midst of the more tangible (and demanding) project of planning a wedding.
Research demonstrates the long-term value of making time now for marriage education classes or premarital counseling. Couples often overlook the importance of using the wedding planning season as practical marriage preparation. Consider beginning the habit of a weekly date night or times of intentional connection to set a foundation for your marriage.
A wedding is bigger than you as an individual and even bigger than you both as a couple. Ephesians 5 describes a couple laying down their lives for one another and becoming one as an icon of God’s sacrificial love for His church.
During this special time of engagement, be intentional to draw close to the Lord and to each other as you establish a firm foundation for your marriage.