March 19, 2015 sistatalks

Before You Say “I Do”… 5 Things To Ask Yourself

Marriage can be a beautiful thing, but are you prepared for the ups and downs that marriage offers? Both parties must be willing to compromise.

Your relationship should be an open book, no secrets, no hidden agendas. Everything’s out in the open.

Before you can truly determine if you are ready for marriage to take a step back and answer these questions first:

Is God the center of your relationship?
God must be the center of your relationship if you want it to work. The threefold cord consists of You, your mate, and God. He strengthens all bonds. Pray about your relationship. Give everything over to God. Let God know that you are asking His approval. Are you equally yoked? A lot of times couples go into marriages with these types of challenges and then are surprised when the marriage doesn’t work.

Are you emotionally available for a relationship?

Have you moved on from your past divorce or most recent breakup? Be careful not to bring your past relationship problems into your current relationship. Or maybe in your ongoing relationship, while dating, you’ve had to face some challenges. Ask yourself, “are they behind you?” Have you truly forgiven your mate’s past actions? If the answer is no, Maybe it’s best that you not rush into marriage.

Are you willing to make the compromises to be a “we” instead of a “me?

“Marriage is all about compromise. For two people to work together as a team, each member must give and take once in a while. But many of us have no idea how to compromise. I’m not saying you should compromise when it comes to your beliefs or morals. But then again, If you’re equally yoked, you won’t have to.