What About Marriage?
Marriage is a lifelong monogamous (one partner) relationship. As couples evaluate their relationship the choice to get married is a decision that should be taken with care. Questions one can ask are, do we have a healthy relationship? Is this someone that I want to spend the rest of my life with? Do they have the same core values as I do?
A good marriage requires real love, and real love is demonstrated when both partners put each otherís needs above their own. Both partners should be fully committed to making the marriage work and should show love, respect, and support for the other partner. A marriage is a safe place for sexual intimacy and a time when a couple can make decisions about having children. The fulfillment of marriage is the joining of two lives to be a team - to walk through life together, to share joys and difficulties, and to emerge with a stronger love than before.