Critical Preparation Before Marriage by Rev Olusola Areogun
Spirit Meat Daily Devotional
Tuesday 3rd December 2019
CRITICAL PREPARATIONS BEFORE MARRIAGE (2)
Text- Proverbs 15:1
We continue our study on the critical preparation you must go through before marriage:
4.LEARN HOW TO USE WORDS: Words have the power to build up or pull down. One of the wisdom that both parties preparing for marriage should learn is how to use words to diffuse tension in the home. Use pet names and avoid calling each other by first name as it is not our pattern in the Kingdom.
Avoid expressing your anger by using derogatory words. Crack jokes and build intimacy with words. Take advantage of the Word of God to pray together and never report your husband around to family members and neighbours as a wife, rather discuss every challenge you may be facing with your Pastor.
5.HAVE RESPECT FOR YOUR BODY: In courtship, display honour and respect for each other and it will continue in marriage. As a single lady, respect your body. Don’t flaunt your cleavage and curves. Be well covered! You don’t have to appear sexual to be attractive. Don’t dress to kill, dress for respect. Dress in such a way that your appearance commands respect. Don’t dress to draw lust from men or portray yourself as a loose girl. A man must also learn to respect the body of his intending wife. If you don’t respect each other in courtship you will destroy the trust and confidence you are supposed to build in that period of your life.
6.PREPARE TO HARMONIZE YOUR PHILOSOPHIES AND IDEAS: Courtship period is the period to have the same mind on critical matters. Listen to messages together and attend spiritual meetings and conferences together. Discuss issues that relate to work, location, church and families. Don’t become strangers to each other after marriage.
PRAYER: Lord, I pray for the right attitude, discipline and heart needed for a destiny marriage in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Daniel 11:2-35, 1 John 3:7-24, Psalm 122:1-9, Proverbs 29:1