10 questions to ask before you get engaged

My husband and I act as a help couple for {couples} enthusiastic about getting married. We assist to facilitate dialog between them, and encourage them to speak about any areas which may be contentious. After speaking with one couple lately I realised that there are some questions individuals don’t take into consideration asking one another until prompted.

It might be as a result of they don’t need to be awkward, or don’t need to appear to be they’re in a rush. But if you’re a Christian in a severe relationship, the probabilities are you do need to get married. If that is the case, it’s undoubtedly value asking some severe questions and figuring out the place you stand.

You might discover that a few of these questions are deal breakers for you, and in case your views differ you might resolve not to pursue the connection. Or you might discover that you can each discover a center floor, and your relationship is extra essential to you than agreeing on a sure ideas.

I’ve put collectively a listing of 10 questions value asking if you’re in a relationship that you hope will finish in marriage. This listing is not at all exhaustive, and they’re in no explicit order.

  1. Who ought to have the ultimate authority in our marriage? It’s essential that God has the ultimate authority in a Christian marriage. It’s not about who is correct or fallacious, however about each husband and spouse permitting Biblical ideas to govern their marriage. Where there are conditions that the Bible doesn’t take care of particularly, then it’s up to you to agree on how you make selections.
  2. What do you suppose are the roles of women and men in a wedding? Some individuals imagine in conventional roles for women and men in a relationship, however regardless of your private view, it’s essential that you each agree on who does what within the marriage. This could be a bone of rivalry in lots of relationships. Ultimately it doesn’t actually matter who does what; what issues is that you put one another first, agree in your roles, and there’s no resentment.
  3. What are your views on saving intercourse for marriage? Most Christian {couples} would have handled this early on of their relationship. The Bible advocates intercourse solely inside a wedding setting, so it’s value ensuring you’re each on the identical web page.
  4. Do you need kids? Not everybody desires youngsters, so it’s value asking this query, or letting the individual you’re courting know, as quickly as doable, if you don’t need to have youngsters. If you each need youngsters, discussing what number of youngsters you would really like, if every part had been to go to plan, can be essential.
  5. How ought to we self-discipline our children? Still on the subject of youngsters, everybody has differing views on how to self-discipline youngsters. Most of the time that is primarily based on how we had been disciplined ourselves. Some would select to do issues the identical means their mother and father did, and a few would need to do issues in a different way. A husband and spouse should be on the identical web page when it comes to disciplining youngsters, to keep away from a ‘good cop, bad cop’ state of affairs.
  6. What is your relationship along with your mother and father (and wider household) like? There is an African saying that ‘when you marry someone, you marry their family’. Therefore, it is crucial to know what sort of relationship your associate has with their household, and the way that would affect by yourself relationship.
  7. How can we handle our funds and different belongings? Money will be an ungainly subject to focus on, and lots of relationships have damaged down due to monetary points. It is due to this fact essential to speak about issues like budgets, who pays for what, joint or separate accounts, and so on.
  8. Do you have any well being points I ought to learn about? This could also be one other uncomfortable dialog to have, however there ought to be no secrets and techniques between a pair enthusiastic about marriage. Some long run well being points might have a major affect on the connection and it’s important that this data is shared and mentioned.
  9. What is your sexual historical past? Now I don’t imply that you ought to ask for particulars of each sexual encounter your associate has had, however it’s particularly essential to know if one or each of you have slept with different individuals previously. Being open and sincere about your sexual historical past permits each of you to take care of any bodily or emotional points you might have, in addition to your expectations on your sexual relationship when you get married.
  10. What church ought to we attend after we get married? If you don’t already attend the identical church, you may have to resolve which church you need to attend. This could be a troublesome choice to make, particularly if each events are actively concerned in their very own church. But by speaking issues by way of, hopefully you can each come to an agreeable choice.

Like I discussed earlier, this listing is just not exhaustive. If a pair are considering of getting married, I might strongly suggest attending a wedding preparation course, or going for pre-marital counselling, the place these questions and lots of extra are handled. If you have every other questions you would add to the listing please share them within the feedback!

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