Marriage....Be ready....Do it right
I was together with a woman for close to ten years, married approximately five of them. I lived with her for quite a while before we got married. When I got married I never wanted to divorce because I was brought up that marriage is forever. My folks have been together forver, I believe well over forty years.
I have been divorced now for a couple years. I have a bad taste in my mouth about marriage but I know I will marry again as well as a few things I will do differently.
I will not live with my girlfriend before marriage. This creates a loss of excitement when the big day comes. I will work out of my own checkbook until we have an understanding about a budget. I will be the provider, not dictator. The Bible says the man is to provide. I would'nt say my wife could'nt work, I would encourage it, if she did'nt want to that would be o.k.
Some people say that the downfall of most marriages is about money. That is not true. It is the words used to miline charachter, and personally insult. This is a forbidden act the next time I get married.
So....When people say it's great to live together before marriage, tell them that thay will exhaust all excitement when it comes to the big day.