Pre-Premarital Counseling

Ernie Baker

Ernie Baker

In this post and the next, we introduce you to a new resource by Dr. Ernie Baker. In his book Marry Wisely, Marry Well, he guides readers through the “minefield” of establishing a firm—a biblical—foundation for eventually getting married. As one reviewer insightful put it, this book is not merely “premarital counseling”; it is “pre-premarital counseling.” We hope you are encouraged by these recommendations and the YouTube clip by Ernie to check out this resource. Continue reading

Don’t Get An Emotional Divorce Before You are Married: Dating Mistakes

Deepak Reju

Deepak Reju

Don’t Get An Emotional Divorce Before You are Married--Dating Mistakes

You are dating, and you really like each other a lot. You’re having a lot of fun. And you talk virtually every day. Most couples, even in the early stages of dating, will open up their lives, and start sharing a lot about themselves. You’re vulnerable early on, and you emotionally give yourselves to each other. Here is my warning: deep emotional intimacy should not be established in the early stages of a relationship. Continue reading

4th Quarter Dating

Deepak Reju

Deepak Reju

I go to a church packed full of 20 and 30-year-olds. Consequently, our pastoral staff all-too-often answer the questions like, “Who should I marry?” “How will I know if he is the one?” “Can our relationship go the distance?” It’s … Continue reading