How To Stay Married A Long Long Time. Part 3

jeffscurlock —  August 9, 2012 — Leave a comment

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If you haven’t done so, I recommend that you go back and read parts one and two of this series first.

Before I get into the nuts and bolts of marriage I must tell you that when I use the word marriage I mean one man married to one woman.Based on what I’ve told you in the first two installments of this series you may now be asking the question. How have you stay married for so long?

#1 Jesus Christ is the Lord of our lives. I didn’t say we were perfect but I must tell you that the growing up and growing together process would have been much more difficult had it not been for our faith and Christian friends.

Maybe your not into Christianity and you don’t want me pushing my faith on you but you must know, if you are going to read my writings that I am a born again Christian. My whole existence as a person is saturated by and revolves around my relationship with Jesus.

I’m not only a Christian, I just happen to be a pastor. That’s right! For twenty-nine years I have been a Christian preacher. Twenty-Seven of those years I have spent in full time preaching ministry.

I have been preaching/teaching, counseling, coaching, and dealing with people long enough that I am convinced that marriage outside of Christianity is much more difficult. I am so convinced that I have some very strict guidelines that must be met before I will perform a wedding ceremony.

  • The prospective bride and groom must me born again Christians:  That’s right. I will not perform weddings for individuals who are not. I will not perform wedding ceremonies when a Christian is marrying a non-Christian.
  • The prospective bride and groom must be actively involved in a Christian church and attending regularly before they get married.

Felicia and I are very devoted to our God and our service to him. I don’t know for sure but I wonder if we would still be married without our faith.

I’m going to give you all kinds of information and advice in the area of marriage in the post to come. I will not let you forget that it all rest on a foundation of serving Jesus Christ.

Leave me a story about your marriage or ask questions. I’ll do my best to include answers in my next post.

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