“And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.” –Ecclesiastes 4:12
For a marriage to be successful, you need that third cord in your marriage to be Jesus. Marriages that follow a Biblical blueprint are a beautiful yet rare comodity today. Everyone has heard the statistics on marriage and divorce. It is so common in our culture that it is no exaggeration to say that we or someone we know has been deeply affected by divorce in one way or another. We know the Bible says that God hates divorce (Malachi 2:16), but we rarely think about why. God knows the devastation it brings upon the family, both the couple and the children alike. It reaps years of issues that everyone involved will have to work through in order to return to normalcy in the realm of emotional stability and relational trust.
Whether you have never been married or are remarrying, we at Calvary Boise, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, want to help equip you both with God-given tools to be successful. We want you to have a long, satisfying, Christ-centered marriage that is a fulfillment to both you and your future children. This is best achieved by building a foundation on God’s principles for your marriage. Let's begin with a short assessment to see if a Biblical marriage model is something you feel you are ready to tackle as a couple.
Assess whether you're ready for premarital discipleship: (click the links below)
1. Are you willing to follow Christ and submit to the authority of the Bible?
2. 2 Cor. 6:14 says “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers".
3. Are you willing to pursue a Biblical definition of sexual purity:
4. Check out the Premarital Discipleship Process
5. Apply for Premarital Discipleship
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