Getting ready for marriage (step 3)

Love Isn’t Enough

Subject Matter:

What is the key to a good, healthy marriage? There isn’t a simple answer to that. It is a process and it takes work. Marriage is a journey and you have to work at it every day. Every marriage has its ups and downs because marriage is hard work and life isn’t easy.

Many couples want to get married because they love each other. But the truth is, love isn’t enough to ensure a happy marriage. It has to go deeper than that. There are lots of keys to a healthy, happy marriage. Things like: perseverance, patience, unselfishness, listening well, talking, solving problems, keeping romance alive, staying out of debt, and, most importantly, keeping God at the center.

To make your marriage go the distance, you have to be willing to accept the bad parts of your spouse along with the good. It means you have to be willing to work at being best friends.

Bottom line: It takes more than love to go the distance in marriage.

Today’s Focus:

Love alone is not enough to ensure a happy marriage. What are 5 characteristics that you think you will need to help you work toward an Awesome Marriage?


Several things that make a happy marriage: perseverance, patience, unselfishness, listening, talking, solving problems, staying out of debt, keeping romance alive, and, most importantly, keeping God at the center. Make a commitment to make these things a priority in your future marriage. Pray and ask God to help you do these things.

Bible Reading:

2 Peter 1:5‭-‬7 ERV

Because you have these blessings, do all you can to add to your life these things: to your faith add goodness; to your goodness add knowledge; to your knowledge add self-control; to your self-control add patience; to your patience add devotion to God; to your devotion add kindness toward your brothers and sisters in Christ, and to this kindness add love.

Leviticus 19:18 ERV

Forget about the wrong things people do to you. Don’t try to get even. Love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.

Ephesians 4:2‭-‬3 ERV

Always be humble and gentle. Be patient and accept each other with love. You are joined together with peace through the Spirit. Do all you can to continue as you are, letting peace hold you together.


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