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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sharp Skills Talks Marriage

I recently had a friend of mine hit me up and ask me about marriage, I thought that there may be other people who can benefit from this and decided to share my response. See the question and answer below.

"Sharp, thanks for sharing your blog on 'the artistry of marriage'. I've had a lot of pastors, family, and trusted friends give me advice on Marriage and how to prepare, but I'd love to hear from you in a little more in depth.

Here is my question: As a 21-year old, what can I be doing right now - in my singleness - to be best preparing for marriage? I would love to hear your thoughts on this."

Answer: I can't act like I got this perfect when I was single, but one thing that I did to prepare for marriage was try to forget about it and focus on where I was headed in life. So many people become so consumed on when and who they will marry that they are distracted from doing what they are called to while single. With that said though, I also begin to read books and other material on relationships and how to have successful ones, not just marriage (though that was included and a main area of interest for me). Lastly, I was sort of mentored unknowingly by a young married couple. They allowed me to hang around them even as a single young man and shortly after I found my wife. The biggest and most important thing you can do right now is deepen your relationship with God, get a vision for your life, and begin to move toward it. Hope that helps a bit.


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