The church we are getting married at requires at least premarital counseling sessions before the ceremony.
Nate and I started going tonight, and although it was more a get-to-know-you session, it was an interesting experience.
Since we got engaged, most of the concern has been about the wedding. We've picked a date, a reception venue, a dress, bridesmaids and flower girl outfits, flowers, colors and more. We have spent hours thinking about the day of our wedding, and years thinking about what the day will be like.
Although the wedding day is definitely an important milestone and celebration, people all need to remember that the marriage is the most important part. On this day, Nate and I are going to connect our lives forever. From that day on, there's no turning back.
We think after being together for eight years that we are completely ready to get married. It seems like life should transition pretty easily into marriage. However, in the sermon this morning our pastor talked about how the single life prepares us in selfishness when marriage is all about serving.
I think that Nate and I will go through premarital counseling pretty easily. I don't think it's going to dig up any problems that we aren't aware of. However, I also think this is going to be good for us, to think on the future more than maybe we ever have and deal with some issues before we encounter them. I'm looking forward to it.