What You Should Know Before You Get Married

Choosing to marry someone is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make, which is why we’ve previously let you in on the 9 secrets a healthy couple shouldn’t keep from each other if they plan to commit themselves to a lifelong relationship. These are the things you should share with each other in order to determine compatibility … things like faith, attitudes about money and the desire (or non-desire) to have kids. But what happens after you say “I do”? Do you have any clue what you’re in for? Most of us don’t. Not really. Not even with our parents’ marriages as an example. Many of us, growing up, didn’t have a clue what was going on behind the scenes. Luckily, Gary Chapman has written a book on the subject: Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married.

Among the lessons he himself learned post-wedding? Being in love is not enough. Apologizing is a sign of strength. You need a financial plan … and one that you’re both in on. All very important lessons. What has this particular Love Buzzer learned post-wedding? Read more

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