Laying the Foundation

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It’s been awhile since I’ve had time to blog. (Senam hates me ;-) Between work, the holidays and a broken laptop, it has been hard to find some time to myself, let along get some thoughts down. I’m back in action with a fixed computer and some much needed rest! The last weeks have been great on the wedding front. FI and I have finalized our menu, my reception dress arrived today and a few of my bridesmaids will be visiting next month to help me get a few more items off of my TO DO List. I’ve even graduated from Level 2 pole dancing and can officially climb to the stop of the stripper pole!!!!

Most importantly, FI and I have started our premarital counseling. I have to admit, I was a little nervous before our first session. I don’t think there was a particular reason except for the fear of the unknown. We met with our pastor the day before Thanksgiving at a local library. In our first of seven sessions, we discussed the reasons that god created marriage and the true seriousness of such a step.

Why God Created Marriage:

1. To continue his godly legacy (guess I better pop out some babies….)

2. To mirror his image

3. Mutually completing one another

All of the reasons resonated with me in one way or another but the thing that I took home most was the seriousness of this union. It is way more than legal and is truly a bond that cannot be broken. Before agreeing to marry us, Pastor Davis asked us several times if divorce was an option for us. Now of course we can come up with extreme circumstances and scenarios, but beyond that. no, divorce is not an option for us. That’s a pretty scary thought. Forever is truly forever. It makes me think of how elders always tell us “marriage is work”. I don’t think that either of us has truly felt that concept yet but I think we will be ready. It feels good to know that we are taking some precautions to help us be ready to step up to the plate and tackle problems that will surely arise. I was a little skeptical in the beginning of how much we would take away from premarital counseling, but I think we are going to learn some valuable lessons. We have a good foundation going and I feel pretty good about that.

Posted by johnsone   @   23 December 2008 2 comments

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Author Jan 1, 2009
1:55 AM
#1 Admin :

You sound so intelligent and prepared! you are doing the right thing by getting the counseling and putting in the beginning foundations of a fabulous marriage! I am glad that things are slowing down a bit for you annndd I do NOT hate you!
~thehdic

Jan 1, 2009
4:16 PM
#2 Erinn :

thanks senam;-) Just trying to get like you one day…minus the two babies at one time thing.

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