Balancing Values, Careers, and Practical Issues
Included with the online Pre-Cana, Living Our Faith in Love
Life can be unpredictable, and it becomes even more unpredictable as we all get older and the proverbial seasons change. In marriage, roles change, personal values collide (for better or for worse), and day-to-day experiences can quickly become unbalanced if left without continued maintenance.
Many couples get married before discussing, let alone experiencing, the effect that practical issues will have on their relationship. Couples that have been building their relationship for a long time often say, “we’re practically married already” or “nothing’s going to change.” The facts are, “no you aren’t” and “yes it will.”
The good news is that by having these conversations before marriage, couples will have the ability to set themselves up for a successful, long-term companionship.
Covering a wide range of subtopics from careers to establishing roles, from setting realistic expectations to determining what the actual purpose of marriage is — all while keeping God at the center of the marriage — this segment does a great job at sparking meaningful discussion between couples at an opportune time before getting married.
Jay and Laura Laffoon are authors and speakers who travel the country teaching couples how to connect. Combining education and entertainment, their presentation of this topic is a practical, biblical, and fun approach to the day-to-day marital challenges and opportunities.