Teens Won't Read This
I repeat…teenagers won't read this. Find a way to get it to them, BEFORE they marry. To choose someone of the opposite sex…To not be unequally yoked. And for both to be saved will be the greatest blessing known. Don't even date a Promise…see that a guy can get a job and keep it, even as a paper boy, and that a girl lets Mom teach her to cook. If she doesn't like the kitchen, beware the day she has her own. Three meals a day may not be romantic, but it keeps more couples together than the honeymoon.
See that a girl loves children and a guy takes time to help a kid make a kite. Remember that a person who talks about others, will talk about you. And a couple that appreciates a Sunday School class, will gain knowledge that will help both to learn how to give and take the problems of marriage. And there will be problems; reading the Bible, even a verse a day, can teach both the wisdom that a good marriage is to BE a good mate, rather than FINDING one. The rest will help make a marriage, a lifetime favor.. And I repeat; don't marry a promise. After marriage, bad things get worse, and good things slip away. I've told you at other times, that I'm not ashamed to shed tears, and I've done much of it, concerning both bad things, and even good things that let a mate know that the other still cares. One fears the future; the other proves that love is still there. And I suppose I've shed more tears over broken marriages than for any other reason. And as a family grows, the breakup that includes children, can make life a distress that will take the joy out of the lives of generations.
I'm not over-stressing anything here. The world's greatest blessing can be a happy home. Get the Lord's help, and pray for guidance. Early.