Early adulthood is a stage in human life cycle that’s more enterprising. A stage to accomplish many responsibilities:finding a home and mate, establishing a family and circle of friends, andgetting a job or engaging in economic activities to earn a living. Findinga potential mate stands out as the popular discussion- a period when youthsfantasize onpretty moments in life when couples walk down the aisle to make simple but veryimportant pronouncements “yes I do”. Given the rate at which marriage vows arebroken, marriage preparedness is critical. It’s sweet to beloved and love back, to date, and have good times together with a potentialmate. However, most often than not, the discussion for these couples revolvesaround “sweet nothings”-just to make the other party feel good and appreciatedwithout laying tangible issues on the table. Though being appreciated can’t beignored, more needs to be done for a healthy marriage.
Couples should be real onwhat future holds. Narrowing marriage to bedroom is a fallacy; a view held bymost of the young people. Marriage is an institution which requires thorough preparationand maturity before couples are pronounced husband and wife. I am notinsinuating in any way, that, if well prepared, couples would not facechallenges. No! There are a myriad of issues in marriage, however,well-informed couples can work through natural tensions and challenges thatevery marriage goes through.
There will be surprises, however, with adequate preparedness,surprises and challenges can be turned to be opportunities for understandingeach other.God’s way of lifeis preparation and planning, thus, young adults should diligently gather informationand plan for marriage. In Luke 14:28-30, the Bible says, “For which of you, intending to builda tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough tofinish it—lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish,all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was notable to finish.” Solomon advises David “Develop your business beforebuilding a house (Proverbs 24:27).
Building a house can be paralleled to (Exodus1:21; Ruth 4:11) that speaks on founding a family.