Use that time to meditate on marriage as a relationship and as a picture of the way that Christ relates to the church. While there's a great number of spectacularly bad books on marriage, there are also some very good ones.
.] Finally, talk about things that you think might be sources of conflict during your marriage.
If that happens, the next step is for the guy to go through that sweep the woman he loves off her feet.
Just as you women suspect, this process comes naturally and easily to all men. There is really only one concept to keep in mind when it comes to engagement, and it's quite easy.
After the proposal is seamlessly executed and delivered by the man with no snags whatsoever, the woman says yes with no hesitation, accompanied by smiles and tears all around. It should guide you in every decision, thought and act until you stand before God, the people and the pastor on the big day. Remember that if you get nothing else out of this column.
Assuming this "cardinal rule of engagement," let's look at some God-honoring, useful ways to spend this unique time.
Refer to "Biblical Dating: Growing in Intimacy" for more details on this. First, don't spend significant time talking about what your sex life will be like once you're married.
Don't adjust the purpose and timing of marriage for a significant amount of time to accommodate the caprice of logistics or other earthly circumstances.If you believe that you are called to be married, and you believe you have found the person you want to marry, then get married. Marriage is something that will last the rest of one of your lives.It will be central and controlling over whatever ministry either of you has.Do you feel that you can love her sacrificially, or respect and support him?Also, what do others (those that both of you have been seeking counsel from, under whose authority the relationship has taken place, Christian friends or family) think of the relationship? Does the relationship seem to be good for both of you spiritually, glorifying to God and Christ-centered?