~Our Renewals~ Hey my WBC family! I've been a little hush- hush lately. Our 14th wedding ann...
So FH and myself have been attending Premarital Counseling for the past three weeks and so far I learned a lot. The first session was an intial session in which the counselors (a husband and wife team) got to know about the two of us: such as how we met, when we got engaged, our spiritual beliefs, family statuses, etc. With it being my first true counseling session I was a nervous wreck and I was crying (don't know why) about most of the time. While I was an emotional wreck FH was very calm and talked majority of the time. During that session they told us that we needed to make sure that we incorporate Christ in our life to make the marriage a success. After that meeting, both of us started going to church more, praying together, and constantly talking about God.
So last week we talked about God true meaning of love. It was based off of 1 Corinthians 13 which gives a beautiful meaning of Love. Here is a small snippet of it.
*We are going to find a way to incorporate this into the wedding.*
Love never gives up
Love cares more for others than for self
Love doesn't want what it doesn't have
Love doesn't strut,
Doesn't have a swelled head,
Doesn't force itself on others
Isn't always "me first"
Doesn't fly off the handle,
Doesn't keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn't revel or grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of the truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trust God always,
Always look for the best,
Never looks back,
But keep going to the end.
In addition, they gave us some pointers of how to keep a healthy marriage such as pray together, read together, make decisions together, continue dating as newlyweds.
This week we talked about finances, such as who will be in charge of paying the bills, if we should get a joint account, would it be best if we have our own accounts, etc. Then they went into detail told us that one of the biggest things that can put us into debt is the wedding/reception. This is sooooo true so what we are going to do is invite everyone to the ceremony but the reception is going to be invitation only (150 max).
Next week will be our last session, then we will have to go to my Bishop which is the one that is actually going to marry us and have a counseling session with him. So far I really enjoyed the sessions and it really is preparing the two of us when we become husband and wife.