Premarital counseling and preparation are crucial to the success of new marriages and should not be neglected nor taken lightly. In this guide, Rev. Gregory Payton shares biblical insight and wisdom gained from personal life experiences to jumpstart you on the path to a solid marriage foundation. This couples' guide is not meant to replace essential premarital counseling. However, as an experienced wedding officiant, Rev. Payton is excited to lead you on a journey of reflection and discovery. Together, you and your significant other will tackle the hard stuff of marriage like finances and intimacy issues. The more tough conversations that you have with your partner now, the quicker you will experience The Miracle of Oneness. God desires to reveal His miracle in your marriage, but it is crucial that you do the work first! You owe it to your future to prepare for it.
“Haven't you read,” he replied, «that at the beginning the Creator made them male and female, and said for this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh? So, they are no longer two, but one. Therefore, what God has joined together, let man not separate.” Matthew 19:4–6 (NIV)