Thursday, March 31, 2016


Why do you want to get married?

  • We have been together for a while. We think we are ready to get married.
  • He makes me happy.
  • She accepts me like I am.
  • We clicked the first time we meet. We talked for hours.
  • I have never had anyone love me like he does.
  • We want the same things in life.
  • We are sooo much alike!
When we first started doing premarital prep, we thought that would be an easy question with an obvious answer – because we love each other! Wrong!

The question now comes with many nuances. When we ask that general question, couples interpret it in many ways. Their answers reflect what is going through their heads – getting married . . . versus living together, for convenience, so I can have children, for financial reasons, for companionship, to feel loved, and on and on.

The answer – because we love each other – is rare. What about answers such as – we want to commit our lives to each other, we want to glorify God through our marriage, or we want a godly home for children to learn what God is like? Never!

Expecting those kinds of answers is probably very unrealistic, but should it be? What are we teaching our children about marriage at home or at church? The home is where the real premarital preparation begins.

Because of YOUR continued support LIVING WELL, we can continue to teach couples about God’s design for the family. Thank YOU for strengthening families!

As an expression of our thanks to YOU, we have a message on marriage. The personality and attitude of each person weighs heavily on the success or failure of a marriage. See our blog about judgment vs. grace for more info.

Our MISSION ZAMBIA 2016 team is working and praying for the June mission. LIVING WELL is asking God to provide $14,500 for the expenses for the mission. The cost includes materials and appliances to finish the kitchen building, Camp Wisdom materials, and the expenses for the trip for the two of us. We value YOUR prayers for this mission.

Thank YOU for YOUR support and care for our mission and for us.

Our love in Christ,

Donna and Ed Edwards

P.S. Please pray for MISSION ZAMBIA preparations and donations.

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John 4:14b

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