In today’s episode of Creating Real Marriages that Last, I talk about some of the most important decisions a couple needs to make at the very beginning of marriage. The first few years are for establishing patterns and deciding how you will handle things in the future. This should include creating a budget, deciding how you’ll handle holidays with family, and learning how to fight fair so you resolve issues in a healthy way. Spiritually speaking, it’s crucial for a couple to get connected to a local church. It’s also important to begin spending time together in prayer and the study of God’s Word as a couple. Pray for one another. The most meaningful moments in my life have happened when I have heard Jeannie pray for me. And there is something incredible that happens when I sit down with the Lord who created my wife and talk to Him about her.