Practical Wisdom on Courtship for Parents & Children
It’s dawning on families that “dating” leads to trouble, not dynamic marriages. But when we forsake the only tradition we know, we’re often left in a maze of unexplored territory. How do young people find each other and then discern the Lord’s will for marriage? What does it mean to “marry well”? Marrying Well provides parents much wisdom to shepherd their children through this realm of life.
While the Bible doesn’t offer a formula for getting to the altar, it has much to say about the maturity, vision, and love that make a marriage beautiful and powerful, from the very first day.
Scripture is rich with guidance for marrying well. Join Geoffrey Botkin and his wife Victoria, David Botkin and his wife Nadia, and Benjamin Botkin and his wife Audri for this 8-CD series on courtship and preparation for marriage. Ben, Audri, David, & Nadia share their stories and lessons they’ve learned while seeking to answer the question, “Should I marry this person?”
Topics included in Marrying Well:
- Preparation for marriage starts early
- What the Bible says about courtship
- What about betrothal?
- Why strong brother-sister relationships are essential, in families and between families
- Dominion, discipleship, and life mission: Marry for the same reason you live your whole life
- Love like Jesus: Selflessly
- Risk management in relationships
- The deadly danger of worry
- What to think about emotions
- How do I know this is the right one?
- How to determine God’s will
- The place of faith
- Maintaining peace and harmony between families
- When to skip courtship altogether
- Engagement periods
- Wisely reforming American wedding ceremonies