How to keep courtship alive

Marriage is a union of a man and a woman who comes together for the purpose of living together and co-exist together in love. This resource seeks to examine the ways to keep a relationship alive and the ultimate for marriage.

It is the period of time between when a man and a woman agree to marry each other after the exchange of proposal and consent and when they eventually marry. In other words, it is the time between " yes I will do and yes I do".
Courtship must not be too short to foster intending couple's appreciable knowledge of each other and it must be too long to avoid promiscuity.
The following are the ways to keep courtship alive;-
a. Create time to be together and commune in prayers about your future.
b. Jointly attending intending couple's class or marriage.
c. Call, text, e-mail, write each other regularly, especially when you live in different towns.
d. Discuss as adult, minimize disagreement and if there is any, see a counselor.
e. Trust each other and of course be trustworthy
f. Exchange gifts and visit each other occasionally
g. Exchange books on relationship building and marriage.
The purpose or importance of courtship can not be over emphasized because it is what sustained the home and the society atlarge. The importance of courtship are
a. it is to be acquainted with each other before marriage
b. to create time to learn about marital institution before committing oneself.
c. prepare and plan for wedding and much more for marriage.
d. change, improve and adjust in the light of your relationship.
e. to get to know the larger family of each other.
f. ensure for the future and development of values and principles to live by especially together.


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