Most of the time we are working with struggling marriages and I often blog about struggling marriages. It’s a welcome relief to do some premarital mentoring sometimes. One of our fellow mentors once said, “It’s nice to be able to help people who want to be together.”
A premarital program that we truly enjoy doing and believe is excellent is Before “I Do” by Jason Krafsky. The program is very Biblically-based but the scriptures are presented using the Message translation that someone who is new Christian or a Seeker won’t be overwhelmed. It’s also written in a style that 20-somethings are likely to enjoy.
The material is so good I think it would be great to use with couples who have been married awhile but didn’t have marriage mentoring or much pastoral teaching before they got married to give them a better foundation.
What premarital materials have you found that are particularly helpful? If you are married, did you get some premarital help? If you did, what was helpful? If you didn’t, what did you wish you had had?