StartMarriageRight.com To Launch as Resource for Couples
New Website Affirms “Your Wedding Day is Just The Beginning”
I have spent the last couple of mornings reading through a new site called Start Marriage Right in consideration of sharing it with you. What I discovered, is that even though this site is specifically targeted to Christian Engaged Couples, and Newlyweds – that it talks to all of us. Why should we let all of the newlyweds have all the fun of learning how to create this bond of marriage?
My heart has been heavy this year, as I have watched couple after couple divorce, right in front of my eyes. Marriages that looked “perfect” in public, but held secret hurts. Those hurts mount up, frustrations, loneliness, until you just feel like running. You might remember those months before and after you got married and wonder why he doesn’t treat you that way – why you don’t feel that way – and assume you don’t love each other. Hubby and I have been married for 21 years – and we have gone through a cycle of wondering 2 or 3 times. Each time, there has to be a do-over moment. Where you wipe the slate clean. Start fresh. Forgive the past. Forgive each other. My advice to you dear sister – is to maybe meander over to this site. Read the blog posts and find your self encouraged, instructed, and maybe find a piece of understanding about your self and your mate.
Share in the comments – a tip you wish you could have learned earlier on in your marriage to win a copy of the book – Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married (by Dr. Gary Chapman).
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And – For those of you with children starting to enter this new phase of their life, I ask you to share this site with them! Here is the press release from the company:
Chicago, Ill. (March 30,2011) — With two million couples expected to tie the knot in 2011, the wedding industry is a booming business, and yet the divorce rate of 50% overshadows many of these otherwise joyous celebrations. Why are marriages falling apart so quickly after the altar? What can couples do differently? Is there any chance these marriages could have been saved?
This is the vision of StartMarriageRight.com, to equip and prepare people for marriage the way it was intended, and to save marriages before they have even started. “We noticed there are a lot of resources out there for married couples, but not as many for the dating or engaged couple preparing for a life-long marriage,” said Zack Williamson, senior editor of the new website. “StartMarriageRight.com is an initiative to fill that gap by providing fresh insights and compelling resources that will help couples launch a strong and meaningful marriage.”
With support from The Association of Marriage and Family Ministries (AMFM), Wedding Pastors USA, Moody Publishers and other site partners, StartMarriageRight.com affirms that “your wedding day is just the beginning,” and is committed to helping couples set the course for a life-long, loving, Christ-honoring relationship.
At the website couples can listen in on seasoned husbands and wives as they talk about what they wish they had known going into marriage. This new website features relationship experts like Dr. Gary Chapman and Tony Evans as well as candid perspectives from other newlyweds; including articles and interviews about relationships, faith, s_x, money, family – issues all couples face as they enter marriage.
(I accepted a request to review and promote this website from Propeller. In exchange, I will be given a free copy of the book – Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married (by Dr. Gary Chapman). I will be giving this book away to someone who comments on this post. )