3. Have a relationship with God. The foundation of a good marriage is one that includes God. Our pastor made a great statement: "You don't know who you are, until you know who God is." If we get our identities from our past, our occupations, our families or our spouses, then our marriages will be much more difficult than they have to be. Everybody knows that line from the movie Jerry Maguire where Tom Cruise says "You complete me." Well, that's just bogus. I can't complete my beautiful wife and she can't complete me. We can complement each other, we can each bring different strengths to the marriage, but I have to know who I am first (and so do you). And I really can't figure out who I am until I have an understanding of the person who created me.
If you had to go back and prepare for your marriage again, what skills or principles would you include before you were married? What should I add to this list?