Your first year of marriage is the most exciting time of your life. It is the opportune time to lay a solid foundation for the rest of your life together.
Over the course of your first year, the majority of your time will be spent learning one another, adjusting to new life schedules, and doing life together. While you are learning the ride of marriage, it is easy to shy away from preparing your marriage for the future, and also developing healthy habits.
Here are 3 actions that can destroy your marriage in the first year.
1. Living Day to Day
And the Lord answered me: “Write down this vision; clearly inscribe it on tablets so one may easily read it. Habakkuk 2:2
In the first year of your marriage it is imperative that you and your spouse set out vision for your life. Men, women love a man that has a plan, and she loves it even more when she is involved in that plan. By establishing a plan, you’re going to be more focused and encouraged to persevere during hard times.
Going day to day opens the door to losing sight of why you got married in the first place, which then can lead to infidelity, unnecessary arguments, or unwise financial mistakes.
The first year of marriage is ripe for God’s voice to speak clearly regarding His plans for your lives and marriage. Take that year to seek His face for vision regarding your careers, children, and financial decisions.