So you’re 30 years old. You’ve come a long way since starting the “He-Man Women Haters Club” in elementary school. (Yes, I actually started that club myself in kindergarten. I think after watching the Little Rascals movie.) You sat in a tree. Got caught K-I-S-S-I-N-Ging. Fell in love, and what’s next marriage? Maybe. But are you ready for that?
I think EuGene Jordan pitches a good way for us to frame how we think about that thought. Say to yourself, I know I’m ready for marriage because….and fill in the blank. When you start filling in that blank with meaningful reasons, you’ll start to move or grow in that same direction.
I realized I was ready for marriage when:
1. The thought of being faithful and committing to one woman for the rest of my life did not scare me.
2. I was ready to put the needs of my future wife higher than my immediate family.
3. Seeing my mother and fathers relationship and the relationships my elder brother has with his wife helped to build a desire in my heart to be married.
4. I made a conscious effort to shadow my eldest brother to get a deeper understanding of married life.