But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Man's time for you will cease "in the twinkling of an eye." Your sins for which you must account to God and your opportunities to serve the Master will be instantly sealed. Are you, your family, and your neighbors ready for the return of Jesus? Is this a good time to start working for the Kingdom?
God's clock is ticking second by second toward your encounter with Him, and this encounter may be very soon.
Encourage the couple to complete the assignments separately. The church’s Pre-Marriage Counseling and/or Wedding Process, states that after the first meeting you and the Wedding Officiant are to decide if the couple qualifies to continue.
Using this book as a resource helps facilitate an orderly approach to gleaning from God’s Word topics related to marriage. How and why did you decide that you should get married? Since you are postponing this requirement to the next meeting, this won’t be completed. Pre-Marriage counseling is a process, and it’s better to get to the heart of the matter rather than to complete a checklist.
Few things are more profitable than men and women committed to the study of God’s Word as it relates to marriage, particularly in today’s society. In other words, do they know how the other came to faith and can they tell the story? As you might guess, this approach can open up some wonderful and meaningful discussion.