How do you decide whom to marry? (These answers were written by children).

“You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.” -Alan, age 10

“No person really decides before they grow up who they’re going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you’re stuck with.”-Kristen, age 10

How can a stranger tell if two people are married?

“You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.”-Derrick, age 8

What do most people do on a date?

“Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.” -Lynnette, age 8

“On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.”-Martin, age 10


Lord Jesus, we pray for our marriages today. We pray that you would protect our union with our husband against the onslaught of the evil one who wants to see our marriages fail. We pray that we would have a childlike delight in our husbands, that we would laugh and enjoy the men that you have given us. Help us to choose joy in spite of our circumstances, to smile even when there seems to be nothing to smile about.

We ask that you raise up strong Christian marriages that would glorify you for many generations.

In the strong name of Jesus we pray,

Amen.