7 Things Men Should Do BEFORE Marriage

My wife Ashley

A few days ago, I had the privilege of being interviewed by Jon Weece for an upcoming episode of the new Locker Room Podcast (which is an incredible resource for men). Jon asked me a lot of very insightful questions, but one question in particular is something I’ve continued to ponder days later. He asked, “What are the most important things a young man should do to prepare for marriage someday?”

As an advocate for stronger marriages, I’m often writing and speaking about what we should all be doing to be better spouses, but this question reminded me that some of the most important and life-altering decisions we make happen BEFORE marriage. I’m convinced that if young men will do the following seven things, they will be prepared for marriage, fatherhood, and all aspects of life. I’m praying my own four sons will implement these disciplines and habits in their own lives for their own sakes and for the sakes of their future wives and children.

If you’re single, please take these to heart. The decisions you’re making today are either creating future opportunities or removing future opportunities. Invest into your future family by implementing the right habits and eliminating unhealthy habits. You’re creating a foundation for your legacy right now, so make the most of this time.

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