Lately I’ve been talking to my two older sons (4 and 2 years old) a lot about marriage. I have many years to teach them, but I’m starting now to catechize them on how to think about their future. My boys have memorized three things they need to do to prepare for marriage. If a stranger asked them about this, my two year-old could rattle off this list with enthusiasm. What I tell my two year-old is the same thing I tell men in their twenties and thirties.
1. Love Jesus
2. Have a Job
3. Pick a Girl Who Loves Jesus
Justin Buzzard is founder and lead pastor of Garden City Church, a church plant in Silicon Valley, and author of the book The Big Story: How The Bible Makes Sense Out of Life and Date Your Wife.