BEFORE AND AFTER TWO BECOME ONE
Proverbs 24:30-34 KJV
 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;  And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.  Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction.  Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:  So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.
— There are many things to do before and after wedding to get great results
— If you are slothful in doing them, you have poverty of peace at home
BEFORE TWO BECOME ONE: the following must be in place:
- SOLID FOUNDATION
Proverbs 10:25 KJV
 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more : but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.
— Foundation must be right
— If you get foundation right, getting other aspects right will be easy
- ADEQUATE PREPARATION
Proverbs 24:27 KJV
 Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.
— Preparation must be adequate
— Terrible preparation is the mother of horrible marriage
- AFTER TWO BECOME ONE
Proverbs 24:3 KJV
 Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:
— Every Marriage is a Work in progress
— There is no finished or complete marriage
— Marriage needs continuous efforts, Continuos Building.
- BUILDING BLOCKS
1 — REGULAR PRAYER
Mark 11:24 KJV
 Therefore I say unto you, What things so ever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them , and ye shall have them .
— If you wait until when you have problems before you pray, you are already in trouble
— Prayer ALTAR is the place to ALTER all the plans of the enemies concerning your home.
2 — EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
Ephesians 5:19 KJV
 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
— Talk deeply, truthfully, openly, lovingly and positively
— Talk to build not to destroy
— Communication must be positive never negative
3 — Total commitment
Ruth 1:16-18 KJV
 And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:  Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.  When she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, then she left speaking unto her.
4 — Continuous togetherness:
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 KJV
 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.  For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.  Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone ?  And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
— You are Stronger together,
— if you want to go FAST, go alone,
if you want to go FAR, go together
— There is Energy in one, but there is Synergy in two