Before you walk down the aisle, be sure you are ready for marriage will bring and to spend the rest of your life with this person. Marriage is a big commitment and I wouldn’t encourage anyone to embark on this incredible journey without first making sure they are mature enough to handle it. Maturity will play a big role in the way individuals respond to trials, tribulations and the successes that life throws at your relationship. Most people too hastily end their single life and get married without realizing that marriage life is hard work. It takes two people who are really ready, confident, have a strong commitment and can love unconditionally through every moment and situation.
I’ve got to be completely honest with you. Sometimes it really saddens me to know that some people just want to get married simply to have a wedding. They get married because they can’t wait to walk down the aisle and into the spotlight for a whole day. They don’t realize that marriage is a one way ticket with no way out. Then, at the earliest signs of hardship or worse, boredom, they end it. They quit. They got out. Simply because “it’s too hard”. I don’t want to be a downer here, but people… marriage is serious stuff. Don’t get married just because you’re getting older or because you’re fed up of being single. Don’t get married because your big extended family keeps on asking you when you’re going to settle down. Instead, get married because you know that you’re ready for what marriage will bring you.
To be married should be a decision made by two mature people who love and respect each other, who understand the purpose of your marriage. Marriage is not a game, if you lose you can’t try to play again. It's once in a lifetime.