Sunday, September 18, 2011

Before the "I do's"

A method to learning that has found to be extremely useful in both studying and life is called the Learning Model.
The Learning Model has three steps: Prepare, Teach One Another, and Ponder/Prove.  
These steps are crucial.  
Step 1. Prepare. Marriage is not something people can just jump into and expect everything to work out perfectly. A couple planning on being married needs to prepare mentally and emotionally. This can be done by study and through conversation. Get to understand the other person's needs and desires so you might be able to meet them.
Step 2. Teach One Another. Marriage is a partnership, there needs to be communication on all levels. If there is something either your or your partner needs help with, ask and together you find a solution. Plus, you need to share information as to how to solve an issue.
Step 3. Ponder/Prove. The final step is implementing all that you have learned and proving it to be true. This step is often the hardest, everything is simpler in method than practice. However, this step is key to starting off a relationship right.

1 comment:

  1. I think I am going to have a lot of fun reading this blog for your class! As you know I am engaged and preparing for my marriage.
    The fiancee and I have both certainly learned that communication is key to everything. And that those bridges absolutely must be built.
    Thanks Megan!! :D Good luck with the class!