While many men may be afraid to admit it or discuss it, annual surveys such as the Monitoring the Future report (scroll down to Figure 14) have found that about 70% of male high school seniors (wow!) have said that having a good marriage and family life is “extremely important.” That’s why I’m thankful for the team at Boundless. They’ve just announced what sounds like an excellent free resource: a guy’s guide to marrying well.
Most men hope to marry some day, but there’s no guarantee they will. Increasingly, young men are — as one writer put it — “stumbling on to the altar as if by accident.”
Too many guys make their way into their 20s and 30s without the marriage modeling and insights that were once easy to find from dads, coaches, teachers, mentors and Christian leaders. When they do find advice about relationships, it’s often spectacularly bad.
The simple purpose of the information here is to present a path that is as Biblical as possible in order to help you marry well. But not just so that you can experience all the happiness, health and wealth that guys who marry well enjoy, but so that your marriage can point to God’s glory and His greater purposes.
This guide is based on a few timeless concepts — intentionality, purity, Christian compatibility and community — that we rarely encounter in popular culture but are a proven path to marrying well.