The Ultimate Courtship Roadmap:
Getting to Know Someone
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You’ve met someone. How do you know this person is the one you want to marry?
The resources in this section will help you assess for compatibility. This phase can initially feel awkward, uncomfortable, or confusing. But with an intentional process, you’ll soon find clarity about the relationship.
Have Meaningful Conversations
How you get to know someone for marriage will vary depending on your cultural context, family expectations, and personal preference. What is important is that you are both intentional and principled in your interactions and that your communication is purposeful and within Islamic guidelines.
What To Discuss
Past, Private, and Personal Experiences: How to Share with a Potential Partner
How to Ask Others
Prepare to Pair
For the couple that’s courting, engaged, or ready to tie the knot.
Be Mindful and Observant
Stay critical, trust your intuition, and give yourself time to observe and address any concerns that arise.
5 Relationship Red Flags We Don’t Talk About
Green Relationship Flags To Look For in a Partner
Appreciate the Process Regardless of the Outcome
5 Ways to Soul-Search Before You Spouse Search
Have you done the necessary work to ensure that you’re ready for marriage?
Seek Out Support
Below are some ways to utilize the support system around you during your courtship.
Should You Get Premarital Counseling?
Involving Your Family the Marriage Process
Resources to Help You Decide About a Partner
How Family Communication Impacts the Marriage Process
When talking to family about marriage, poor communication or mismatched expectations can make things challenging. These tips can help.
How to Support Your Children Through the Marriage Process
Looking for more?
Check out the rest of the Marriage Prep Toolkit for resources on involving your family, troubleshooting, and more
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