a moment to reflect and write down answers to the questions listed
below. After you have responded to all the questions, share your
answers with your partner. How similar or different are your responses
to one another?
1. How would you define marriage?
2. What role do you think that God should play in your marriage?
3. What messages have you received about marriage from the following
sources: 1) Church or religious teachings; 2) childhood or family
experiences; 3) friends or peers; and 4) our society? Which of
these factors has had the most influence on your views? In what
ways have these factors positively and negatively influenced your
views of marriage.