Not Married Yet
My boyfriend and I have been dating just under a year. We've been talking about getting married, and we both believe we're ready for it (not engaged yet). We're deeply in love (with each other, coincidentally). I'll graduate this May, he's got 2 more years left. He's 24, I'm 22. Both of our parents are still together. We've been raised similarly and have like-minded goals.
How do you know you're ready? How can you prepare yourself for marriage? Neither of us are particularly religious, so the thought of doing pastoral counseling is a bit creepy, but we did think of seeing a marriage counselor for pre-marriage counseling (if MCs even do that kind of thing).
I'm posting here because, well, you guys are married, and know how to (or not) make marriage work and thrive. I appreciate your thoughts!