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Ted Cunningham is the founding pastor at Woodland Hills Family Church in Branson, Missouri. He is the author of The Power of HomeFun Loving YouTrophy Child, and today’s focus Young and In Love, as well as a coauthor of several books with Dr. Gary Smalley. Ted is a regular guest on Focus on the FamilyLife Today, and Moody Radio. He lives in Missouri with his wife, Amy, and their two children.



“We are more aware of negative things that trigger our partner and more open to seeing from each other’s point of view. We learned how to listen to each other, relate to how the other is feeling, and understand what they are trying to communicate.”

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In this episode, Ted Cunningham—founding pastor of Woodland Hill Family Church in Branson, Missouri, and author of Young and In Love: Challenging the Unnecessary Delay of Marriage—makes the case that marrying young should not be discouraged if the individuals are mature, informed, and supported. You will learn:

What is the #1 reason for young marriages failing? Many people have never been “invited into” adulthood by learning to set privilege aside and pursue responsibility, and to understand that privilege is a direct result of responsibility.

How can you encourage young couples towards a positive view of marriage? Whether you are a parent, a relative, or a friend, and if you believe the couple is mature enough, encourage them to honor and respect marriage.

How do you know when you are ready to get married? Being ready for marriage involves making a conscious decision to care for and love another person. Decisions have power, and if you are ready to make the decision to get married, you are on the path to being ready to get married.


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