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The “Big Picture” Talk to Have Before Walking Down the Aisle

You and your fiance have been planning for months for your wedding and have all the details in place from the photographer, caterer, florist and venues for the wedding ceremony and reception. Now you are looking forward to the future and being newlyweds.

Before you walk down the aisle, make sure you and your significant other take time to have that “big picture” talk to discuss family, finances and faith. We have 20 questions on the blog today to help jump start healthy and helpful conversations to clearly reveal each others’ values and expectations.

  1. Do you want children? If so, how many? If not, why?
  2. How do you see the day-to-day role of a mother/father?
  3. Are you open to adopting children?
  4. How often do you like to spend time with your immediate family?
  5. Do you have a good relationship with your parents/siblings?
  6. Are there any unresolved conflicts with your family that might affect our marriage?
  7. What roles will the in-laws have in our relationship?
  8. Do you have debt? What kind of debt?
  9. Do you play bills on time?
  10. Who do you believe in a marriage handles the finances and paying the bills?
  11. Will we have joint or separate bank accounts?
  12. How much money should be set aside for charitable giving?
  13. What are your thoughts about a budget during marriage?
  14. How do you like to spend your discretionary money?
  15. What are your thoughts about each spouse having discretionary money, even if only one spouse works outside the home?
  16. What are your religious beliefs?
  17. What kind of role has your religious beliefs played in your life?
  18. How do you see faith play out in our day-to-day lives?
  19. How often do you see us attending a place of worship?
  20. What faith would you like to teach our future children?

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