Marriage PLANS is helping to train women for the opportunity to take on one of the most challenging yet fulfilling roles of their lives: being a wife.
The freshman project, Before He Finds You: The Truth You Need Before You Meet Your Husband, caters to women and is focused on the personal development required to lay a strong foundation in ANY relationship, particularly that between husband and wife. Marriage is not a promise, but when women take the time to invest in themselves to become all that God created them to be, life's greatest opportunities are met with preparation which pays rich rewards—including in the area of marriage.
Complete with an 18-month calendar and journal, Before He Finds You deals frankly with issues that are often overlooked, but are most influential in the outcome of any relationship. By
• building a strong support circle of quality women,
• relying upon God for direction, and
• focusing your energy on edifying yourself
this book will challenge you to focus on all of you—your whole person—because getting married is not an isolated event, but an all-encompassing life event, and all of you needs to be ready before you say, “I do.”
As a child, Ebony Wright was mesmerized by love stories and observing how her parents and other married people interacted. At a very young age, she developed a passion for marriage and knew that it was something to be honored. Several failed short-term relationships and one child later, Ebony decided to leave the dating scene altogether and instead, began to prepare herself for marriage—in the absence of a potential mate! While in the meantime she filled her time with completing two degrees, ministry, being a single mom and working, she absorbed every resource she could about marriage and becoming a wife. Finally, after letting go of the need for it to happen NOW and narrowly coveting the idea of being a wife, God let Ebony and her soon-to-be-husband meet. Despite the doubts of others, what she actually got in a husband was all she desired, plus more!
After being married for two years, God revealed to Ebony the purpose behind her very unique journey to marriage: to share what God taught her with other women so that they could experience the blessings of God in their marriages as well. What started out as a simple workbook, soon flourished into a full blown ministry that empowers women to become all that God created them to be and allows them to enter marriage with sobriety and wisdom. The first book, Before He Finds You, gained reverence and popularity and became the basis for the highly favored small group study (by the same title) that allows women to connect with one another as they embark upon the amazing journey of becoming whole.
Now joyfully married, Ebony and her husband share five wonderful children and by the grace of God, continue to grow stronger all the time.