If there’s one thing I’ve learned after observing many Christian marriages over several decades, it’s that ANY two people can build a fantastic marriage IF they both are seeking to honor the Lord and seek his guidance on all things.
Think of it this way. Whoever you date is going to be imperfect, just like you also are imperfect. However, if both of you are regularly seeking God’s guidance in His Word and seeking to obey his guidance, God can then start smoothing out the rough edges! When a husband and wife are both striving to follow the Lord and his promptings, God can refine them day by day. He can heal their broken places. He can teach them new healthier ways to communicate and handle conflict.
It’s all about seeking God above all else! This reminds me of the verse that finishes the famous section of Scripture about worrying in Matthew 6. Jesus says stop worrying about everything and seek to follow him and he will take care of everything. Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Another verse also comes to mind. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make you path straight.
So what is the number one question to ask a person you’re starting to date? Here it is: What has God been teaching you lately? Then be quiet and listen. If the person has that “deer in the headlights” look, that’s probably a good indication that they really aren’t seriously seeking God and his guidance!
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