Sunday, December 11, 2011

An Ounce of Prevention: "Does God Promise You a Spouse?"

All of it is good...

This part (to me), especially so:

"When we demand that God bring us a mate, we block His love from enhancing our social life. The anger that we harbor builds a wall between us and Him. If we are honest with ourselves, we realize that our demand for marriage is a refusal of God’s love because we want our selfish desires met. God will never stop loving us, but we ignore Him when we desperately seek a human being to make us happy. Furthermore, whatever we depend upon for our happiness will wind up controlling us. If we believe that we need a human spouse to be satisfied, then people, rather than God, will dictate our lives.

God is in control of everything, but He does not intervene just to make our lives easy. He had no intention of making a woman magically appear and fall in love with me. Instead, God wanted to use His power to mature me into someone who would initiate sacrificial love towards other people. I wanted to get love, while God was teaching me to give love."

You can read it all here.

There's also a good series on the same site for brides entitled, "Reflections for a Bride". It's an eight-part series and it starts here.

Good stuff. GOOD. STUFF.


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