Dating before marriage length
In the midst of these extremes, how can a single adult sensibly decide whom to marry?
I entered the church that evening with God’s peace inspiring my steps.
If you are dating someone seriously, how peaceful do you feel when you think about marrying that person?
Many Christian singles make this mistake in dating and short-change themselves. As Christians, Ashley and I are united in Jesus Christ.
This means that the same Jesus who lives within me also lives within Ashley.
But people who aren’t Christians can’t understand these truths from God’s Spirit.… However, you can only discern His counsel when you are willing to listen and yield to Him.
Committing your heart to someone is a huge decision.
Fortunately, as I dressed in my tuxedo, God reminded me that I had every good reason to marry Ashley and that He would uphold our marriage.Yet many times in our marriage I have felt the distinct urge to wash the dishes for her. Jesus created an impulse within my heart to love Ashley in this way.On other occasions, Christ has prompted me to spontaneously clean Ashley’s car, compliment her, or stop what I was doing and hold her after she had had a bad day.I don’t have to struggle on my own to be a good husband to Ashley. Since He lives within both of us, He knows when she is tired or frustrated and can prompt me to encourage her.Likewise, He can inspire Ashley to support me when I need encouragement.They so dread marrying the wrong person that they do not marry at all.