Category: What to look for

How Finding a Spouse is like Buying a House!

We were discussing one evening how many of us don’t really think of marriage as the Bible portrays it: as a covenant, binding, contractual commitment (Mal 2:14). However, we do understand that when we buy a house we enter into such a commitment.  This understanding of how house buying works, leads many of us to act very wisely when house hunting. (more…)

It Matters Whom You Marry

My husband and I were once with a youth group. There were three kids sitting across from us at a meal: two guys and a girl. The one guy was a computer geek with glasses. The other one was a college student with slightly cooler hair and no glasses. The girl was obviously with him. (more…)

Is he a good match for you?

What would you think of me if I told you that I met my husband while drunk in Las Vegas and married him that very evening? Crazy, irresponsible, foolish? Would you be surprised if I told you that we soon realized we had nothing in common, fundamentally disagreed on nearly everything important and are now really struggling to make things work? Probably not! My point? It’s not wise to choose to marry a stranger while drunk! But how many of us would willfully let love stir up and awaken (more…)