Thus, it is best to marry someone who understands that he or she is married to Jesus and realizes the importance of depending upon Him for fulfillment.You will struggle to find this kind of person, however, if you believe that you can enjoy true intimacy with a non-Christian.I suddenly became anxious about not feeling nervous.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.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?Depending upon performance-based human love is like eating chocolate—it may taste good, but it cannot satisfy you.Your heart needs more than romantic affection to survive; it needs unconditional love, which can only be found in Jesus Christ.
To help you assess if your relationship contains these elements, consider the following eight questions before you get engaged. If you or your date does not know Jesus as the primary Source of love, then you will try to manipulate love from one another.
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.
In my mind, I would have been a fool not to marry Ashley.
Yet so many people questioned my composure that I began to worry whether something was wrong with me.