Marriage has the potential to be one of the most beautiful and empowering relationships that you've ever experienced. It can also be a person's worst nightmare if precautions are not taken. With more than 50% of marriages ending in a divorce, it's crucial that we love with both our heads and heart. I believe these 5 keys will help you to navigate the road to love and marriage.
#1. Become the person that you are looking for. In essence, don't create these lofty standards that you yourself can't even live up to. For instance, if you want a wealthy spouse, but you can't even budget a $1000 per month, it's time to start working on yourself. Of course, we all have areas to work on, but it's important to know your own shortcomings and be mature enough to start working on becoming the best person that you can be. After all, isn't that what you want from a potential mate?
#2. Date each other long enough to see how the person's responds during a disagreement on various topics and different situations. Yes, it's not good to marry someone if you are still in the "perfect" we have never had a fight stage. We humans are complex with many different sides. You want to see as many sides as possible before you say "I do."
#3. Watch how your potential mate treat others. If he is super nice to you, but mean to those around him. It's a sure bet, his ugly ways will eventually meet you straight in the face. Definitely believe what the person is "showing" you!
#4. Leave sex for marriage, and you will have a straighter head to make a wise decision about your choice. The "love" adrenalin combine with sex before time is the right medicine to choose the wrong person. This is a life changing decision that should not be taken lightly. You need to practice self-control and fidelity before marriage. Having premarital sex tends to weaken the trust factor because if they did it with you, what will stop them from doing it with someone else. If you save this opportunity for the wedding night, you will have something so special to experience together to consummate your union.
#5. Will he or she apologize? Or do they always find a way around it. This is crucial. Every relationship will require forgiveness and repenting. Inevitably, couples will offend each other in a relationship. They must be humble enough to apologize and go the extra mile to make it right. If the person you are considering marrying is unable to say "I'm sorry'," you are setting yourself up for a great disappointment. It takes two to say "I do" and make a marriage strong. So use wisdom in choosing a partner for life! The quality of your marriage relationship depends on this essential choice!
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Never compromise the inner things you desire in a relationship, you can buy new clothes, but you can't make a selfish person care about you! What's inside of a person is what counts most!
To the Lover of my Soul, to the one I can't get enough of, Lord God I can't help but to love YOU!
This song of the month captures the essence of my love for God's presence alone!
Whenever, I think of God's amazing love, I can't help but to be so grateful and
thankful that He would choose me: a girl from a planet not even on the map! Not
only did He choose me, but He is molding me and I can see the beauty that's
growing in me! I love you Lord because You see greatness in me, even when I
can't see it! You love me even when I can't love myself! I am eternally
grateful to you! We know Valentine's Day is greatly commercialized with candies and flowers, but love is so much more than that. So Join me today and everyday in giving our God what He deserves: the love and attention that He's always given us inspite of ourselves!
Sisters In Christ, Are you READY for what God has in store for you? This is a really loaded question. Often time, we are so anxious to receive the gift, but we are not prepared. It's like the child who wants the new piano, but never practices a single note on the keyboard.
Or how about when you receive your first dream home, but never learned how to budget your money. Even yet, how about receiving that Kingdom husband, and not being prepared to give selflessly to another.
Sisters, we know that it's going to take some work and preparation on our part, no matter what package God delivers to us. But let's be determined this year in 2012 to do our part and prepare ourselves for the best by becoming our best!
Love you and Happy, Happy, Blessed, Fruitful, and Prosperous New Year! Do your thing for Jesus!
What will you give the King? Sometimes in our search and /or waiting for the one. We forget about the ONE. We can get so self-consumed and overtaken by our own needs and desires that we forget that "we are blessed to be a blessing." Take a moment and count your many blessings. Be content such as you are right now. Give God thanks for all He's done, and most of all for giving you the gift of His son Jesus! I hope you will give Christ Jesus, the best gift of all this season: He wants you: a heart and mind seeking after HIM. Give a gift for Jesus, and be a blessing to someone this Christmas. Remember, when your heart is in the right place, and your motives are pure, and you are busy about God's business, is when you are the most attractive to a "true" man of God. So I leave you with this question, What Gift will you Give the King?
Four Keys to Preparing for Your Relationship Harvest!
Be encouraged my sisters and brothers in waiting. In due season, you will reap the harvest. Perhaps, you are feeling discouraged and wondering, when, Lord, when! When will it be my time to find that special someone? Be at peace and trust God's timing. While you wait, prepare yourself:
1)Study God's word as a lifestyle
2) Read books about Godly Relationships
3) Get in your best physical shape
4) Maintain a Monthly Budget
Be prepared for who God has for you, so that when the time comes, you two can be a blessing to each other right from the start! BE ENCOURAGED in due season, you shall reap that special blessing!
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Have you ever really thought about it? Why do want to be a wife? Is it so people will stop asking you that same ole question so........."Girl, when are you getting married?"
Or do you just want to have a family?
Or are you excited about the wedding day and can't wait to walk down the aisle in your v-neck halted top gown?
No one ever says I want to get married to "put up with hubby's attitude when he's had a rough day."
Or I want to get married to pray and fast for our spiritual growth.
Or I want to get married to learn how to put someone else's needs
before my own.
So why do you want to become a wife?
Be real with yourself. This is the time to deal with the reality of what it means to be a wife. My married sisters, please share your experience and wisdom too.
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Ah, this song blesses me to the depth of my soul. The first time I heard this song sung by my Sister Cerrissa, I couldn't help but to weep and worship! Take A Moment, soak in God's presence, and just receive His overwhelming love!