When a couple decides to tie the knot, there is not a law that requires marriage counseling. Do you know your significant others’ personality? Most pastors recommend couples ask each other a lot of questions about finances as well. In high school, everyone completed economics before they graduated. Let’s reflect on college requirements. Despite numerous college majors, each college student takes basic courses like English and math. If men value education, would couples develop personal finance goals that resemble their lifestyles?
A couple should complement each other’s personality. Can you think of a couple in your family or close circle who exhibits these traits. I admire: Pastor Bob and Ms. Gina. They have love for young Christians.
I met my Pastors in 1996 during a church service. Then I was looking for a church home after I left the military. They welcomed me with open arms at once.
My Pastors didn’t come from perfect homes. Pastor Bob’s mother abused him, and Ms. Gina left home after high school. Both suffered hurt. But God turned their lives around.
They pastor a church in Blythewood, South Carolina preaching the healing power of God. For years, I admire strong faith and ministry.
We all strive for a better relationship that is a reflection of God’s love. A strong couple establishes respect, wisdom, maturity to the table. When I walk down the aisle one day, I want an equal partner, not a burden.
Commit to God First
This statement seem like a cliche at times. Before you can be effective in the Kingdom of God, you ought to commit your life first. Any of you think a commitment is attending church twice a week. But God desires a relationship with his children through consistent prayer.
I’m busy, and I have so many activities on my plate. Without communication, I lose focus of my life with Jesus. Right now, Jesus is my husband. When you respect your relationship with Jesus, you can love the man of God better.
Foolish Virgins Matthew 25:1-13
Are we ready for Christ’s return even though we are single or married? Do you serve God with gladness, or you make foolish decisions like the five virgins with no oil? Whenever Christians focus on Christ, we see fruit in all areas of our lives. If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved (In Romans 10:9 NLT).
As a new creature you acquire the characteristics of a new parent. We don’t change on a cellular level, but each step that we take leads us along a path of righteousness.
The Mighty Task
In Genesis 2:24, God commands man to leave his parents, cleave to his spouse and they become one flesh. God does not want man to be alone.
However, couples pray and search for opportunities of service throughout communities and ministries in local churches.
Since each member of the Body of Christ has different functions, couples would have various tasks in a local church too. One couple I know likes ushering together. Another couple volunteers one Sunday each month in the nursery. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago Ephesians 2:10.
If you are single right now and thinking about marriage, what areas can you improve? Do you resent an ex-spouse? Most of all, I focus on a better relationship with Jesus Christ who provides abundant blessings, joy, peace favor, and wisdom to live a victorious life.
Zechariah 8:7-8 God has an everlasting love for his children.