Sunday, March 16, 2008

Preparing for your future spouse

In order to be given the most wonderful blessing of all, you have to be able to develop the following that will be listed below. You ask what that blessing is? Marriage. A lifetime partner given by God.

1.) Friendship - we can be friends to many but we can be intimate to very few and that includes a special someone. Quality not quantity. Friendship is the solid foundation of every relationship. Friendship means accepting every good and bad qualities of the person. Nourish and develop the good. Rebuke gently the bad. Be there and never give up. That's what real friendship means. Talk about anything under the sun. Be each other's mirrors. Complement each other. Never expect anything unless to be yourself. For you to gain real friends, you have to be one.

2.) Respect - respect is only gained when you give it. Respect each other's differences. Never scream or swear at each other. Never tell lies. Be gentle to speak. Never state past relationships with that special person. Past is past. There's always a new beginning. Ask before you assume.

3.) Patience - wait..wait..wait! Need I say more? hahaha! Wait for the right time. There's always a time for everything as it is written in Ecclesiastes. God is a God of perfect timing.

4.) Security - make the other person feel secure. Give out little surprises. Be loyal to just one person. Trust each other. Do not expect too much but give what you can to make him/her feel special. Share moments that you will unlikely spend with anyone such as read the Bible together, pray together, pray for each other, inspire each other through the Scriptures and be accountable to each other's spiritual growth. Remind each other of God's love and grace. Make God the Owner and Holder of that relationship.

5.) Contentment - be contented in God more than anyone/anything else. If God sees that contentment you have in Him, it is just then He will give you the gift of a lifetime partner.

May you all find that special someone. A real friend. A lifetime partner. God bless you!

GOLDEN RULE: "Do not do unto others what you don't want others do unto you."

1 Corinthians 13:4-8,13

4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8Love never fails... 13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

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