Many have had to cancel their big expensive wedding plans in the last while. Finally, we are back to reality, friends. A wedding doesn’t need three hundred of your closest friends to make it real. Think of the money saved. After all, with all that saved up cash- in- pocket you can buy your own toaster.
Anyway, since your wedding is cancelled, you can rethink the whole business. Here are some things to add to your check list of should I or shouldn’t I!
Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl (Stephen Leacock).
Marry for love.
Marry someone you like to talk to (and pray they also like to listen!)
Be engaged at least six months before even considering marriage.
Don’t judge your dimpled one by their relatives (but use the relatives as a clue!)
Be prepared to give 100% to the relationship at all times.
All those lines offer some help but the true test is whether or not that would-be spouse knows and loves and is prepared to serve the Lord Jesus Christ. Let’s not make the same mistake as Solomon, whose spouses drew him away from God.
King Solomon loved many foreign women from the nations concerning which the LORD had said to the people of Israel, “You shall not enter into marriage with them, neither shall they with you, for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods.” He had 700 wives, and 300 concubines. And his wives turned away his heart (From 1 Kings 11:1-3, NSV).
Save yourself time and money. Be sure before you marry.
Prayer- Lord we determine to never choose a spouse that doesn’t love and serve you. For Christ’s Sake. Amen.