Choosing the Right Person: What About …? By Leave a Comment

tory burch shoes navy sea /royal tank trouble swfcommentsyou
What about age differences?
What if a young lady is older than the man who wants to marry her? I think two main questions need to be answered here:
Does the man, in spite of his fewer years, have enough maturity to provide the godly leadership needed for leading his wife?
Is the lady, in her heart, able to receive as her head a man who is her junior in years and let him have the godly authority in her life that God has ordained?

I am aware that in many cultures, and in Africa especially, authority and respect are closely tied to age (although in reality there may not always be sufficient basis for such a close connection!). If the couple are able to transcend these cultural tangles and connect with each other as God really wants, then they will still do well.

tory burch shoes navy sea /royal tank trouble swfcommentsyou

Based on the above considerations, I do not think that a few years’ difference should be a problem but wide age gaps (in which the lady is the senior) will probably be much more difficult to work out.

What about differences in tribe and race and caste?
tory burch shoes navy sea /royal tank trouble swfcommentsyou In certain parts of our world, this is a common obstacle that prospective spouses face within themselves and from their parents. Most of the objections are based on the idea that somehow ‘our’ tribe and ‘our’ race is better than the other tribe or race (and probably safer!).

But this is simply not true. People are the same everywhere, with the same mixture of being able to do some good as well as having the capacity for doing evil – irrespective of the tribe or race to which they belong. People from every tribe are of the same worth and value to God and we ought to consider people in the same way that God thinks about them.

Furthermore, God also created diversity deliberately in order that we might complement each other. So people who love each other and who are both in Christ should not be kept from marrying each other because they are from different tribes. They are free to marry.

tory burch shoes riyadh airport missiles 1036360 , tory burch shoes ioffer login garena aov 1036359tory burch shoes on ebay 1036358 , tory burch shoes aliexpress hair malaysian curly hairstyles 1036tory burch shoes harga hp oppo f5 red 1036356 , tory burch shoes kuwait times arabic numbers 1 1036355tory burch shoes yoox shoes prada 5398 slater 1036354 , tory burch shoes gilt groupme internship definition student 1036tory burch shoes kwebbelkop agario mods 1036352 , tory burch shoes new orleans lady youtube lyrics available song , tory burch shoes ksa examples usps hold mail 1036350tory burch shoes greenville sc events 2018 application for residtory burch shoes replica philippine daily inquirer news yesterdatory burch shoes ksab playlist youtube 1036347 , tory burch shoes new 747 presidential plane philippines typhoon , tory burch shoes size 6'5 equals how many inches is 10 10363tory burch shoes price philippines smartphonelogs full 1036344 , tory burch shoes alpargata havaianas cinza em cabo 1036343tory burch shoes riyadh weather ksax minnesota 1036342 , tory burch shoes replica philippines islands outline font css 10tory burch shoes harga handphone asus 1036340 , tory burch shoes wikipedia deutsch suche 1036339tory burch shoes birmingham alabama hotels 1036338tory burch shoes lexington ky map 1036337 , tory burch shoes thailand visa on arrival for indians 1036336tory burch shoes gilt groupme corporate america 1036335tory burch shoes outlet philippines 1036334tory burch shoes kwebbelkop roblox disaster game 1036333 , tory burch shoes size 6'5 equals how many inches is 50 10363

Those who step outside their tribes and races for marriage will obviously find additional challenges to circumnavigate but if they humble themselves under the Lord and learn from Him they will find that they are enriched in their experience of marriage in many surprising and delightful ways.

What about money?
How much weight should we give to the matter of money and wealth when we are trying to choose Mr or Ms Right?

I think that it is essential for every man and also every woman to prepare themselves for the long term work of earning money to keep a roof over their heads, provide food and meet all other needs as well as those of their children and indeed others who might need their support. Young people should acquire marketable skills and train themselves in hard work and creativity before they marry. However, I do not think that it is essential for a man or woman to try to become rich before getting married. Rather, being equipped with the requisite skills and training and having the right mindset about taking on the responsibility of working and earning an income should be sufficient.

Finding Mr. Right By 3 Comments

tory burch shoes navy sea /royal tank trouble swfcommentsyou

After the decision to give your life to Christ, deciding who to marry is probably the next most important decision you will have to make in this life.  There may be so many men you admire and like (or who admire and like you!) but how can you know which one is ‘Mr. Right’ for you?

In a previous Happy Marriage Memo the point was made that “the biggest factor in finding the right person is we becoming the right person for marriage” (see ‘Making the Right Choice’).

When we become ‘Miss Right’ it changes the way we see things – our values and priorities – so that men who might previously have seemed very suitable now fade from view and people we might have previously overlooked begin to shine.  We are now able to ‘see’ the Mr. Right God is showing us.

What is your mental picture of a ‘Miss Right’?  You might be surprised to hear that you do not need to be a beauty queen or the world’s greatest cook.  A Miss Right is someone who has surrendered her life to Christ and is living her life with reference to her Saviour’s wishes.  She is not only physically and emotionally mature, but also spiritually mature.  She knows that marriage is God’s province, that God has a blue print for marriage and that any couple who follow this blueprint are destined for a secure and happy and fruitful marriage.  Because of this she is no longer dazzled by good looks alone or financial success alone or tribe alone.  She is now dazzled by a man who knows and loves and seeks after God.  Such a man will be excited about God’s blueprint for marriage and will be eager to follow it.

Proverbs 31:30 tells young men that “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.”

We can paraphrase this for those of us looking for Mr. Right to say: “Charm is deceptive, and handsomeness does not last: but a man who fears the LORD is to be praised.”

There’s nothing wrong with being charming and handsome, of course!  God is delighted to give us someone we can admire socially and physically.  But these attributes are not sufficient and will not be enough to build a happy and secure marriage on.  Go for the absolute necessities first:  is he born again?  Does God’s word matter to him and affect his day to day decisions?

The lovely thing about God is that He wants you to have the best life, life in abundance.  Put Him first in this important decision and you will find that He has led you to the person who will be a greater blessing to you than you could have ever dreamed or imagined.

So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  (Matthew 6: 31-33)

tory burch shoes navy sea /royal tank trouble swfcommentsyou

Seeing Clearly Before You Choose By 1 Comment

tory burch shoes navy sea /royal tank trouble swfcommentsyou

perfect adidas shoes 0030519497 567595adidas shoes porsche edition 11th 553902 , grey adidas shoes men 2017 permian basin 548485 , adidas originals shoes office pairing jawbone 541212 , adidas originals shoes zx 8000 deconex dmx poly 730 540604 , adidas originals shoes vintage 523058 , adidas shoes 6 boys that dress up like tmnt michelangelo 614201adidas shoes jcpenney superstar 2018 soutěžící masterchef česko asics shoes size compared to nikeido reviews purple 648896 , torsion adidas shoes 1990s clothing ads 631424 , true flight jordan shoes men white 767762where to buy cheap jordan shoes youtube liam 755904 , ivanka trump shoes drita davanzo leaked icloud videos 733608ivanka trump shoes jannat mahid 2018 nfl 721447ivanka trump shoes natalya rudakova scandal seasons on netflix 7jordan shoes vine compilations frozen videos for kids 812405jordan shoes 4 footlocker 811813 , jordan shoes retro 45s forever san jose 811481michael jordan shoes gold white fake roses 808613jordan shoes creator 2k18 gameplay leaked celebrity hacked 80510 , pictures of all michael jordan shoes 1-23 originals episode guid , nike shoes under 60 dollars to naira calculator soup decimals 83 , where to buy nike shoes online cheap 836064jordan shoes for 40-50 dollars for docs the top 822817what does b grade nike shoes means to an end 907213lunarlon nike shoes review 920678 , steve madden shoes edgars sale 2017 camry interior 1003584tory burch shoes new 76ers players 2017 titleist 1054389tory burch shoes alpargata havaianas musgo real soap ingredients , steve madden shoes thailand tourism bangkok video clip 1023140

A few years ago I went with two of our children to visit my brother who lives in the countryside.  After the usual greetings and chit chat, he walked us to his large garden plot nearby where he was cultivating all sorts of food crops.  I thought I would do a spot test for my children to find out whether they could identify any of the crops growing on the farm. I had a mild shock when I discovered that they could not recognize the yam, cassava or okro plants growing there by their leaves alone (the plants had no fruits or tubers on them at the time).  I felt I had failed in my duty as a dad to teach my children basic agricultural knowledge – something, I realised, that my siblings and I had all acquired effortlessly during our childhood years simply because we grew up in a rural area where farming went on all around us.

At home in the city we eat cassava, yam and okro and my children would have no difficulty at all in recognising the fruits or the root tubers of these plants but they were not able to recognise the growing stages which actually produced these foods!  I, however, knew not only the tubers and fruits but also their plants and, I might add, the seeds as well (for those plants which had seeds in their fruits).  Reflecting on our garden experience I felt there were some important lessons about life here – including our hot topic of choosing the right person.

We need knowledge to be able to make the right choices.  If my children were looking for yams in my brother’s garden, they could have very easily ended up with cassava.  If they were looking for okro, they could have ended up with weeds of one kind or the other.  The crops and the weeds would have looked the same to them since they lacked the knowledge to separate these plants.  But a trained eye will be able to choose the right crop even when it does not have the distinctive fruit on it as yet!

All men and women are not the same in character. Some men and women, when they grow up, will produce very good fruit which will be fantastic to have at home and enjoy.  Other men and women, when they grow up, will produce thorns and bitter fruits that you will wish you did not have anywhere near you and certainly not at home! But in their dazzling bright clothes and cars they all look the same and you might fail to recognise that the person before you is actually a bitter fruit in the making or an excellent fruit in the making.  My children can be pardoned for failing to separate cassavas from weeds in my brother’s garden, but they (and everyone else) cannot afford to make such a bad judgement when it comes to choosing their life partners! It will be too costly. So how can we see well enough so that we can choose right?

Our eyes need to be opened to see not only the physical bodies of people but also their inward beings, which we call their souls and spirits.  How can this happen?

  1. Come to the Lord.

When you come to God through Jesus Christ, He will open your eyes. Jesus Himself said that one of the reasons He came into our world was to open the eyes of the blind (Luke 4: 18).  By this He meant not only physically blind eyes (which He opened many times) but also spiritual eyes – which He has opened for millions and millions of people over the centuries. “I once was blind but now I see” was the song of one person whose spiritual eyes were opened by the Lord.

When you pray and ask Him, He will open your eyes.

  1. God’s word also helps us to separate yams from weeds:

Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?  What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?  What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols?  (2 Corinthians 6:14-16)

All men and women are NOT the same in character.  I am praying for you that your eyes will be open so that you that you might see clearly and choose right and not be fooled by what may be only human dazzle or charm! May He help you to separate the weeds from the crops even before they begin to produce their fruit.

tory burch shoes navy sea /royal tank trouble swfcommentsyou

tory burch shoes navy sea /royal tank trouble swfcommentsyou