You can’t run away from prickly conversations – for long.If anything, marriage accentuates the mild differences you have while dating or engaged. This is the time to face difficult conversations and make sure you are on the same page.
Before you marry, consider “must have conversations” on these topics: You’ve probably already talked about most of these topics – at least to some degree. Use your time of courtship and engagement to explore the serious and controversial issues that are ahead of you. It does mean you should pause and study this issue more carefully.
Submitted by Eric) We had one envelope with a bunch of celebrity names, and another envelope with some ordinary service occupations.
The speaker picked a name and an occupation, and then had to explain why they would recommend that person to do the job, as if they were referring him to a friend or as if they were a job reference.
Don't even eat lunch with such a person." Avoid dating people who have a bad temper. "Now here is a command, dear brothers, given in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ by his authority: Stay away from any Christian who spends his days in laziness and does not follow the ideal of hard work we set up for you." Inner beauty counts the most. "May God who gives patience, steadiness, and encouragement help you to live in complete harmony with each other—each with the attitude of Christ toward the other." Date someone who encourages you and is supportive. "Is there any such thing as Christians cheering each other up? Does it mean anything to you that we are brothers in the Lord, sharing the same Spirit? Then make me truly happy by loving each other, working together with one heart and mind and purpose. For I admit my shameful deed—it haunts me day and night." Second, Ask forgiveness for your sin—God says you can start over again. "Sprinkle me with the cleansing blood and I shall be clean again. And after You have punished me, give me back my joy again.
In a dating relationship don't be exclusive—care about others too. "Next, learn to put aside your own desires so that you will become patient and godly, gladly letting God have his way with you. Don't keep looking at my sins—erase them from Your sight.