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Is He the One?

October 18, 2010

Candace Watters writes with much wisdom on one of the most asked questions of life here.  An excerpt:

This whole notion of the one is a real problem. It suggests that working really hard to find the absolute right mate will eliminate troubles after the wedding. It also implies that once you’re married — reunited with your missing half — that you’ll be complete. But we know from Scripture that “those who marry will face many troubles in this life” (1 Corinthians 7:28). We also know that in marriage there will always be two sinners (Romans 3:23). In that sense, it’s impossible to find a perfect mate.

Does this mean you’re doomed to heartache and turmoil? Because of the redeeming work of Christ, no! If you marry a man based not on what culture says but on the qualifications set forth in Scripture, you will have a marriage that while not perfect, is fruitful. If your goal is marriage for God’s glory, and your criterion is God’s Word, and you have the input and accountability of God’s body, the church, then you may indeed have a sound, joy-filled and fulfilling marriage. And it won’t be all those things just for you, in the privacy of your own home, but it will also be a blessing to the world around you.

 

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