It seems that the impetus behind hookup culture and the desires that drive courtship may not be all that different.In the world that Sales details, men and women sit side by side at a bar, and instead of exchanging wry glances and shy smiles, they’re ...
Addiction to alcohol, drugs, pornography, or destructive habits will lead to deep troubles ahead.
And though your relationship may seem to challenge her in the right direction, don’t be fooled that she’ll so quickly “give it all up for you,” without the aid and accountability of professional help. The Narcissist, Diva - No matter how beautiful, talented, and charming she may seem, marriage is built on the word “together.” If the relationship before marriage seems to constantly be all about her, you may be in for some struggle ahead.
Nothing wrong with having close, healthy relationships with our parents throughout life, until you allow it to consume your decision making or control your marriage.
Parents are meant to offer protection to children, even adult children.
The key is – does she realize it’s an area of weakness that she desires for God to change? Yet the pain or mistakes of the past should hold no control over our present and future. The Deceiver, Liar - Every marriage must be built on trust.
God redeems, sets free, and desires to make us new. Without this as a firm foundation, you’re in for trouble from the beginning.
She might check up on you frequently, keep close tabs, or falsely accuse you of cheating on her.
The one driven by control needs will have continual issues with whether she can “trust you.” Often, under her grasp, you may start to feel like you can hardly breathe. It’s supposed to be, that’s how you’re held tightly. The Angry, Contentious Woman – If your partner can’t control her temper before you’re married, she most certainly won’t after you’re married. No matter what our personality type, it still doesn’t give us room to plow over anyone in our pathway with cruel words and rants.
Make the choice together to live by His standards in your relationship. The heart of Christ seeks the best for the one they love, desiring to build up, protect, and encourage healthy, safe patterns. So what about those “little white lies” you started noticing along the way?
The lies of the world say that sex before marriage is normal, no big deal. In the story of Joseph in , we see Potiphar’s wife pursuing him with sexual advances day after day. In reality, there’s no such thing as little white lies.