He simply compares married life to single life and leaves the choice to them. But I do think there is a more Scriptural, common sense way to approach this issue.Yet I often here church people saying things like, “I’ll marry if it’s God’s will,” or “I’m waiting for the one God has chosen for me.” Are we trying to be more spiritual than the Bible? Keep these things in mind: God will not choose for you, but He will guide you in finding a good match.If you want to shoot for a lifelong, God-honoring union with your best friend, then that is when you know it's time to start a romance (Genesis ; Matthew 19:5).
I believe you can find a good match if you stay within these boundaries and follow these basic principles.
Here’s a helpful quote:“It is our conviction, based on experience in ministry and on God’s Word, that two Christians who share an attraction, who are committed in faith to God through Christ, and who are determined to obey the Bible’s teachings will be able to love each other in marriage.” –Holding Hands, Holding Hearts: Recovering a Biblical View of Christian Dating Clarifying Questions: Are you saying I should consider any single, devoted Christian of the opposite sex as a potential spouse? I’m saying you are allowed to, and you don’t need some kind of special permission/revelation from God to date another single believer.
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He’s already given some clear guidelines in the Scriptures:*Christians should avoid premarital sex (1 Corinthians ; 1st Thessalonians 4:3-8)*A Christian should look for another devoted follower of Jesus (2 Corinthians ; 1 Corinthians )*Ladies should look for someone they respect enough to follow, and men should find someone they are willing to love sacrificially (Ephesians )Believers should feel a great deal of freedom to search/date within these boundaries without being terrified of dating “the wrong one.”There are practical things we can do once we are in a serious relationship to help us in our decision:*Pray and keep a close walk with God. Sometimes we have “blind spots,” so friends, family members, and spiritual leaders can help us make good decisions (Proverbs ).*Make sure you really know him/her and build the friendship.