Family Matters - Part 2

Who Should I Marry?

Don't leave it to fate when choosing a mate.

How do I know if this is the right one?

-Character compatibility

    What is the level of honesty?

    What is the level of responsibility?

-Communication compatibility

-Physical compatibility

When Jacob saw Rachel...he went over and...kissed Rachel and began to weep aloud.  Genesis 29:10 NIV

-Spiritual compatibility

You are not the same as those who do not believe. So do not join yourselves to them. Good and bad do not belong together. Light and darkness cannot share together. How can Christ and the devil, have any agreement? What can a believer have together with a nonbeliever? The temple of God cannot have any agreement with idols, and we are the temple of the living God.  2 Corinthians 6:14-16 NCV

    *to ensure a common treasure

    *to ensure a common future

    *to ensure a common power

    *to ensure common values

-Give the relationship enough time

    *time for true attraction

Nine tests for love:

 - Share test
 - Strength test
 - Respect test
 - Habit test
 - Time test
 - Separation test
 - Giving test
 - Growth test
 - Patient test

    *time for affirmation

Don't leave it to fate when choosing a mate.