Thursday, July 5, 2012

7 Ways To Tell If You Are In A God Ordained Relationship

Why God ordained?  Because if your relationship is NOT God approved, you will surely experience unnecessary heartache and years of drama and turmoil.  I can personally attest to this.  I was unequally yoked with another “Believer” and experienced years of conflict and drama, which ended in divorce. 

Who would dare enter into a relationship that isn’t approved by God? Many do… And many stumble and regret not utilizing Godly insight and wisdom when picking their mates.  Who you date/court and eventually marry is the most important decision in your life, second only to your decision to follow Jesus Christ.  This shouldn’t be left to chance or worldly wisdom such as choosing based on physical attraction and emotional connection.  Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.”  (Proverbs 31:30)

Physical and emotional attraction is great, but come only secondary when it comes to picking “The One” who God has chosen for you. Depending primarily on these factors cause many Christian marriages to fail in the end, because they are not based on biblical principles nor are they the main part of God’s Blueprint for marriage.  

April 29, 2015
Since publishing this article almost three years ago, I have received numerous emails from women from all over the world, wishing they read this before getting married. To this day, I still get emails weekly from both men and women seeking advice and/or sharing their horror stories of relationships/marriages gone wrong. Many are divorced while others are on the path to divorce. Still others are in wrong relationships looking for answers for their broken spirits. Heeding the following list is not only enlightening, but it will change the trajectory of your future and your future children's future.

1 – You are Equally Yoked Christians
The operative word here is Equally yoked.  By this I mean you are both Christians for starters and are both in a similar place in your walk with Jesus.  If one of you walks closely with Him and the other barely knows Him, you are not Equally Yoked.  You must have a strong Spiritual connection with one another.  You must view and worship God in a similar fashion. You can talk openly about God and can spur each other on in your faith and walk with Christ.  You should be able to pray together as a couple and pray for one another when you are apart. This prayer should come naturally and without hesitation. I cannot emphasize enough how critical this point is. It’s not enough that both of you believe in Jesus Christ. If you are not equally yoked spiritually, your relationship will unravel quickly.

In Voddie Baucham’s book, “What He Must Be,” he states that the man must lead in the Word.  To do so, he himself must be deeply rooted in the Word before he can lead his wife in this area.  I have outlined this book for single women to use as a reference guide for choosing a Godly mate and for men to strive for as God’s standard for them to follow.
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Ephesians 5:25-26
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word…

If you are not Equally Yoked because one of you is not a Christian, your relationship is not ordained by God, because this is blatant disobedience to God’s Word.  If you are not equally yoked because you don’t connect spiritually or one of you is more grown than the other, particularly the woman, you should prayerfully consider taking a break and seeing if time apart will bring the other person to a closer and deeper relationship with God.  If not, then it is not a match.  MOVE ON…  Regeneration and transformation is evidence of a Spirit led life yielded to Him.

"There is no exception to this rule; if a man loves not God, neither is he born of God. Show me a fire without heat, then show me regeneration that does not produce love to God." -- Charles Spurgeon

2 Corinthians 6:14-18
Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?  And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?  And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”   Therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord.  Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.”  “I will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”

Physical attraction is not enough glue to keep a marriage alive. Look at all the celebrity marriages that are based on looks and attraction. Jesus is the Superglue in any marriage!  If you don’t see Jesus in that person’s character, action, or spirit, you are fooling yourself and setting yourself up for a world of frustration and hurt.

Deuteronomy 22 tells us not to sow a vineyard with different kinds of seed or plow with an ox and a donkey together.  God wanted to separate His children’s practices from pagan practices. In the same way, a Spiritual connection is achieved by equally yoking, sanctified believers planted at the same level, walking along the same path, direction, and speed.  

Can two walk together, unless they are agreed? 
Amos 3:3

This is critical in the context of marriage according to God’s Word.  He doesn’t want us to struggle by either being weighed down by someone’s lack of knowledge or overwhelmed by someone’s drive to push to the next spiritual level.  God’s sovereignty is greater than our fleshly point of view. This spiritual connection becomes apparent during the dating/courting stage. Don’t think marriage will suddenly cause a spiritual connection to magically appear between two different levels of believers. Not to say that God cannot raise up and sanctify a once flailing believer for His glory, I am merely suggesting that we should obey His commands and precepts to receive His full blessings according to His promises instead of pushing the envelope and walk along the perimeters of what is acceptable in His eyes.     

2 – You are both Marriage Minded
You both share similar goals about marriage; you are both ready for it. The time frame should be within one to two years at the most. If neither of you are ready for marriage, why are you dating? Recreational Dating is not advisable for Born Again Bible Believing Christians; it only leads to sin, which dishonors God, then God doesn’t bless the union. This ends up causing long term issues in the marriage by blurring the lines between lust and love. 

Once lust and the physical aspect has already been introduced in the relationship, the waters are muddied and both parties cannot see or think clearly. This is also a warning sign that the relationship is not God ordained.

If only one of you is ready to get married, then you are incompatible and shouldn’t date.  This also turns into recreational dating for the one who isn’t ready to marry and a big waste of time for the one who is ready to marry. When an individual is ready for marriage after spending quality time with God in worship, sanctification, and service, nothing pleases Him more than to bring a suitable mate for that individual in the covenant of Marriage.

In Genesis 24:1-23, Abraham sent his servant to seek a wife for his son Isaac.  He was very choosy by sending his servant back to his country to find a suitable mate for his one and only son. Before meeting Rebekah, the servant said a prayer to God asking for wisdom.  Rebekah proved herself worthy when she served water to this servant and his camels. She unknowingly showed her diligence and work ethic which was the sign he was looking for in finding “The One.” 

3 – You have Complete Peace
When your relationship is God ordained, it will be simple, uncomplicated, and should run smoothly. It won’t be perfect, but will seem effortless. Your schedules don’t collide. You both have time to go to church, serve God, and enjoy time together. Your lives converge easily without too much effort. Both your friends and families approve. There is no drama, fighting, or constant bickering. Peace will permeate your spirit when God ordains your relationship.   When you think about that person, you smile and thank God for bringing you a perfect and wonderful gift. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father…”  (James 1:17)

Genesis 24:40
But he said to me, ‘The Lord, before whom I walk, will send His angel with you and prosper your way; and you shall take a wife for my son from my family and from my father’s house.

God will send his angels to ensure you prosper in your ordained relationship. This brings perfect peace. But when you are constantly arguing and chaos/drama is a consistent theme, something is wrong. When your lives are on opposite schedules and you can’t get time together, much less go to church or serve God together, this is a warning sign. When close family members or trusted friends have issues with your mate, take heed. If most arguments are not getting resolved and get swept under the rug; when you think about that person and get upset or stress out, it’s time to get out of that relationship.  Most people don’t see these issues as road blocks and think getting married will solve these problems.  It doesn’t. Permanently chaining yourself to someone who doesn’t get along with you, will not miraculously make them get along with you better. God is a God of order, not confusion. He is trying to warn you.  “Get Out!” 

2 Chronicles 8:16
Now all the work of Solomon was well-ordered from the day of the foundation of the house of the LORD until it was finished. So the house of the LORD was completed.

If God has ordained our days, He will also ordain the placement of our mate in our lives in the proper order and time; according to His will. If you are investing emotionally, mentally, and physically before getting a green light from God, you are not only being disobedient, but you are also hurting yourself and your future relationship in many ways.  Repent, part ways, and let Jesus mend your heart. If you have a hard time letting go after knowing you are in the wrong relationship, you have other underlying issues like Codependency. Partnership with a Codependent person is not advisable. You are not yoking yourself to a healthy partner or relationship.

4 – You Enjoy Being with that Person
Take away the iPhone, Facebook, Cable TV, games, and all media. If you were stranded on a deserted island with this person with only a bible, would you have the adventure of a lifetime or does getting a root canal seem more appealing?  This is the true test of compatibility. When you can sit with this person without distractions and physical intimacy and can laugh, communicate, connect, and enjoy yourself, you are on the right track, because you have the foundation of a Godly Friendship in place.

The thought of this person gets you excited spiritually and emotionally. Out of all the people you know, this person is the first person you want to share your victories and trials with. Their presence and their input is what you look forward to at the end of your day. You see Jesus in their countenance and demeanor.

Proverbs 25:11
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.

But if sitting alone with this person for two hours without media distractions makes you uncomfortable, you need to reevaluate your relationship. If your communication often goes awry and ends in an argument or frustration, this is a red flag. You have communication issues. Again, marriage doesn’t cause two incompatible people with communication barriers to suddenly have a strong connection. It’s either there or it’s not.

Proverbs 17:1
Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife.

5 – Communication, Communication, Communication!
When it comes to Real Estate it’s Location, Location, Location!  But in a relationship, it’s Communication to the third power! You must be able to speak freely both ways.  The best communicators are active listeners. They are also great at articulating their thoughts and feelings through speaking and writing. It’s best to find someone who can communicate at your level and listens intently to your every word. After all, we have two ears and one mouth. The bible tells us it’s better to listen before speaking.

Ezekiel 3:10
Moreover He said to me: “Son of man, receive into your heart all My words that I speak to you, and hear with your ears.

James 1:19-20
So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

After being spiritually connected, communication is the next critical item on the list. You must be able to communicate with one another frequently, with ease, openness, and pleasure. If there is a lot of miscommunication, arguments, and difficulty, it’s a Red Flag! Again, this is another item that either exists naturally or not at all. It's understandable that communication is a skill that can be learned and improved on, but when there are difficulties in a dating/courting relationship, beware! Proceed with caution. Don’t date/court someone to fix them. This is God’s job, not yours!

6 – Majority Approves
Most if not all your friends and family must approve of your mate. These are people who know you, love you, and want what’s best for you. Sometimes we can get emotionally and physically caught up in someone and not see the “Big Picture.” This is where our friends and family come in. Their opinions and insights count. Obviously, be cautious of those who are not basing their opinions on Biblical virtues. But otherwise, trust them! If a majority of them disapprove of your choice, God is trying to tell you something. Don’t ignore their opinions. They are God’s messengers for your protection. Your relationship will not thrive in a bubble or a vacuum. God did not intend that for any marriage. If anything, your relationship is meant to be an illustration to the world of God’s goodness, faithfulness, and love.

Matthew 5:16
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

In biblical times and some cultures today, parents often chose spouses for their children. This is not such a bad idea.  Who do you think would make a better judgment call, an emotionally inexperienced and hormonally driven 22-year old or a mature parent who has both Godly and Worldly wisdom and insights? If you ignore the Majority Approves rule, you are guilty of disobedience and idolatry.

Before Rebekah agreed to leave with the servant, she needed her family’s wisdom and approval as a sign that God ordained it. I’m sure if they didn’t approve, she wouldn’t have agreed to go. “Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, “The thing comes from the Lord; we cannot speak to you either bad or good. Here is Rebekah before you; take her and go, and let her be your master’s son’s wife, as the Lord has spoken.”  (Genesis 24:50-51)

Genesis 24:57-61
So they said, “We will call the young woman and ask her personally.” Then they called Rebekah and said to her, “Will you go with this man?” And she said, “I will go.”  So they sent away Rebekah their sister and her nurse, and Abraham’s servant and his men.  And they blessed Rebekah and said to her:
“Our sister, may you become the mother of thousands of ten thousands;
And may your descendants possess the gates of those who hate them.” 
Then Rebekah and her maids arose, and they rode on the camels and followed the man. So the servant took Rebekah and departed.

Here we see that Rebekah heeded her family’s approval before deciding to leave with Abraham’s servant. She also proved her faith, readiness, and willingness by leaving her family at a moment’s notice and setting out for a new life in a far away land to marry a man she never met! This took courage, faith, and preparedness; the kind that manifests after spending alone time with God.

On A Personal Note
I won't consider a man unless my two wise counsels approve of him first. There's my brother, who acts as a wise Godly counselor and has walked me through some heartbreaks. Then there's my sister, who is an actual Psychologist who knows my relationship history. A potential suitor would have to talk to them first and get their approval before I would even consider him. 

After that, I would have to get to know him in an unconventional manner because I don't believe in dating. We would have to communicate and get to know each other without a lot of physical contact and/or be around groups of people. I honestly believe that too much physical contact blurs the lines and injects romance prematurely. Romance happens after the wedding, not before. This is where the world system gets it wrong ... I won't fall for him emotionally until he decides to be my husband. This way, he can catch me when I fall.

Too many women fall for a man who haven't even professed their love much less have the intention of marriage. And this is why they fall flat on their face and end up broken and wounded. Don't fall for a man or invest emotionally until you know he is God's match for you!

7 – God Gives you a Supernatural Love for this person
When God ordains a relationship, He gives you Supernatural examples to confirm His approval of your union. It won’t take years or months. Sometimes it’s a matter of hours or weeks to know you are in the presence of “The One.”  Now granted, if you met in high school, then it will take years, but when you are at an appropriate age, it doesn’t take long to figure it out if God is in the center of your relationship. A man will be overcome with the desire to see the woman more often, while the woman won’t have time to fret over his intentions or feelings.  

Ladies, if you are sitting around fretting over some guy who isn’t calling you or wanting to spend more time with you, give it to God. You could be wasting your precious time and energy on the wrong guy. Instead of being fixated on Mr. Wrong, focus on what you should be doing, which is serving God. 

1 Peter 4:8
And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”

Those who have met the right person will be given an extra helping of love for this person that will seem unconditional.
You can’t imagine your life without this person in it. Your love for this person becomes more Christ-like and pure. This love is not driven by selfishness or lust. If it is, beware!  ]Lust doesn’t last. It is only lighter fluid that dissipates over time.  The flame dies out quickly if Christ-like love is not the center or foundation of your relationship. God doesn’t bless such a union. Be Warned: the enemy will have a field day wreaking havoc on your relationship, instilling fits of jealousy, rage, and tumultuousness.

When deciding on a future mate, these seven factors should be the criteria in your decision making. Emotions and physical attraction shouldn’t override these factors.  Otherwise, you will be on a slippery slope compromising in a relationship that God did not ordain. God’s blessings were bestowed on Rebekah as she faithfully waited and readied herself for her future mate.

Genesis 24:67
Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent; and he took Rebekah and she became his wife, and he loved her.

The Takeaways:
1 – A Spiritual Connection centered on Christ and set apart by His precepts is a requirement in a God Ordained Relationship.
2 – Physical attraction and emotional connection doesn’t last and is not God’s main criteria in selecting a mate for you. 
3 – God wants to bless you with a mate who will bring you closer to Him, not farther from Him. He will present the person who will bring you to a more intimate relationship with Him so He will be glorified through your union.
4 – Recreational Dating: leads to sin, doesn’t honor God, and prepares you more for divorce, than marriage.
5 – Communication either flows freely or it just doesn’t.  A communication blockage is a Red Flag!
6 – Majority Approval is a must! God reveals His truth through our family and friends when we no longer listen to Him.
7 – Wait on God’s choice for you! When God ordains it, it will be exceedingly and abundantly more than you could ask or think!

Best wishes on your search!  Write me if you have any questions or comments.

There is HOPE …        
I just want to clarify that if you are already married and both of you are in Christ, you are in the right place regardless of your struggles. Like I mentioned above, Jesus is the superglue. Allow Him to work by giving him control instead of handling everything on your own strength. Both of you MUST submit to Him and obey His statutes for marriage. He wants to be the Hero in your love story and the solution to all your issues. No problem is bigger than Him, including infidelity. Divorce is not the answer, He is. He can make all things beautiful if you submit to Him. Redemption, reconciliation, renewal, and revelation is just around the corner!

Read Ephesians 5:22-33. I believe this is the blueprint of God's construct of marriage. Most people don't follow this and wonder why their marriage is suffering or falling apart. If both people love each other and want the marriage to thrive, then they must submit to God and follow His instructions.

Ephesians 5:22-33
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.  Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. ” This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.  Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

If you notice, the husband has his work cut out for him. This is why it's very important for a woman to choose wisely in a future husband. I can't tell you how many women suffer because of their choice in a self-righteous husband … myself included. The man is the leader and head of the home as Christ is of the church. If a man is not walking right with God, this leads to the erosion of the marriage and family. Fervent Prayer is the first step if this is the case. First pray for your husband, next pray for strength and patience. Godly counsel is next if nothing changes.

The wife must submit to her husband, even if he is not in Christ. She shouldn't sin, but rather submit to his wishes as long as they are not opposed to God. Too many women are strong-minded and imprudent in their ways … myself included in the the past. The culture predicates this and makes women think it's empowering. This doesn't work in a marriage ordained by God. It only brings strife and conflict. Allow God to soften your heart and learn to submit to Him as you submit to your husband. When he sees the change, he will soften and his love for you will grow. This allows Jesus to pour His Spirit to further strengthen your bond.

If you have lost hope and are at the end of your rope, I will pray for you. I have walked in your shoes and have counseled and prayed for many on that dark and lonely road. Remember that the enemy is hard at work destroying families with his wicked agenda predicated on the media. His biggest target is husbands. Many are spiritually castrated and have abdicated their roles as Godly men to their wives. 

I pray your relationships get refocused and become centered in Christ Jesus. They affect every facet of our lives and determine how we walk with the Lord. God Bless you and yours!

Write me if you have any questions or comments.

If you are interested in my upcoming book about The God Ordained Relationship, please email me so I can add you to my growing list.

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  1. I'm glad i stumbled across your page. I needed this information in 2010 before i got married. i won't go into to many details but, i wasn't in love with him but i loved him. he has always known that. we were together for 10 years before we got married. Things happened and as a girlfriend at the time i didn't feel as though i was going any where in my life or in the relationship. i started losing myself. I met this guy who was always talking about God, and how much of a good time he was having in his church. i knew a church i could go to that my family belonged to one. so i started going there and really started connecting with the Lord. Time was going on and i began to get close to this person as a good friend. My boyfriend finally found out about it and was upset. He started going to church and wanted me to switch my church and to leave my new friend alone. i really didn't want to but i agreed, i felt i didn't give us a chance and now he is going to church and learning the bible and we can do it together. sounded great so i thought. he started reading the Bible and saying things that was disturbing to me. Jesus isn't real and the Bible is not correct. then he would act like he was seeing things in visions and passing out and i was freaked out by this stuff and thinking it was real. i thought that way because God was revealing things to me in visions i was having and i was trying to put them together, i knew he was trying to tell me something. Anyway i believed him, i was new in my journey with Christ and didn't know or understand to have faith that he would get me out of this. Through that i still married him, and a few months later things started going back the way they were. He stopped going to church and on the internet all the time. i would get off of work and he would want to tell me what he learned about how God doesn't exists, it was getting worst and then he finally said to me "i did what i had to do to keep you and those visions where a lie" he didn't want me around my friend,and then didn't want me going to church and just knew i was going to believe him with everything he was finding on the internet and i wasn't and didn't want any parts of it. I started speaking to my friend again and i felt bad that i left him high and dry and i hurt his feelings. God was revealing things to me and i was finding out my ex had this whole thing planned.By that point i wanted out and i didn't know how to go about it. the one thing i did do which saved my life was i continued to pray and go to church. it was hard to live in the same house and see this person everyday knowing what he did and did it on purpose and made me feel like a complete fool. I can say now 2013 God has done things in my life that only he could do. Nobody in my family could understand why i stayed so long. the shortest answer i can give is, He gave me the strength i needed to endure long suffering and to go through what i needed to go through. I am now divorced and my friend stayed with me the whole time, and is still on his journey with the Lord. My ex husband has admitted that he is an atheist and he is also homeless and blames me for that. All i can do is pray. thank you for your story and this site it has been helpful to me for the next relationship. I still consider myself a newbie in Christ and i'm learning everyday thank you

    1. That's horrible what he did to you, I'm so happy Jesus led out of that situation.

    2. I was with a man for 8 years and in 2010 i gave my life to GOD completely make a long story short we sleep in different rooms no sex and GOD was my fouce,he started walking to church to watch me saying i was going to see another man and so a couple of month's down the road he asked me to marry him and that he was going to try and change.when we got togather we argued alot no communication and much more. So one day he asked me to marry him before he lpse me ro someone else and that he was going to change.well we have been married for 5 years been togather for 14 years nothing changed i am the one pulling the load for the home bills and much more we dont have kids togather but i have 7 kida thats not his my children dont like him not even my family becauae of how he treats me and never helps me out we dont see eye to eye im still a Christian and he is not thinhs are getting to the point to where i want to walk out and never come back but i want to no if GOD will approve. Of this i not happy in this relationship.What should i do?

  2. Tomorrow I am going to tell you my love story.

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  5. I would like some clarity on a similar issue as freedom 13

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  7. Thank you for this blog. My ex and I have just recently broken up on Wednesday. We are on a separate spiritual growth. It hurts that we are doing this alone but I'm believing in GOD that he is aligning us in the right direction. I continue to keep praying and trusting in his word.

  8. Thank you for this blog. My ex and I have just recently broken up on Wednesday. We are on a separate spiritual growth. It hurts that we are doing this alone but I'm believing in GOD that he is aligning us in the right direction. I continue to keep praying and trusting in his word.

  9. I recently got word that my relationship is not in the will of God. But I upon wanting to leave it has become extremely hard. I'm am heart broken and completely torn. I want to hear there is a way to be in God's will with this person. I know it may not be possible but I want to try. But I'm afraid trying will only make it harder.
    I love my partner more than I thought I did I want to please God too.

    1. I'm in the exact same predicament! This guy and I are so close and over time have become very fond of each other but my parents are totally against my relationship with him. I also received spiritual advice for multiple resources that confuses me! (Majority says he's not the one). I'm so torn and heartbroken but find it hard to walk away. I want to live according to God's plan for my life so I'm struggling a lot with this!

    2. If thats where your heart is ..then go for it..Man & Woman were made to be together bcus of God..especially if you and his vibes are upward much as our families love us and their view counts-you only have one life on this side so take a chance plus once they see how happy yall are and how much he loves and respects you(bcus those are Godly ways)they wont be able to resist loving him too#stay in prayer sis

  10. Hello heartbroken. I'm in your shoes too. I'm currently heartbroken and confused and i have cried out to God because i want to do His will but i love this man so much and i'm just praying He changes his mind and approves of us...we are even ready to start all over again.

    1. Hey Mo! How is it going so far with your relationship? I'm in the same situation now :(..did things work out?

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  11. My story is touching, I asked God in 2011 that I needed a wife,one day I was going through my phone and the Holy spirit said I should go to facebbok and search for a name which I did and he pointed the particular name and that I should send my details, I did and we started communicating but cos she was in first year and young, we met once in a while, I always give her cash monthly but anytime I want to see her, its issues to cut the long story short. I didn't see her for year and 6months, she was in Owerri schooling and I was in Phc working,so one DAT she asked me what are we doing that she wants to see her folks and I declined but bcos I loved her for who she is, I told my folks which they invited her and she came and they loved her, I decided to carry my 69yrs old dad by road from Phc to jos to see her folks to collect list, in the 29th of DEC 2016, we got married both traditional and court wedding, I didn't have a house but I paid for a house in April 2017 where I carried her things and we began to live, on a Friday I closed late from work and I told her, when I came back late, she was angry and taught I went to see other women but I told her I just closed, she didn't speak me or give me food when I asked, in a Sunday. She was still angry and I asked to be happy and forgive and forget if I hurt hrt, she insults me and told me she was doing me a favour by marrying me, so u told her if she was then she can leave if she likes, she started to park all her stuff and cos I was angry I helped her too cos I was unhappy cos I have sacrificed a lot , she left, 3weeks later, I took my dad to see her father and my dad asked me to beg her which I dropped my pride and begged her for 25mins and she said she was not going to come back, one week of marriage, need advices and she doesn't pick my calls or calk me and this 2months now, she doesn't want anullment either, questiom- is she my wife or not, what should I do. Send to

  12. I have been in a relationship with this guy who is going to school to be a minister. In the beginning he told me that he had word from God that this relationship was going to be hard but it's what God wanted. I have been waiting for God to tell me this is the right relationship or not, and from time to time I get mixed signals. I truly believe in my Christian faith that if this was the right one it wouldn't be so hard and it only being a few months. This guy has made me believe that being a strong independent woman is something he isn't looking for. (later apologizing and telling me he was wronng) and for about two weeks now I have been very angry, hurt, upset, restless, and feeling less in my spiritual journey. He says that we can work on things but that he would rather know that we are having these issues now then later when we are married. He is always wanting to be in some physical contact and for me I don't want that at all I want someone who we lead me closer to God and help me on my journey much through talking and spending time together doing things but not always in some kind of Pyschical contact. He says his love language is words of affirmations and psychial touch and as much as I love all 5 love languages mine is mainly quality time which I don't feel like we do much of. I wanting to believe that This is the right relationship for me from God but I'm so unsure and need help in understanding what I do next.

  13. This article is eye opening but I'm personally in an unusual situation. My wife of 18 years left me while I was in the middle of a two year battle with some major health issues. When my heart was broken I met someone online. The catch is, she lives eight thousand miles away on a different continent and she is in a marriage where she is treated very poorly. In fact she only remains at the moment for her children. We fell in love long distance and fit all these requirements except approval because again she is 8,000 miles away. Can God bring two people together 8n this fashion? That's my question.

  14. Am in a distance relationship how do I get to know his the one we don't see each other and sometimes I get LuStful we are pretty young but we want to get married some day and have decided to wait still marriage to have sex I really don't want to make mistakes but I pray he should be the one God kept for me if not am willing to go with God's choose

  15. This article is wonderful and so true. I also wish I would have read this before getting married; most of all I wish I had the desire to honor the Lord in my dating life. I am barely understanding how my disobedience to God/ lack of submission to Him in my dating life has led to hurt, despair, and separation from the Lord. I have been married almost 7 years. I knew the relationship with my boyfriend (now husband) was not a godly one from the beginning but instead chose to give into lust and ignore God. Our marriage has been painful for me from the beginning and I sometimes get so upset with myself for not trusting in God’s provision as a single woman. My husband is not a bad man; we are unequally yoked and it has become incredibly difficult for me to respect and desire to honor him.

    I feel like I chose a difficult path all by myself (apart from God) and must reap what I have sown. Please pray that I praise God through my circumstances and have the courage to truly make him Lord of my life.

  16. The unequally yoked says unbeliever. Not spiritual walk. I don't agree with what you are saying there. Great teaching but this is vital. Plus putting the part of being already married at the end? Might I add that that should be placed in the for front. God said he hates divorce. Hate from God should scare you. I do love the article. God places people who are belivers together to bring them closer to him. The two only become one through him. Seek him daily and learn his love to perfect loving your wife and husband in the way the scripture says to.

  17. Great post.. All these comments are eye opening. I hope God helps you all in your tough times.


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  19. This really sounds like its saying if unequally yoked then get divorced because getting out is this only way. I think that divorce should be the last option unless the marriage has physical or sexual abuse. I think we don't always grow spiritually at the same time. And even if the husband at the time is not as spiritual as the wife doesn't mean he can't be with help. I do agree with a lot of points but to tell people to just get divorced is irresponsible and irrational.There should be many things done before you just walk away.