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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
How to Find the Right Mate-and Build a Marriage That Lasts
Finding someone who is spiritually compatible with you is crucial when selecting a lifelong mate. Thirty years ago this week, I stood at a church altar in Gainesville, Fla., and pledged my life to Deborah Delk. We didn't have a lot of money since I was working for a Christian campus ministry, but Deborah didn't care that all our worldly possessions could fit easily in my 1980 Honda Civic. She loved me, I loved her, and we knew Jesus had brought us together. That's really all we needed to start life together.

Our marriage has never been perfect (we had our first argument after we got back from our honeymoon), but we learned to keep Jesus in the center of our relationship. He is the reason our marriage has been able to withstand 30 years of storms and challenges. And when my younger friends ask me for advice on how to find the right mate, I share from my experience.

Here are 10 things you should do if you want to find the right person to marry:

1. Keep Jesus first in your life. Some Christians want marriage so bad, they make it an idol. You must yield your desires to God. I waited until I was 25 to marry Deborah, and I told God many times that I would remain single if that's what He planned for me. I wanted to get married, but I knew Jesus must be my priority. I held on to Psalm 37:4: "Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart" (NASB). That verse ended up on the cover of our wedding invitation.

2. Expect God to bless you with a wonderful mate. read more
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