We will study the qualities of husbands and wives as we proceed.
Before you marry you need to know - not just assume or even suspect - that your future spouse possesses these qualities.
Girls meet guys with immoral backgrounds and decide to reform them.
This puts stars in the eyes of romantic, idealistic young women. Proverbs - He who trusts in his own heart is a fool.
I may not be able to prove everything I say here is Scriptural requirement, but I believe it to be good wisdom.
A popular song years ago talked about a couple who met and married in the heat of passion, but they've been talking about divorce "ever since the fire went out." Feelings come and go. People feel excited and high today, but tomorrow feel down and blue.In order to choose a companion based on character, it follows that you must know a person's character and know it well in order to judge wisely. But the issue is not how long you know one another so much as how well you know one another. Many people think their problems will just work out after marriage. If you and your friend have not thoroughly discussed what you expect from marriage - and if you have not demonstrated your ability to resolve differences - you are not ready to marry.Ecclesiastes 5:2 - Do not be rash with your mouth, and let not your heart utter anything hastily before God. In some circumstances people get to know one another more quickly than otherwise. Proverbs 23:7 - For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.Genesis 29 - Jacob also went back to his mother's family to find a companion, because the young people where he lived were ungodly.He made his own decision that he wanted to marry Rachel after he had lived with her family for a month (v14).Feelings are important in marriage; but if you marry a person of godly character, you can learn to love him/her.