And the Two Shall Become One Part I

And the Two Shall Become One Part I Jonathan Moore

Is it just me, or does it seem like Adam had it easy? He didn’t need to find a wife, for it was God made one specifically for him. He didn’t have to choose or woo a woman, there was only one woman in the whole world and she had only one man to choose from – him!

It’s a bit harder for us as men (and women) in the 21st century. We want to pursue the opposite sex biblically but we can’t model our approach from Adam who had it easy. In reality, there is precious little about the process of getting married in the Scriptures.

There are, however, some Biblical principles that are helpful. I call them principles because every couple’s story is unique: God told Hosea to go and marry a harlot!  One of the most loving relationships I’ve ever witnessed was Eddie and Jackie Santoro who were engaged within three days of meeting! These amazing stories of God’s goodness must be understood as exceptions to principles of wisdom and not a basis for your own journey.

Let’s get into some equipping by briefly touching on three principles in the first installment of this article and four more in the second installment. These principles are as follows:

  1. Marriage Paradigm
  2. Readiness
  3. Explore Compatibility
  4. You are Unique
  5. Here Comes the General!
  6. Romance Paradigm
  7. Fight for your (Married) Life!

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