Dating versus marriage

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Hold hands, rub shoulders, hug, kiss, give high-fives or even fist-bumps or bottom pats.

All healthy marriages experience change and transition. Some of the stages of growth are predictable, others are not. Then, for simplicity, we’ve divided marriage into the chronological time frames of: Not all marriages fit neatly into these categories.

This person is the “right one” according to the will of God. The right question, which the Scriptures teach is this one, “Is he or she the right kind of person to marry?

Finding the “right one” is the key to finding God’s will and marital happiness over a lifetime. " Prov. says, “He who finds a wife finds what is good, and receives favor from the Lord." In other words, it is good for a man to find a woman and get married. It is good for a woman to find a man and be married as well.

However, those who marry the wrong person also risk the possibility of divorce. Prov. says, "A prudent wife is from the Lord." That is, if you want a wife that is from the Lord (i.e.

Christians often feel that couples get divorced because they have married the wrong person. the Lord’s will), find a prudent one (one with discernment and self-control). This is just one attribute of a wife or husband that will be a blessing from the Lord.

Later in 2008, New York recognized their marriage following a court decision.

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