Relationships: Is this the one? – Introduction

Have you ever asked yourself this question? What I mean is: “Is my relationship with this person going to lead to marriage?”

Whether you’re about to start dating, already dating, hitting it off with someone, or in a complicated relationship, there’s nothing to lose by asking this question. And if it’s a question you’ve been avoiding, maybe it’s time to face up to it.

While facing up to that question, it’s important not to make a judgement based only on whether that person is attractive. Because they are a masterpiece created by God, they definitely have something that’s attractive. But then again, to say, “This person is attractive so it’s all good” is missing the point. So is saying, “This person isn’t attractive so it’s not going to work.” And it’s such a waste to be bound by the past and say, “I’ll never meet another person as attractive as that person!”

So, instead, in this series we’re going to shine the spotlight on what kind of a relationship you’re building or could build with this person.

This week, my beautiful wife and I are celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary. I’m still learning so much in that relationship… and making mistakes, too! But we’re confident that our love has grown. So I’m truly able to say from my heart how good marriage is.

What I’m going to write isn’t a bunch of rules. Actually they should make you free! Jesus wants you to be set free so you can have great relationships.

“That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife. In this way two people become one.” (Genesis 2:24 ERV)