Perfect for Marriage?

Some time ago Lacey and I fielded questions as members of a panel discussion for the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) weekly large group gathering. The questions that we were asked to answer were about dating, love and marriage. As I had anticipated, the question was asked and even addressed to me, “How do I know when I have found the perfect person to marry?” Or “Is there a perfect person for me to marry?”

Save Jesus, there are no perfect people, but the perfect person for you  is the person you make a covenant with before God as witness.

The “perfect one” for you is the person whose name is with yours on the marriage license – the one you made a covenant with that results in a one-flesh union.

Why? Because God has done it. “What God has joined together, let no man separate.” Matthew 19:6

You are not perfect and neither is anyone else in the world. So have confidence in God’s sovereign, marriage-making hand and choose your spouse with great prayer and care, working as a hard as you can not to tear a part what God has done, because God is perfect.

About brentprentice

Brent is the lead pastor and one of the Elders at Eagle Heights in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He has been married to Lacey for 14 years and together they love two sons, Luke and Elijah, and a daughter, Bella.

Posted on February 11, 2011, in Marriage. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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