Marriage is a good thing, and a wonderful spouse makes the journey even more enjoyable. Regardless of what you read in the press, watch in soap operas, or read on the internet, there are still many couples out there enjoying wonderful marriages, and you can be one of them. If you are interested in finding a godly spouse in this ungodly world, here are 8 powerful ideas that will be of benefit to you:
HOW TO FIND A GODLY SPOUSE IDEA #1: WORK ON YOURSELF
The very important step to finding a godly spouse is to work on yourself. Work on making yourself the sort of person that a godly partner would be attracted to. If you are not a queen, don’t expect a king to be attracted to you. Be kind, reliable, courteous, and attractive. Be disciplined. Be godly. Be full of love.
HOW TO FIND A GODLY SPOUSE IDEA #2: BE INTERESTING
No matter wants to hang around a boring person or send the rest of their lives with such a person. Find out your strengths and develop them. Find an edge that you have, something interesting about you, and then cultivate it. Doing so will help you stand out from the crowd.
HOW TO FIND A GODLY SPOUSE IDEA #3: BE GODLY
If you want to attract a godly spouse, you must first be godly. Have a daily quiet time. Read the Scriptures. Put to practice the things you learn. Pray. Develop a close relationship with God. And p-l-e-a-s-e switch off your “partner-searching scanner” when you go to church. There is something very unattractive about people who are desperate to get married. It actually turns the good ones off.
HOW TO FIND A GODLY SPOUSE IDEA #4: MAKE A SUCCESS OF YOUR CAREER
Cultivate good qualities like positive thinking, planning, diligence, and thrift. It will increase your self-esteem even if you remain single. It will also increase your confidence and attractiveness. Jesus had a soft spot for stewards who were diligent and often made them heroes in many of his parables.
HOW TO FIND A GODLY SPOUSE IDEA #5: GO TO GOD IN PRAYER
Make a list of the qualities you want in a partner and bring this list to God in prayer. Be specific. When you make the list, remember the golden rule “do unto others as you would want them to do unto you”. Would you want your future partner to draw up a list like yours? Would you have any chance of getting selected if they did?
HOW TO FIND A GODLY SPOUSE IDEA #6: TAKE WEAKNESSES SERIOUSLY
If a Christian has a problem with drugs, or alcohol, or promiscuity, then be very careful. If he/she is constantly in financial trouble, you may be making a mistake in your choice. If he/she has eating disorder, chronic low self-esteem, or are overbearing, then you really need to watch out. Think long and hard before committing to such a person.
HOW TO FIND A GODLY SPOUSE IDEA #7: PRAY TOGETHER
Marry someone you can pray with. Couples that pray together stay together. This is a proven fact. Many Christian marriages fail because couples avoid having daily devotionals together. Prayer builds intimacy in a marriage. I can testify to this.
HOW TO FIND A GODLY SPOUSE IDEA #8: ASK THE ULTIMATE MATCH MAKER
God is the ultimate matchmaker. Ask His blessing on your efforts on finding a godly partner and develop the ability to listen to Him. God has a long history of putting some first class romances together. Let Him order your steps, and you surely won’t regret it!