Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Marriage

a Jesus thought...
Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He has had compassion on you. (Mark 5:19)

a Godly thought...
In a sense Jesus is making clear that the way of holiness is a path for the poor and the oppressed: it is the way of love, and it extends even to enemies. (p104 Webb)

a leading thought...
Effective leaders who reach their potential spend more time focusing on what they do well than on what they do wrong. (p54 Maxwell)

a Dave thought...
Lately I have been in many conversations with young adults about marriage and how they are on a quest to find their dream partner for life. Some believe God has a certain person worked out for them and unless they find that man or woman they will never be happy. Others believe they could marry a few different people and it would still work out because God will be in that relationship and He is not so narrow minded. But the area that interests me is what qualities they look for in this partner. Guys generally seem to value looks and fun while many women want a reliable leader type who has a strong Christian foundation, but yes they still need to be good looking! So my advice is regardless of their outward appearance trying to get to the heart of a person is what will really sustain a marriage for life.

So my solution is to set up a Christian night club that involves everyone wearing a blindfold so you will not be attracted by a persons hairstyle, clothes or figure but rather the heart matters. The other bonus is that the girls shouldn't take an hour to get ready to go out, and no one would see my amazing dancing moves.


Just a thought.

3 comments:

armybarmy said...

Another solution is arranged marriages.
grace,
Stephen C

fee said...

i like the idea that we used to have - that out of our friends (we all got along) that you can just put names the hat and that's that. seems like you've been working on the hat idea and it's now become a nightclub! what i love more, dave, is that you are still concerned about everyone being hooked up with someone. and people think you are the caring/feeling type! on the other hand, my advice could just to be to wait and let God handle it...but what would i know, i've only been married for 12 days (and God made me wait till i was 28 to get married)...

fee said...

p.s. i meant to say that people think you AREN'T the caring/feeling type...