If a man cannot do that, he is not ready to be a husband.And if he is not ready to be a husband, dating him could only have a sorrowful outcome.When we choose to exercise our own free will instead of God’s will, the price we pay can cost us suffering, regret, and damage.These things can be avoided when we stay within God’s will. He knows the repercussions of ungodly relationships.
If there is always that possibility, then you must ask yourself whether this person has the qualities you will need in a husband. Ask yourself these questions: How strong is his relationship with Jesus Christ? How passionate is he about reading God’s Word, prayer, and fellowship with other believers in a biblically solid church? However, in Ephesians Paul compares a husband’s role toward his wife with that of Christ’s role toward His Bride, the Church, “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, the she might be holy and without blemish,” (Ephesians -27, emphasis mine).I found out the hard way that free will is not actually free.It comes at a very high cost if I must say so myself.Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. It can be difficult to be clear-headed in a dating relationship.