I've been getting mixed reactions when people know that my boyfriend and I have already been planning about getting married. Although it would not be so soon, some people have expressed their disappointment thinking that I'll be wasting many things and opportunities by deciding to get hooked. Some supportive people also, like our parents and blogger friends have been encouraging us that with the right foundation in love and in God, we could venture into a more difficult and most fulfilling level of our relationship that people call "marriage".
I guess there's no greater guide book in marriage than the Bible. The Bible is silent on many things such as:
a. when is the right age to marry?as the list goes on... Simply because
b. how to find the one to marry?
c. will everyone find someone to marry?
d. is he/she the one?
1. God trusts our "common sense" and decisions
2. God wants each person to have a unique story and experience
3. God allows us to make mistakes and learn from them
Indeed, even all the hurts and the pains that we went through and are going to surpass in the future are making us better persons. The Bible is clear however on issues against:
i. premarital sexHe's very forgiving however, if we have already committed those things. It commanded us to:
- follow Christ's example of how He loved His people, and that's how people should treat their spouses
- love other people as much as we love ourselves (including our partners)
- love even the enemies
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Continuation: Factors to consider when planning to get married - Second Part