In my mind, I would have been a fool not to marry Ashley.
Yet so many people questioned my composure that I began to worry whether something was wrong with me.
This kind of supernatural love creates a bond stronger than that of any non-Christian married couple.
Let me clarify that our marriage bond in Christ does not give Ashley and me some sort of spiritual voodoo. Yet as we respond to the desires that Jesus puts within our hearts, He leads us to love one another in the best manner. Joined together in Christ, Ashley and I share the same wish to glorify God, the same joys and sorrows, and the same Source of love—we are one (Ephesians -32).
However, if you select a marriage partner wisely, you could enjoy a lifetime together of intimate love and passion.
Sadly, some couples rush toward marriage as soon as they taste the initial burst of romance.
Many Christian singles make this mistake in dating and short-change themselves. As Christians, Ashley and I are united in Jesus Christ.
This means that the same Jesus who lives within me also lives within Ashley.
By contrast, other couples date for years but never find the courage to make a commitment.
Yet many times in our marriage I have felt the distinct urge to wash the dishes for her. Jesus created an impulse within my heart to love Ashley in this way.
On other occasions, Christ has prompted me to spontaneously clean Ashley’s car, compliment her, or stop what I was doing and hold her after she had had a bad day.
I entered the church that evening with God’s peace inspiring my steps.
If you are dating someone seriously, how peaceful do you feel when you think about marrying that person?