Monday, July 30, 2012

Seek Holiness Before Seeking Marriage

I have to echo Jackie's advice. There are too many distractions in the dating world to not have your feet firmly anchored before you dive into it.
Even though I would like to get married someday, God is the one who I want more than anything. If God called me to give up a husband or family for the sake of the Kingdom, I would.

When there are days that I begin to idolize marriage as the ultimate fulfillment of this life, I remind myself of my God-directed priorities.

If I died tomorrow, would I be happy? Of course! I would be so excited to be with the One whom my heart loves (especially after an excruciatingly purifying time in purgatory, I’m sure).

Obviously, I am not perfect and am still learning how to navigate my way through single life, figuring out how to date properly, wanting the best for others (even if it means being rejected), and practicing what I preach — all the while trying to draw closer to the heart of God in the busyness of everyday life.

My hope for single people who are discerning is that they seek holiness before seeking a spouse, knowing that Jesus the Bridegroom gives a peace and joy that no person on this earth could ever give.

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1 comment:

Katy Anders said...

I agree. I've known a lot of people who think that if only they could find someone, all their problems would magically be solved!

I try to clue them into the fact that, if your head isn't on straight, trying for a relationship with another person is only going to make things worse.