Looking for That Special Someone 6: So, Now What?

Looking for That Special Someone Day 6: So, Now What? But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31, ESV) I’m not a big fan of waiting. It’s pretty baffling in my own mind that I even like fishing, which consists of a lot of waiting. Since…

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Looking for That Special Someone 5: Perfection Doesn’t Exist

Looking for That Special Someone Day 5: Perfection Doesn’t Exist And Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of David the king. (Matthew 1:5-6, ESV) I remember bobbing up and down in the ocean several years ago with my wife and two of our daughters. We were riding waves on boogie boards and having…

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Looking for That Special Someone 4: Looking for Mr. Right

Looking for That Special Someone Day 4: Looking for Mr. Right Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church. (Ephesians 5:25, 28-29, ESV)  I’ve never looked…

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Looking for That Special Someone 3: Looking for Mrs. Right

Looking for That Special Someone Day 3: Looking for Mrs. Right The one who has found a good wife has found what goodness is, and obtained a delightful gift from the LORD. (Proverbs 18:22, NET)  As noted earlier this week, getting married to the wrong person is a recipe for disaster. The numbers prove that mistakes are too often made, as nearly half of all marriages in the United States end in…

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Looking for That Special Someone 2: The Goodness of Marriage

Looking for That Special Someone Day 2: The Goodness of Marriage     Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.  Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. (Colossians 3:18-19, ESV)  There are many reasons marriage is good. As mentioned yesterday, the foremost reason is that God created it. There is nothing that God created that isn’t good. But why should marriage be something we pursue? Why…

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Looking for That Special Someone 1: The Longing to Marry

Looking for That Special Someone Day 1: The Longing to Marry Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”  Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. (Genesis 2:18, 24, ESV) When I was a young teen, I remember wishing I could…

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