Healthy Mate Selection

What would you consider the two most important decisions in life? If you are a follower of Christ, I am sure you may suggest a decision to accept or reject Jesus Christ and perhaps next would be choosing a life partner in marriage. Often people who have experienced what we often call “a broken heart,” in their dating experiences have a tendency to live in an arena of anxiety and insecurity when it comes to considering marriage. The fear of making another poor choice and after dating someone for a length of time and then the person decides they want to end the relationship, can lead to emotional anxieties and self-esteem issues. In some cultures, mate selection is done through a bargaining agreement of parents, as witnessed in the Bible. However, in our western world the process is usually different. Most of us would perhaps agree that in today’s society marriage is no longer held in high esteem as in time past. The sacredness and permanenc