Marriage is serious. God takes it seriously, and so should we. But in an age where weddings take up more conversation time than marriage itself, it’s easy to jump into an engagement on a wave of infatuation without asking some hard questions.
In the church, marriage is sometimes used as a “solution” for sexually immoral couples – even though marriage won’t fix a struggle with lust. Other times engagement happens as the natural next step for a couple who’ve been together for years, but haven’t evaluated the true state of their relationship. Christian marriage is a picture of the gospel and as such, should not be taken lightly. God wants the best for His children, and He gives us guidance in order to find His will. Sometimes that guidance comes in the form of warning signs: signs we shouldn’t say “I do” after all. Here are ten things that should make you pause before getting engaged or married.
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