Stop Test Driving Your Girlfriend

8 02 2008

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I stumbled across an interesting article on Boundless this afternoon and thought I’d share it with the rest of you.  It’s entitled “Stop Test Driving Your Girlfriend” and it’s written specifically to men, but the principles brought up in the article still apply to both men and women in relationships. 

Here’s an excerpt:

“How do I know if she’s the one?”

I can’t think of a question I encounter more often among single Christian men. The point of the question is clear enough. But a rich irony dwells beneath the question. In a culture that allows us to choose the person we’re going to marry, no one wants to make the wrong choice. Especially if, as Christians, we understand that the choice we make is a choice for life.

The question is not merely ironic. If what you’re after is a marriage that will glorify God and produce real joy for you and your bride, it’s also the wrong question. That’s because the unstated goal of the question is “How do I know if she’s the one … for me.”

Excerpt from Stop Testy Driving Your Girlfriend by Michael Lawrence

You can read the full article here:

http://www.boundless.org/2005/articles/a0001306.cfm

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11 02 2008
“Stop Test-Driving Your Girlfriend” « Nicklebee Notes

[…] Faith and Life and Living Tags: dating, godly marriage, marriage, relationships Kelsey posted a link and an excerpt to this outstanding article on finding “the one”.  It is […]

12 02 2008
Alana

Thanks for the comment! I was in Taiwan for 3 weeks on a mission trip working with children 6-12 or so. I had a wonderful time and saw God do some great things!
I think you have a great blog, keep up the good work!
-alana

14 02 2008
Bethany Roberts

Dear Kelsey,
Thanks a lot for the comment you left on my blog. Sometimes it is difficult to be pure in world that isn’t. I think you website is a great idea.
Bethany

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