Short time dating before marriage
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When I have acted upon those urges, Ashley has often exclaimed, “How did you know what I needed?
And God has actually given us his Spirit…so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us.… Jesus can work through your heart and mind to direct you toward a good relationship and dissuade you from a bad one.
I entered the church that evening with God’s peace inspiring my steps.
If you are dating someone seriously, how peaceful do you feel when you think about marrying that person?
In my mind, I would have been a fool not to marry Ashley.
Yet so many people questioned my composure that I began to worry whether something was wrong with me.
Committing your heart to someone is a huge decision.
If you choose poorly, you could suffer years of heartache or wind up abused or divorced.
For example, I have never enjoyed washing dishes, and Ashley dislikes doing laundry.
Therefore, we agreed that I would wash and fold our laundry and she would wash the dishes. Trust me, I know this desire didn’t come from me because I hate scrubbing dirty plates.
Yet many times in our marriage I have felt the distinct urge to wash the dishes for her. Jesus created an impulse within my heart to love Ashley in this way.
On other occasions, Christ has prompted me to spontaneously clean Ashley’s car, compliment her, or stop what I was doing and hold her after she had had a bad day.
I suddenly became anxious about not feeling nervous.