However, a husband is responsible to lead his wife in sanctification, as this verse explains with the imagery of Christ and His bride.If a man cannot do that, he is not ready to be a husband.If there is always that possibility, then you must ask yourself whether this person has the qualities you will need in a husband. Ask yourself these questions: How strong is his relationship with Jesus Christ? How passionate is he about reading God’s Word, prayer, and fellowship with other believers in a biblically solid church? However, in Ephesians Paul compares a husband’s role toward his wife with that of Christ’s role toward His Bride, the Church, “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, the she might be holy and without blemish,” (Ephesians -27, emphasis mine).Christ’s role and a husband’s role do differ because only Christ alone can truly cleanse us.For me in particular, the whole area of love and relationships is one that I wish I could go back and “tweak”.
She’s also the creator of this True Love Dates Blog! 2: You find your relationship takes a nosedive right into physical/sexual intimacy and then tends to revolve around being intimate whenever you’re together. 3: You find yourself talking about really deep things before you’ve even had a chance to talk about the basics. 4: You just recently got out of an “intense” relationship and now you find yourself in another one. 5: You spend time talking about the future/marriage/children. 6: You find your relationships with your friends and family slipping away because you’re so consumed with your dating relationship. 7: You find yourself with a high level of trust, before trust has actually had a chance to be earned. 8: You have a history of moving too fast in relationships. 9: You start planning ahead and making “big life decisions together,” yet haven’t had enough time together to share the “small things” of life. 10: You jump right into meeting friends and family before you’ve really had a chance to get to know one another. 11: You tend to be blind to their faults, flaws and weaknesses—even when other people might bring them to your attention. 12: You’ve dropped the “love” word within the first few months.Remember, love isn’t a feeling—it’s a commitment made up by a series of actions. 13: You find yourselves planning over-the-top romantic experiences involving a lot of money, a lot of intimacy or a lot of time together.Not sure if it was my frizzy hair or bad make-up that attracted him (you ever look back at those pictures and wonder how you ever walked out of the house looking like that?
) Anyway, it was a sweet gesture from a decent young man, but to be frank, I wasn’t interested.This consumer mentality applies to everything from the technology we get caught up in, to the food we consume, and even the relationships we get involved in.