I noticed in my stash of articles to check out that I had a bunch saved that could be grouped under the heading ‘advice for young people’. Mostly pertaining to friendships and dating, preparing for marriage..with some general advice thrown in.
What you won’t find here, I should warn, are lists of 5 things to look for in a potential husband/wife. Can I say…I haaaaate those posts. I’ll tell you why after I pose this one simple question: How many of you were spiritually mature, had it all together, and were a titan of the faith when you were 19-22 years of age.
Listen, I get that we want to encourage young people to look for a spouse who is a God-honoring person, someone who is Biblically like-minded and seeking to live a life for the Lord. Those things matter. A lot! But it seems to me that these lists describe someone who is in their 40’s and has lived a life of faith and growth, not someone who is at the start of their path of Spiritual growth.
And there’s my 2 cents.
Here’s what I’ve been reading: