Finding that special someone isn’t as simple as it used to be. But with dating sites it’s become easy. Online dating has become the norm because it’s so easy and affordable, and you’re basically guaranteed to have dating for marriage.
If you’re looking to meet someone special and get married, you should sign up for a relationship-oriented dating site. Here are some important tips for dating for marriage to help you take that first step to your romantic story.
Share a vision and a dream
While dating, you must both understand the non-negotiables in your relationship and agree on them.
Take personal inventory
When you’re dating and considering marriage, a good introspective look will only help prepare you. Will you ever be perfect? No. But that’s not the goal. The goal is count the cost of marriage and make sure you understand the weight of covenant. Marriage is wonderful, but it’s not all sunshine and rainbows! Like all relationships, it’s messy. Do you understand what lifetime commitment really means? And do you understand the true definition of love?
You will never be fully ready for marriage – no amount of “how-to”s or tips will prepare you – but you can count the cost.
Surround yourself with good advisers
When dating, it’s VITAL that you surround yourself with honest, godly counsel. Good advisers will have your best interest in mind. If you’re in a relationship and everyone around you – your pastors, mentors, friends, and family – is throwing up red flags, it’s time to listen up. What are they seeing that you can’t?
Conversely, if people around you give you their blessing, you can move forward with knowing you’ve received godly counsel.
Inspect your foundation
Your marriage must have a strong foundation. Attraction may bring you and your future spouse together, but only love will keep you together.
Focus on the important, flex everywhere else
When dating and considering a marriage, emphasize what matters most and be flexible everywhere else. Don’t over-emphasize surface qualities in your significant other. Those things can and will change. But the deeper qualities – faith, personality, sense of humor, etc – will endure for a lifetime.