Oh, the thought of being in love, the excitement of the proposal, and the preparation and experience of the wedding, followed by a honeymoon! It just makes you smile, doesn’t it? Or does it?
Maybe this was not your experience at all. Maybe you got married in a chapel in Vegas or at the Justice of the Peace, or in your parents’ back yard. Maybe you eloped. We all have a story. Many of our marriages have brought great joy over the years and some of our marriages didn’t last.
You may have gotten a divorce and now, a few years later, you are really longing to be married and spending the rest of your life with someone. You want the companionship, the day to day conversations, the closeness and intimacy and building memories with someone you deeply love. Loneliness is no fun and can bring us to isolation and depression. How do we get started in finding and having a love relationship that could result in saying “I do?”
First of all, take some time to pray and ask the Lord to guide you toward your own healing from past experiences and get the necessary help to find that healing. If you step into another relationship still dealing with past issues, you will bring those issues into it, and chances are you will probably not be successful. Work on yourself first.
On Tuesday, April 25, at 2-3pm, at www.toginet.com, Kris Swiatocho, Director of The Singles Network, will be our guest on Chained No More Talk Radio. Her topic will be “I Am Single, But I Want to Be Married.” She will talk about the concerns and fears singles have when it comes to “looking for someone.” She will talk about singles of all ages and both genders and the different issues with all. She will also share about her new area of ministry called, “Pray for a Mate”, and how it works. Don’t miss it!
Take some time today and evaluate yourself and what you would like to have your future look like. Do you have trust issues, fear, anger, insecurities, abandonment or betrayal issues that haven’t been healed yet. Don’t run down the aisle before seeking healing, so you don’t “make your new love pay for your old love.” Don’t forget to pray!