God chooses your mate for you.
There’s only one right person for you to marry.
Love alone is enough reason to marry.
“Must Haves” in a Potential Mate
We must have spiritual unity.
II Corinthians 6:14-15 (NAS) 14Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? 15Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?
Romans 1:12 (NLT) When we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours.
We must have “life purpose” compatibility.
We must both be emotionally healthy.
A Partial Checklist of Emotional Health
Whoever I marry must have no uncontrolled anger.
Whoever I marry must have no addictions.
Whoever I marry must have no bitterness.
Hebrews 12:15b (NLT) Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.
You don’t marry a person, you marry a family!
Whoever I marry must not be selfish.
Whoever I marry must tell the truth.
Proverbs 20:7 (NLT) The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them.
The starting place is for you to develop the best spiritual life that you could possibly develop!