Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Choosing Wisely Before Marriage...

Till Death Do Us Part by Edmund Blair Leighton

"There must be a wise choosing before marriage, or it may be impossible to make a happy home. At few points in life is divine guidance more severely needed than when the question of marriage is decided. A mistake then will cast its shadows down all the years to the close of life. Many a career is blighted by a foolish marriage. Wedded happiness depends greatly on reverent, prayerful, deliberate, wise choosing before marriage."

The HUSBAND has his part. He must be a good man. Not every man who marries thinks of the responsibility he assumes when he takes a young girl away from the shelter of father-love and mother-love—the softest, warmest nest in the world, and leads her into a new home, where henceforth his love is to be her only shelter. Well may the woman say as she goes to the marriage altar–

"Before I trust my fate to you,
Or place my hand in thine;
Before I let your future give
Color and form to mine;
Before I peril all to thee,
Question your soul tonight for me.

Does there within your dimmest dreams
A possible future shine
Wherein your life could henceforth breathe
Untouched, unshared by mine?
If so, at any pain or cost,
Oh, tell me before all is lost."

~ J.R. Miller, Secrets of Happy Home Life
"The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord."
~ 1 Corinthians 7:39


For further reading on this subject,
you may be interested in Waiting for Shem, Ham & Japheth.


2 comments:

  1. Absolutely! Our society won't be facing hihger divorce rate if we did use wise decisions. I hope you are doing well my friend.

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    1. What is sad though is that many young ladies aren't taught this...

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