I entered the church that evening with God’s peace inspiring my steps.If you are dating someone seriously, how peaceful do you feel when you think about marrying that person?Yet many times in our marriage I have felt the distinct urge to wash the dishes for her. Jesus created an impulse within my heart to love Ashley in this way.On other occasions, Christ has prompted me to spontaneously clean Ashley’s car, compliment her, or stop what I was doing and hold her after she had had a bad day.For example, I have never enjoyed washing dishes, and Ashley dislikes doing laundry.
Likewise, He can inspire Ashley to support me when I need encouragement.He wants you to give your heart to someone on the basis of character and passionate sacrificial love. This question pertains to the most important aspect of your relationship—the spiritual.To help you assess if your relationship contains these elements, consider the following eight questions before you get engaged. If you or your date does not know Jesus as the primary Source of love, then you will try to manipulate love from one another.When I have acted upon those urges, Ashley has often exclaimed, “How did you know what I needed?
I never hinted or asked you to do those things.” I knew what Ashley needed because Christ motivated me.Committing your heart to someone is a huge decision.