Monday, March 10, 2014

Finding a spouse of good character

Recently I had lunch after a church service where I had observed two new sets of parents who were fussing and looking after their individual new born child. Both babies were barely three months old. 

The mothers were trying to finish lunch whilst at the same time breast feeding the babies. After which, the fathers took their turn and pushed the baby prams back and forth in an attempt to rock the babies to sleep.

When I reflected upon this observation with a mate of mine, she stated that I am actually fortunate to have the opportunity in the last few months to have observed both bad, and good examples of couples who have worked together to look after a new born child. 

Sometimes as singles, we look for a partner with probably the thought that having someone who is youthful looking and faithful is adequate. 

Yet when parenthood comes upon us, it reveals the test of character of both partners. This is seen in their looking after the offspring, sustaining the relationship between both partners, and the commitment to do both.

This mate also reflected that for her, she was doing fairly well in her job, didn't have much financial issues in her life, and thought that finding a man who will be faithful will be adequate enough to meet her needs. 

Yet foresight is always better than hindsight. 

An individual who is struggling financially will always try to look for a partner who is able to assist in the household expenses. 

An individual who doesn't have many struggling needs on the other hand may not realise the need for other facets in the partners' character which may make or break the marriage till it's too late!

Marriage is and should be a lifelong commitment. Think deeply and analyse the character of the partner you will choose to be your spouse. 

Let this be a reminder to all those who are still single, and also currently in relationships preparing to move into the next step.

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