We all love the sparkle and mystery of love.  It’s the sheer excitement at the possibility that he could be the one.  Even vicariously we enjoy the emotional rush from the so-predictable Hallmark movie.  Somewhere in our thoughts we imagine being treasured, loved passionately and known by someone we can trust into the curves and crevices of our souls.  

Still, our reality may look more like a messy farmyard in comparison to the rose-scented romantic scenes.  Year after year, you’re asked, “So when are you going to settle down and get married?” Don’t trip over those familiar interrogative conversations. Until I do…there are many absolutely necessary things for you to do.  After all, you should get marry with your eyes on forever, even in a divorce-riddled world.  So, before meeting Mr. Right, it’s time to become Ms. Right.  You’re looking forward to marrying someone of sound character, emotionally healthy and strong enough to handle life’s curve-balls. 

(Gen 2:24 KJV)  This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.

It is a thing of beauty when two whole persons choose to become one in marriage.  However, it is another thing when broken persons enter marriage to find their salvation and have their needs met therein.  So… Until I do…the work begins on becoming whole through confronting the unresolved issues of the heart.  Some of these issues may need to be talked through with a friend/counselor or prayed through with a sincere heart, but a confrontation is needed.  Barring this confrontation, these issues cross the threshold of marriage and could one day impact your children.  Until I do…promise to start the process of dealing with you!