Also, learn the life skills you'll need, such as budgeting, wise financial planning, home care and repair, nutrition and cooking, clothing care, communication, conflict resolution, how to treat the opposite sex, etc.
What spiritual character traits does God want us to develop?
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"It was not easy at all, but our love for God and one another pulled us through," he said. '" He encouraged those thinking about marriage to get to know each other.
"Even play some type of competitive game in which there is a winner and loser and see how the prospective spouse controls or loses their temper or composure. Observe how the prospective mate handles their relationship with their parents, siblings, friends, etc.
With teamwork and careful planning, however, he explained that they were able to buy and pay for their first home.
Over the years, Ed and Angie Smith survived many other trials that tested their faith and courage. I still remember vividly praying (as best I knew how): 'God, if it is Your will and this is the wife I should have, please let it be.' He graciously answered with the 'best wife in all the world!
Chances are you will be handled in much the same way." Ed Smith summed up his secrets of true love with these Cs: "Commitment, communication, cooperation and compromise for the mutual care and concern of one another is most vital.