For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror.
Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.
What does God require and want from you in marriage?
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!
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During Bible times, arranged marriages were common, so our modern method of choosing a mate is not discussed in the Bible.
"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.