Reading scriptures while dating
What spiritual character traits does God want us to develop?
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Galatians -23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. These and other spiritual characteristics provide us with a lifetime goal for growth.
But my dishonesty made me miserable and filled my days with frustration. My strength evaporated like water on a sunny day until I finally admitted all my sins to You and stopped trying to hide them.
I said to myself, 'I will confess them to the Lord.' And You forgave me! Now I say that each believer should confess his sins to God when he is aware of them, while there is time to be forgiven. You are my hiding place from every storm of life; You even keep me from getting into trouble!
They met when they were freshmen and started dating their senior year. Of course, the couple didn't want to be separated, so Angie traveled with him as much as possible.
Thinking back to those early years Ed says, "Obviously, the early portion of married life can be a 'testing time'—letting your thoughts, moods, emotions and plans blend into a harmonious unit [in an effort] to become truly synergistic.
Planning and doing things together is very necessary.
We never wanted to be apart—where one went, the other wanted to go. I often tell my wife: 'Honey, when I married you 55 years ago—I thought I loved you, and now 55 years later—I know I love you.' Remain the best of friends and always be faithful to each other," he said.
Having to leave my bride of just over a year behind, while serving in the military at the Nuremberg Trials in Germany, was a sad time." Finding a job just after World War II was not easy either, and there was very little pay in those days.
With teamwork and careful planning, however, he explained that they were able to buy and pay for their first home.
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He blesses this union in marriage, and He teaches us in the Bible many things we can do to prepare for a successful and happy marriage.