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Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives.”

that even if some do not obey the word

It is not God’s will that Christians marry non Christians (I Cor 7:39; II Cor. 6;14-28).  The reason for this is conflict of end values.  A marriage works best when the couple share end values such as how a person becomes a Christian or how to raise children. 

PRINCIPLE: 

Christians should not marry those who do not know Christ personally because this is a conflict of values.

APPLICATION: 

The biblical principles for selection of a mate:

    • do not marry a non-Christian (I Co. 7:39; 9:5; II Cor. 6:14-18)
    • do not marry an immature person; avoid teenage marriages
    • do not marry on rebound
    • do not marry because of social pressures such as an unhappy home life or my friends are getting married
    • do not marry for sex; sex is not love but an expression of love
    • women should not marry until they can follow the leadership of their husband
    • do not marry until communication systems are established
    • do not marry for status or a life-time meal ticket, for success or desire for travel
    • do not marry the knight in shinning armor; find out what the person is truly like
    • do not stuff another person into your mold hoping that they will change into what you want them to be
    • do not think of marriage as a panacea to resolve your problems
    • do not marry because you love children; children do not hold a marriage together
    • do not marry without a great sense of commitment to working through the problems
    • do not marry a person who is there for you during a problem in your life
    • do not marry with the attitude that if it doesn’t work I can get out of it
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