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Do I exercise self control? -- Galatians 5: 19, 20.
One who cannot control his temper is a dangerous person. He can be violent, and may even kill before realizing it. Would you like to marry and end up in jail for murder? -- Ephesians 4: 26.
Questions to ask of your prospective mate.
Let's say he is a male, although some of these questions may well apply to a female. What would you want of your male partner?
Does he have a good reputation? -- Philippines 2: 19: 22.
Yes, way a man is viewed by others, including those under his authority will enable you to know kind of reputation that he has. Unfortunately, most good women marry bad men. -- See 1 Samuel 25: 3, 23 --25
Does he have good morals?
Find out if man you intend to marry is pretentious. Perhaps he wants to get you just to satisfy his sexual desires. Such persons think of themselves first. They do not even fear God.
Does he treat me kindly? -- Ephesians 5: 28, 29.
A kind husband would treat his wife in a kind manner. He trusts and praise his wife; he is not excessively jealous and is moderate in his expectations of her. Would that not be how you want your future husband to treat you?
Does he respect his family members?
Also find out how your prospective mate treats his parents and relatives. If he is rude to his family members, then you should expect trouble from him. But if he is respectful and obedient to his parents, then expect him to treat you lovingly after marriage.
Does he allow anger to control his life?
Many families have been ruined by violence. So if your prospective mate is given to fits of anger, that is a clear indication of danger. A woman who marries such a man will be subject to verbal and physical abuse. Do you call that marriage?
Does he have right goals?
Find out if your future mate has attainable or visionary life goals. For example, does he want to be a millionaire? Will it do him good? Or is it his goal to serve God?
So above questions will help you to scrutinize your mate in order for you to find out if such one has qualities that are needed to make a successful marriage. Try to look beyond wedding day. For you are going to live with this person all days of your life.
But now, how can you have a successful courtship?
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To be continued
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