When you sign a mortgage, you can’t know for sure that you’ll be employed steadily for the next thirty years, but if the numbers work out and the house you’re buying will consume just 20% of your annual income, that’s a reasonable risk.
If your mortgage would consume 40 to 50% of your income, that’s a foolish risk.
Both people are buying a mortgage, but one is being wise while one is being foolish. Everyone has to risk, but there are wise risks and foolish risks.
If things get passionate, I don’t want to rely on my own will-power; I’m comforted by the fact that God could speak to either of us if my own resolve becomes weak.
Do you want to spend your days with someone who doesn’t take any time to bask in God’s presence, who never lifts you up in prayer, never seeks God’s guidance when they are thinking about your relationship?
It always amazes me when politicians, business and religious leaders seem surprised when a mistress or prostitute “betrays” them by telling all to a newspaper for money.
If a person is willing to betray a marriage, why would they hold a secret as sacred?
When I share things, I want to know that there is more than her own good intentions to keep those things sacred; there is also the conviction of the Holy Spirit.
Do you want to get passionate—or worse, naked—with someone who the Bible says is ruled primarily by their lusts?Do you want to share secrets with someone who doesn’t have the power to forgive, so if the two of you break up and they get angry, they’ll spill all, using gossip as a weapon to get back at you?