After all, seems to want most of us to be married (Genesis ; Proverbs ; 1 Corinthians 7:2, 9). The reality is that good, Christ-exalting relationships very often fail before the ceremony, never to be recovered romantically.
The pain cuts deeper and lingers longer than most pain young people have felt in their lives. It’s one of the hardest things for me to write or speak about: the pain of intimacy that fell short of matrimony.
Breakups in the church are painful and uncomfortable, and many of us have or will walk this dark and lonely road. God engineered romance to express itself in fidelity and loyalty — in oneness (Genesis ; Matthew 19:9; 1 Corinthians 7:2–13).
While they faced naysayers in the spotlight, behind the scenes, the two became a family with help from a furry friend.
"Chance made us a family…he and Aaron have changed my life in every way.
Now, you’re back at square one in the quest for marriage, and it feels lonelier than square one, and further from the altar, because of all you’ve spent and lost.
No one begins dating someone hoping to break it off someday.
The wiring in most of us has us longing for the wedding day.