The world teaches that you are supposed to put your kids and your parents before your spouse. We are so quick to say I believe the Lord has given me this person. If the person is not Christian, then the Lord didn’t give you that person. Many people get into relationships and when they break up they find out that they were not really in love. In a relationship you both are going to learn from each other, but the woman takes the submissive role and the man takes the leadership role. Is he living in godliness and seeking to obey the Word? The last thing that I want to talk about is guarding your own heart. When you fail at guarding your heart, you start thinking “maybe she’s the one” or “maybe he’s the one.” Everyone that you see and meet becomes the potential “one.” This is dangerous because it can easily create pain and hurt if it doesn’t work out.
Even though we had both committed not to say “I love you” until we meant it the 1 Corinthians 13 way (a fact written into our wedding vows), we said we loved one another much quicker than the average couple. We counseled one another through some very difficult seasons. If you uphold purity in your relationship, any love you give can still serve God’s kingdom.
She watches over the activities of her household and is never idle.”There might be some areas where you have to talk to them or God has to change about them, but once again the person should be godly.
She opens her mouth with wisdom and loving instruction is on her tongue.
Though our eight-day “I love you” would be too soon for other couples, it was guided by the following principles.
Wherever you’re at in your own relationship, use these same principles to guide the timing of those three little words.