How To Tell If He Is The One

Deciding who to marry is one of the most important decisions a woman will ever make in her life. Taking the time to think about what is desired in a marriage, and knowing the qualities in a mate that would enhance your life is well worth the effort. First, it makes you more focused in the selection process so you can identify what you want. Second, it keeps you from pursuing relationships with individuals who do not meet your qualifications. Knowing what you want (and do not want) beforehand helps to avoid making poor, emotionally driven decisions. Let’s be honest. Irrational emotional decisions lead to most of the relationship disasters we experience. Too many women blindly run into relationships with men only to find out too late that they are completely incompatible. Women can set themselves up for success and stop wasting precious time by working smarter, not harder.

So women, what should we be looking for? What criteria should we use when evaluating a potential suitor who just may become a mate? There are core essentials that every woman should look for because they are the foundation of any successful relationship. The criteria listed below is not for the casual dater or faint at heart. This list is for women who are seriously ready for marriage and want to ensure they are making the wisest decisions possible.

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5 Things You Should Know About Marriage

Last week I heard on the radio that our cars have arrows beside the gas symbol on our dashboards to show us which side has the gas tank. I thought to myself, ‘Well, that knowledge would have prevented several irritating episodes at the pump!”. I’m sure it’s happened to us all at some point, right? We find out that tricky situations could have been avoided with a little extra knowledge. That’s where I got the idea for this blog post.

I’ve talked to a lot of married women over the years and believe it or not, most of the challenges we all face are the same.  How well we overcome those challenges and build strong marriages is another story. So, today I’m going to share 7 things we should all know about marriage to make our lives better.

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What’s Really Important?

We were so blessed to spend the weekend with family and friends celebrating birthdays and Father’s Day. It was absolutely amazing to get together and laugh loudly about nothing, take funny pictures, and catch up with everyone. Honestly, its something that we just don’t do enough. Too often, the busy-ness of life pushes out the most important things to make room for the urgent things. We begin putting off those family dinners and trips to the lake until ‘later’. Unfortunately, many times ‘later’ becomes ‘never’  and we fall into the habit of prioritizing the wrong things. In the long run, we could end up with regret because of the moments lost with those precious people closest to us. Let’s re-focus, re-prioritize, and re-commit to making time for our families, spouses, friends. Plan that vacation that’s been put off for years. Make time today to call a parent, read with a child, catch up with a friend or have dinner alone with your spouse. Building loving relationships is the most important thing we can ever do to improve our lives and the lives of those dearest to us. The email can wait until tomorrow.

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