There have been times where I’ll read my bible and nothing speaks to me, I’m not inspired, encouraged or moved. I still feel just as bad as before I read it. And I honestly think a lot of people feel like that and that’s OK.
There is a lot of advice floating around in literature, various social circles and the church on how to find love. I used to be an avid consumer of relationship literature however, I am afraid we have taken a lot of this secular and non-secular relationship advice as the Gospel Truth, overlooking the fact that God has an individual plan for everybody that also includes an individual love story.
I’ve had a lot of experience with pain in my life; more than some people, less than others. Pain is an unavoidable part of the human experience. In some form or fashion we’ve all hurt.
If you are like I used to be at one time you may not know much of what to look for in a dating partner or a spouse. Though I’ll admit I’m still finding my way, I do have specific things I look for now to help me in navigating dating relationships.