The right one together dating

We first started to converse one day in the cafeteria lunch line—Bible college students from the same hometown.

It was not a star-struck, “love at first sight,” enamored moment, à la Hollywood style, but over the weeks as we became friends, attraction was in action, and by the end of the semester, we were dating. For me (Mike), the question loomed: Is she the one?

God always brings couples together with refinement in mind.

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Can you ever really know whether you’ve met “the one”?

Unfortunately, there isn’t a foolproof litmus test, but you can be fairly confident in your relationship if you notice these nine signs that are characteristic of a really special connection between two people. What people may not realize is that if they are waiting for true happiness in their relationship, then they are in the wrong relationship.

While for me this was a very narrow and specific criterion, a wider principle can be stated thusly: Is the person you are considering as a lifelong partner a person of vision, and is that vision compatible with yours?

Beyond a particular ministry assignment, we are all called to the vision of becoming Christ-like: to be “transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory” (2 Cor. This is “Vision 101” and serves as a foundation for all of life’s aspirations, whether in the home, church, or workplace.

You never have to try to impress “The One” because you’ve already done that by just being you.

3) You Manage Conflict Well Let’s say we have two couples that have been together for the same amount of time. Couple B has never argued in the history of their relationship.

Both people feel that once the obstacle is removed, they’ll be truly content together. We know it sounds pretty cliché, but like all clichés, it’s true.

The One’s” admiration of you is so powerful that it’s almost as if he or she is awestruck by your very presence. She finds you smart, sexy, fun to be with, and so on.

Once over the threshold, we turn and see a banner that reads, “Predestined and foreordained from the foundation of the world.” God knew who your choice would be, and now it’s a covenant pact for life.

In our premarital manual, , we recommend couples consider fifteen potential caution flags.

Order your copy of the book Mike and Anne Rizzo have been in pastoral ministry for over 30 years and currently serve as directors of Marriage and Family Ministries at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City.

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