Since recently joining the team at BlackLoveAdvice.com, I’ve tried to emphasize my values in the Christian (African Methodist Episcopal denomination) beliefs I was raised with.
To me, faith has always got to be a part of your relationship when you want to happy. At BlackLoveAdvice.com, there are a variety of viewpoints from a diverse number of contributors with different backgrounds, lifestyles, and aspirations.
We like it that way because we want to be set apart from other black-owned digital publications. They all pretty much have different voices on their panel, which share the same view. We know there are people out there who read our content who were raised in the church and still participate in it.
When I came on board, I wanted to reach out to the spiritual part of our audience with useful information about how to find a new love or keep the love with the person you already have going strong. Lots of times, we’ll abandon the things, which can enhance our love and understanding that are right there in The Word.
In this segment on relationship advice, I’ve got five ways that can help you see whether or not your prospective partner is mentally committed and serious about staying that way.
1. Your partner keeps his/her word.
1 John Chapter 2:5 says: “But who so keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.” Can’t get anymore simpler than that ladies. The Scriptures hit the nail on the head with this one.
2. He or she does not act secretive.
Ecclesiastes 12:14 says: “For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.” We all know by way of common sense that everything will be alright if you just keep it honest. What you don’t know WILL hurt you.
3. Your partner is mature and proud of it.
1 Corinthians 13:11 says: “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.” Honey, you can’t raise a man. If you needed to hear K. Michelle’s song before you realized this fact, then baby I feel sorry for you.
4. Your partner does not worship work and makes time for you.
2 Thessalonians 3:11 says: “For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies.” It’s okay to earn your living. The Word also says that if you don’t work, you don’t eat. But please, find a man or woman that knows how to maintain the balance of work and rest. Otherwise, you’ll be seeing that you’re not valued like you think.
5. He or she knows how to work with you to make a team.
Ecclesiastes 4:9 says: “Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor.” In this new age, men and women are so competitive against each other. None of this is good and it is often why divorce rates remain high. The Word clearly keeps us up on game in a way that teaches man and woman to work together. Us ladies can hurt ourselves with this a lot.
In the long and short run, it’s always right to look at how a man or woman stands up for what they believe in. If what a person believes in is positive, you’ve got to make sure that what they do in their personal life lines up with that value. None of us are perfect and none of us have The Lord’s position to judge. But it’s never hard to find what you need to know about your prospective love choice by letting what’s in The Word guide your steps. God bless you all.