2 Corinthians 6:14

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?

As the days are getting longer and the weather is becoming warmer, it won’t be long until the annual Member/Guest tournaments. There are many qualities for a partner to consider: someone who is a long driver of the golf ball, someone who has a stellar short game, or someone you can stand to be around for ten plus hours over the span of two days. The right partner can make or break your happiness and chances for success. Choosing partners in life has much bigger consequences whether we are successful in life or not. The Bible tells us what characteristics to consider when choosing a spouse. We are not to be equally yoked. A saved person is advised not to marry an unsaved person. Why would you? Marriage may be an earthly contract, but most importantly, it is a covenant made before God. Why would Christian want to enter into a spiritual partnership with a person who cannot contribute anything to your spiritual welfare? A marriage inevitably will experience trials, adversity, and valleys in which the couple will have to draw upon a spiritual foundation and Bible principles to conquer. Non-Christians are incapable and unwilling to use these resources for reconciliation. Our society teaches if our spouse is not meeting our needs in some facet of life, the marriage needs to be ended. There is no value in any commitment in our society, whether it be written or done with a handshake. My prayer is to value the relationship I have with my spouse. It requires nurturing and work to be successful. No other facet of our life is successful without work and commitment, thus, why should marriage be any different? I pray for the vision and Christ-centered unity to make each other stronger and equipped for the successes of life spreading of the gospel as a team!

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