By: Felecia Mary Snowden
As a little girl I have always known that I wanted to grow up and get married, then have children. I am sure that I am not the only one that feels this way, because of all those times I would see friends, we would play 'house.' One would be the mommy and if there was a boy around, he was the daddy plus the baby doll (or younger sister) was the baby.
God begins to prepare our hearts even as we are really young; so that we can look at our parents for examples and start to imagine our own families, like the one we grow up in. From the moment we are born, until the words; "I Do" come out of our mouths, God is preparing both hearts for each other constantly. Wither the boy is learning how to work hard and support himself or the girl being taught how to cook, clean and take care of a family.
Being prepared isn't only about learning things physically but also mentally, emotionally and Spiritually. Preparing emotionally, and spiritually for your future partner can be one of most important things, one can do! Being pure is one of them, not only physically but mentally, keeping everything you have thought and will think under control and completely pure. [Philippians 2:5] Just knowing that God can see every thought should be enough!
Becoming spiritually prepared is also key. Prayer- partners is one element of foundation to any relationship/marriage. Through every stage in life that one person, will be the one that you will pray with, for every situation.
It has always been an amazing thing to me knowing that God is preparing my future husband to deal with Felecia! All my weird quirks and habits, God is making him so that we will be able to work as one. Also the Lord is shaping me to be able to live with him and support him through anything.
Right now, God is shaping everyone's future spouse to fit together perfectly with every characteristic and unique personality! So that one day when we are getting to know someone or get married the two, will fit like puzzle pieces perfectly made for each other.