Choosing a marriage partner is a most serious matter, perhaps the most serious decision you will ever make in your life since your partner an cause you either to be successful or to fail miserably, in the tests of this life and, consequently, in the Here- after. This decision needs to be made with utmost care and caution, repeatedly seeking guidance from your Lord.


The Lord knows all about you, and has planned your destiny and your partner for you. Be sure that He will bring you together when the time is right.

You just have to be patient and loving and let God do His work in His time. So many marriages have broken because the partners are in such haste that they don’t take time to make such
vital checks and rush into things. Don’t add yourself to the list of marriage casualties because you couldn’t take time or were too desperate for marriage to find out about or get to know the person with whom you plan to spend the rest of your life.
Remember, marriage is not just for today or tomorrow but for life, and for the primary purpose of building a family.

The biblical strategy for choosing a life partner is to seek God’s will in prayer and then trust Him to lead. His Word says, “. . . in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6).

It is your choice, but please remember to always make God part of your decisions. You may be pleasantly surprised where He leads you in your faith, in your choice of a mate, and in all your relationships. I pray you find the happiness God gives us in loving a spouse who also loves Him.

Except from “How to choose a Right Life Partner?” by J. Mathew