5 People You Should Marry

When we think about the word love, we often associate it with feelings of chemistry and sexual pleasure. While it’s important to be physically attracted to your partner, the truth of the matter is that even with physical attraction intact, the feelings of “being in love” come and go because ultimately, loving someone is not about feeling, it’s about commitment and choice. A choice to be patient, kind, selfless, forgiving, gracious, humble and loyal until the end (1 Corinthians 13). When you meet someone who displays the ACTIONS of love, you’ve met a person worth holding onto.

We tend to get caught up, stressed out and freaked out trying to find this person who will be “the one.” But as you open your heart and life to the people God brings your way, remember that a healthy relationship isn’t about a magical moment, a spotlight from heaven or even a “gut feeling”—it’s about finding someone who fits with your life, your heart and your spirit: the five people you need in life, all rolled into one.

Debra Fileta is a Professional Counselor, national speaker and author of the book True Love Dates: Your Indispensable Guide to Finding the Love of Your Life.You may also recognize her voice from her 100+ articles at Relevant Magazine or Crosswalk.com! She’s also the creator of this True Love Dates Blog, where she writes candidly about dating, relationships and how to find true love! Connect with her on Facebook or Twitter

Additional Resources:

1. Want the nitty-gritty details of our love story? Curious as to how you’ll recognize a healthy relationship in your own life? Check out my book True Love Dates: Your Indispensable Guide to Finding the Love of Your Life! Plus, get the Top 25 Dating Questions of All-Time answered in Section 4!!

2. The #1 Mistake singles reported making last year was not taking a risk to start a relationship! Why do Christians tend to be so passive when it comes to relationships? Join hundreds of other singles and take a course that will teach you the top lessons I’ve learned in my career as a Relationship Counselor, and totally change your love-life in 21 days! Learn more: 21-Day Program to Jump Start Your Love-Life!  

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Debra Fileta is a Professional Counselor, speaker, and author of True Love Dates: Your Indispensable Guide to Finding the Love of Your Life, where she writes candidly about love, dating, and relationships. She’s also the creator of this True Love Dates Blog! Connect with her on Facebook or Twitter!