There's nothing worse than building a relationship with someone only to discover, it's not going anywhere.
If you recognize these red flags it might be time to ask yourself, is this the woman God has for me?
But in practice, it isn't what we many of us do, and understandably so: Calling the whole thing off is difficult, painful, and risky.
Jennifer Gauvain, a licensed social worker and coauthor of How Not to Marry the Wrong Guy, recently reported in the Huffington Post's "Divorce" section that 30 percent of the nearly 1,000 divorced women she surveyed admitted to marrying despite serious doubts they had about their relationships long before the wedding day.
The beautiful thing about slowly moving together is that the risk of becoming completely heartbroken is dramatically lessened because we are allowing commitment and trust to dictate the pace of our passion.
So…are you a Lion, Otter, Golden Retriever, or Beaver?However, his ambiguity threaded throughout his book actually does more harm than good. I committed to reading this book from cover to cover and as Stanley jumped head first into debunking myths like “maybe a baby will help?” I wanted to apply the brakes and demand a wiser starting point.Undoubtedly, he has provided Bible-based premarital and martial counseling to thousands of struggling couples.But instead of pastoral counseling, readers are offered endless clichés like, “the ,” “your relationship will never be healthier than you,” and “fix your pet, not your partner.” Stanley does expound on his amusing sound bites, but prefers to draw from clever anecdotes and humorous stories rather than Scripture.