1. His Faith
He has a passion for Christ.
Remember he’s not perfect, but who is?
He may not have everything all together, but you see him as a mighty man of God and a King.
You’re not unequally yoked. When it comes to your relationship, God is first. Your partner respects your morals and values and doesn’t try to force or encourage you to stray away from them.
This is someone you can see yourself marrying. He is someone who will encourage and instill the Christ-like values in your children.
2. You trust him
I have come to realize that trust goes well beyond cheating.
Do you trust your significant partner with your life?
Do you trust his judgement on important issues?
Are you comfortable sharing your goals, dreams and vision with him, no matter how far fetched they may seem, and more importantly, do you trust that he will support you in any way that he can?
Are you open to his views and hopes for the future as well?
Think of trust like the foundation of the life you are building together…if it’s shaky, everything else will be too . Trust is very necessary in a relationship.
3. He accepts you… Flaws and all
Are you able to be your authentic self 24/7 with him?
We’re talking bad days, good days, and yep, anyday
He accepts you for who you are right now, not who he wants you to be and he never tries to change you. He respects you and everything you stand for. Your past may not be a pretty one, but he encourages you to share your testimonies. He doesn’t try to silence you neither does he tries to be ashamed of you or your testimonies.
We all have those sides to ourselves that we might not be too proud of, things we’d rather hide, and maybe even a slew of annoying habits, but you should never have to fake it in a relationship. You’ll know he is the one if he does not only sticks around through it all, but falls in love with you even more in spite of it all.
4. He’s your best friend
The best marriages are the ones where the couple would count their partner as not only a partner, but their best friend as well.
They don’t just love each other…they like each other. A lot. Yes I say Love and Likeness is very important in relationship
This simply means that he’s the first person you call when you need to talk something out or have big news to share.
Additionally, it means that you genuinely enjoy spending time together.
5. Communication is Key
This means that the two of you know how to respectfully disagree with one another and nip it in the bud.
You can tell each other the truth in a loving manner and be heard. You may not always like it, but you respect it.
The both of you love each other enough to move beyond your disagreements in a mature manner and you are able to forgive quickly.
6. You can see yourself submitting to him
Although the Bible makes it clear that we are to submit to our husbands, many women struggle in this area.
But I’ve noticed that one of the most common reasons why women of today have a problem with submitting to their husbands is “they don’t think their husbands are capable to lead”.
This is the main reason we are not to be unequally yoked before entering a marriage.
We should marry someone we can trust. It is surprising to know how many women enter marriage with a man they know they don’t trust.
The issues you were comfortable dealing with in your dating relationship, will be the same issues you get comfortable dealing with in your marriage.
Don’t get married with the assumption that marriage will fix all of the problems that are already there in your relationship.