or just a tick?
Matters of the heart are very important for a lot of women...usually, it's about how we feel.
I'm sure this has something to do with the fact that Woman was created using Adam's rib.*
For some of us women/ladies, when considering & deciding on who our future husband will be (whether or not we have more than one suitor) it's all about how romantic the suitor is. Hence the basis of this post - which is specially for those ladies who are yet-to-be married. Marriage is wonderful when you're married to the right Christian person if you're one.
Yes, it is wonderful to have a romantic Christian man as your husband - I know because I'm blessed that my husband is first a Christian and then rather romantic - a rare specie I agree. However, ladies, you really need to be careful that a man who is acting romantic when courting you is not really a tick - yes that insect that sticks to one and sucks one's blood.
I know a lot of people - men and women alike - like to use St Valentine's Day as a marker.
Yes as the day they proposed (men) or were proposed to (women) - found or were found.**
Ladies: With the treats and treatment you may get today, do not get carried away with them.
If you're not yet married and St Valentine's Day (also referred to as the Lovers' Day) is that important to you, I'd recommend that you set it apart as a day to truly seek the face of the Lord - and trust His guidance lest you settle for a seemingly romantic man who is really a tick.
Sadly, a lot of ladies are very gulible (and some are desperate) and would give almost any and everything (even their bodies) for or to a man who makes them feel precious. Irrespective of what people may say, you are very precious - otherwise God would not have sent His only Son - Jesus - to die for our sins - what love. No man can give you more than God has given and continues to give you. Whatever you do, don't give your body to any man before marriage. If a man is truly romantic and not a tick, he will not want your body before he is joined to you in marriage before God - that shows he loves God and it's the best foundation for a successful marriage.
Pauline Thomason is so right in saying that: "Love is blind - marriage is the eye-opener."
One of the best pieces of advice I've heard about marriage was from Benjamin Franklin:
"Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half shut afterwards."
Yes - look before you leap. Please don't get carried away with seemingly romantic men - if a man wants a really deep relationship with you, how deep is his relationship with God?
References:* Gen 2: 20-25 - And Adam gave names to all the livestock and to the birds of the air and to every [wild] beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found a helper meet (suitable, adapted, complementary) for him. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam; and while he slept, He took one of his ribs or a part of his side and closed up the [place with] flesh. And the rib or part of his side which the Lord God had taken from the man He built up and made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. Then Adam said, This [creature] is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of a man. Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall become united and cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.And the man and his wife were both naked and were not embarrassed or ashamed in each other’s presence. (Amplified)
** Prov 18:22 - The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the Lord. (NLT)