I left it out because prearranged marriage, 1) is virtually non-existent in our culture, and 2) avoids the need for most (not all) of these principles. I hear this constantly, and while the concept is fairly straight forward, the implementation of it can be more difficult. In other words, when you know you want to marry a woman, it’s time to begin trying to convince her to marry you.The most practical way to guard your heart in a relationship is by refusing to compromise with point #’s 15 & 16. If she agrees, your relationship status changes from “friend” to “engaged.” Be warned, though.
He has said repeatedly that this is his favourite passage of Scripture…’ (Part 1) Mac Arthur says it is hard to think of a more appalling misuse of Scripture than turning the Song of Solomon into soft porn.Is she the kind of woman you want your sons to marry (because they will)? Everyone, including you, has faults, flaws, and is a work in progress.Would you consider yourself honored to be with her because of how she speaks, carries herself, prays, worships God, makes decisions, serves others, works, and interacts with other men? Is she an unfaithful woman prone to flirt with other men and likely to be an adulteress (Prov. However, because who we marry is the second most important decision we ever make (following who our God is), we must be prayerful, careful, and biblical in our decision.5) As you stand back and objectively consider her, is she like any of the women that Proverbs warns against? And, inviting in godly older people with wisdom to help us make this decision is also crucial.Is she a nagging woman, likened to a dripping faucet (Prov. Is she a loud and overbearing woman who would be exhausting at home and embarrassing in public (Prov. Is she the kind of temperamental and quarrelsome woman that makes it better for you to camp on the roof alone than share a home with her (Prov. Mark Driscoll preached a sermon, entitled ‘Sex, a Study of the Good Bits from Song of Solomon’ in two Scottish churches in 2007. So those of you who would like Jeremiah 29 and God’s plan for your city, raise your hand. [Laughter from audience] Ten reasons on Jesus Christ being God? His book interprets the courtship of the Song of Solomon as providing fascinating scenes and events designed to show the love of Christ for His redeemed people, and their love for Him.