And most of you would label me an unfit dad if I disciplined Micah because he didn’t understand something he wasn’t capable of processing. But we must journey on the road to maturity, and while we journey there are marks that help us determine where we are. What makes roller coasters awesome is the constant rise and fall. I have seen too many people live for the mountaintop experience. Mature Christians, however, do not allow the highs and lows of life to impact their walk with God. Oh, yes, they celebrate the mountaintop moments, but they do not rely on those moments to sustain their faith. It is an exhausting mentality where someone lives every day waiting for the next big thing. And as long as God’s got this, there is no reason to freak out.
At the same time, I hold Noah to a higher standard than Micah because Noah is older. I don’t expect Micah to be on Noah’s maturity level, but I also don’t expect Noah to be on Micah’s maturity level. ” Those accomplishments are impressive, but they aren’t necessarily marks of a spiritually mature person. We love the i Phone…until the next year when the new one comes out that is basically the same phone. Similarly, so many people love their church or situation in life…until the church down the road is doing new awesome stuff or until their current situation loses its luster.
Students often ask me and my husband, Shawn, to walk them through premarital counseling or mentoring as part of a program offered at our university. Not all of the couples are engaged; some are merely contemplating marriage.
Is it important for the husband to be the spiritual leader in a marriage, and if yes, does this mean that a Christian woman can only consider marrying a man who is more spiritually mature than she?
I have two boys (Noah and Micah) fifteen months apart.
Yes, the days are non-stop and action-packed, but that’s not the point.
Here is the point: my boys are at different stages in the maturation process.
My oldest son (Noah) can process thoughts and handle tasks that my younger son (Micah) can’t. My favorite part is ascending to the apex, stalling for a moment or two, then taking a free fall only to begin the next ascension. They have an emotional high (conversion experience, weekend retreat, etc.), but when the high wears off, so does their relationship with God. AUDIO VERSION: You Tube Podbean THE PURPOSE OF DATING The purpose of dating is to find a future spouse.As soon as you determine that someone is not the person you want to marry, you should explain this to them in a polite and tactful manner, then stop dating them.No other human relationship will play a more important role in shaping your life than your relationship with your spouse.And yet many premarried couples make the crucial decisions about marriage when their minds are clouded with such powerful emotions that they find it difficult to think straight.So as hard and awkward as breaking up is, you need to rise up and do it.