Tikkun America RESTORE Magazine Issue 7 Adar II | March 2022 - Page 14

Your relationship can grow or wither . It is up to you . Commit to continued investment into the relationship including continued romance , time investment , vulnerability , etc . Feel free to go to marriage conferences , seek inner healing , or see counselors every so often . Even the fanciest cars need regular periodic maintenance , and marriages also need continued care .
The seven principles presented in Part 1 and Part 2 are generalized wisdom that can help you go from single to being happily married . My hope is that you are released to actually pursue love instead of being bound by red tape and uncertainty . With that being said , a godly person is aware that in pursuit of a spouse , one or both people can be hurt deeply .
There are dozens of pitfalls in addition to the general storm of emotions , misunderstandings , and confusion . For this reason , get an experienced married couple involved in the process as early as possible . With full transparency to that couple , you will have someone protecting your heart .
With their help , even if you are not compatible , you won ’ t traumatize one another . You will both grow through the experience and be more ready the next time you explore compatibility .
Be free to enjoy the process of pursuit which will inevitably end with a lifetime of love and intimacy beyond anything else on earth .
On that day you will know the amazing fulfillment of God ’ s promise that “ the two shall become one .”
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