How to Choose the Right Spouse (101)

Step 1: Know what to Look For.

Step 2: Know what’s at Stake.

Step 3: Choose Prayerfully.

The 3 C's of Spouse Selection

  1. Christ

    Proverbs 19:14 - House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.

  2. Character

    Proverbs 31:10 - An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.

  3. Counsel

    Proverbs 15:22 - Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.

Appendix A: Am I a Wise Choice?

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Small Group Questions ­(Whole Group):
Read Proverbs 12:4

  1. How would you instruct a teenager/young adult to look for character when it comes time for them to consider a spouse?
  2. Suppose a friend of yours (a Christian) is in a serious relationship with a non­-Christian. 
    Would you say something to your friend, or just let him/her be?
    If you did have opportunity to speak to him/her about this situation, what would you say?
  3. Suppose another Christian friend of yours is married, but comes to you and says they are considering divorce and want your opinion. What would you say?

Breakout Questions:

  1. What is your weakest area as a spouse? (for the unmarried, what do you foresee as a weak area for you when you do get married?)
  2. Pray for one another.