And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.–Genesis 2:22
There is nothing in the Bible about men and women having a soul-mate, one person who is predestined to be with them. This is true. However, God does bring people into our lives, the right person at the right time.
God knows what we have need of. He is the supplier of our every need, and that includes people. Aside from the beginning account of Adam and Eve where God literally took the woman from the man, there is Rebekkah and Isaac, Jacob and Rachel, Moses and Zipporah, Ruth and Boaz, Esther and Ahasuerus, David and Michal, David and Abigail, David and Bathsheba, Solomon and his bride. While married life is not a romance in the strictest sense, it is meant to be a loving, affectionate relationship. While there is not One person whose soul will mesh with ours, man and woman do become one flesh through their marriage, which is a mystical bond ordained of God, a foreshadowing of the one Spirit of the body of Christ.
As I indicated in a previous post, a single person can pray that God will bring them the person they are intended for in marriage. This is biblical, as in the case of Rebekkah and Isaac.
Romance is idealized, but God has very genuine loving relationships for us, and men and women should seek to form relationships with agape love, where they can experience the love God intends for us to have. God is love, and within the church, and within marriage, He intends for us to experience the reality of that love. Godly marriages are the backbone of a strong church.
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