Do you believe in the idea of “soulmates”? There is more talk now than ever about “compatibility” and finding that ideal, one right person who is tailor-made only for you. Many people nowadays are expecting to find someone who not only fulfills their desires, but one who accepts them- flaws and all- in spite of their own imperfections. Is this unattainable set of ideals- perfection demanded from the other person but mercy expected for oneself- the reason why so many marriages crumble after the honeymoon period ends? Is it why so many bail on their vows once they begin to feel that their mate isn’t shaping up to be that ideal soulmate they were originally perceived to be? Is “the right person” the only one worthy of the marriage vows, or is it the one those vows were promised to on the wedding day?
You Never Marry the Right Person by Timothy Keller of Relevant MagazineTags: featured