Today we will continue with our study of 1 Corinthians 7
and look at the next verse:

There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman
careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in
spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she
may please her husband. 1 Corinthians 7:34The first part of this Scripture states how there is a difference between

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a wife and a virgin.  Here the author, the Apostle Paul, is speaking
of the difference between a married woman and an unmarried woman, as he is assuming all unmarried women are virgins.

We discussed, during our study, that because of the blood of
Jesus we are all made pure in God’s sight.I also mentioned how, when you marry, there is a priority
and a mind shift change because now your goal is to please your
spouse.  However, the desire to want to be in a situation, such as
marriage, where this mind/priority shift change is required has to
be there before you even say, “I do.”
This attitude should exist before you even seriously date anyone,
because anyone you date has the potential, at any time, to ask for
your hand in marriage.It’s kinda like the saying, “If you’re not ready for an opportunity when
it shows up it’s already too late to prepare.”  Well, in this case, you want
to be mentally prepared in advance for the upcoming difference that
should automatically happen once married.Just like the Bible states, Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing,
and obtaineth favour of the Lord in Proverbs 18:22 Hence a wife is found,
not a girlfriend, and not a female friend just to hang out with – a wife.A woman of God desiring marriage must become a wife first, mentally
and spiritually, in order to be already ready once she is found.

Kim Brooks, author of bestselling novels, She That Findeth, He\'s Fine...But is He Saved? and more.

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A refreshing voice for today’s Christian single, Kim Brooks is the Award-winning, National Bestselling author of novel, He's Fine...But is He Saved? its sequel and her latest novel, She That Findeth - an Atria/Simon & Schuster release. As a licensed minister, she is also the author of several self-help books and eBooks including, How To Date and Stay Saved and Singles, Overcome! A former guest columnist for Gospel Today and with appearances on The Word Network and in EBONY Magazine, Kim Brooks shares, through the Word of God, how it is possible to live an exciting, purpose-driven, drama-free abstinent until marriage lifestyle in the perfect will of God. Subscribe to her free daily devotional for singles, which reaches thousands globally, and for more information about her books and booking visit

One reply on “How To Prepare For Marriage While Single”

  1. Thank you for pulling out the detail in this passage. Some don’t give much thought to where they were prior to being around a mate and really our thoughts play a large part in our actions. Any loose behavior limits our positive thinking and when a man sees this, he wonders well what would be good for him to be around the woman if he were to choose her. Not all men, but some.

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