Monday, April 4, 2016

Seven Ways To Know He's Not Prince Charming

Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness? 2 Corinthians 6:14 (NLT)

Alright ladies, admit it- in some form at some point in our lives have wanted the handsome prince to ride up on his magnificent white charger to slay the dragon and sweep you off your feet and as you ride into the sunset the words "And They Lived Happily Ever After" slide above your head in a graceful arc - Yeah. Guilty as charged, I love fairytales! In fact sleeping beauty graces my bedroom walls, I have a collection of jewelry with fairy tale quotes and - well you get the picture.

But how do you know when the guy in your life isn't Prince Charming? I know that seems like a really obvious answer, but bear with me for a second. Yes there are some easy answers - like someone who isn't running from the law (cue the western music with horses hooves pounding), or someone who is living in their moms basement playing video games in his underwear... but seriously what does Prince Charming look like for a Christian girl?

Let's start off with looking at what he should look like...

Prince Charming should:
  1. Always puts Christ first. 
  2. Has a deep desire to grow in his faith and is on the path of growth. 
  3. He encourages you to seek Gods will for your life and encourages you in your walk with God. 
  4. Honors and respects you. 
  5. Makes an effort to reflect Christ in everything he does. Weather its how he talks to his parents to how he treats elderly people. 
  6. He's invested in his bible. That means that he picks it up and reads it and not just twice a year. 
  7. Makes an effort to pray with you regularly. 
  8. He has a passion to remain pure sexually. 
  9. Does not flirt with other women. 
  10. Did you get some red flags? Now that we looked at what Prince Charming should look like lets look at a few ways to know he definitely is not Prince Charming.

Prince Charming Does Not:
  1. Do whatever he wants. 
  2. Treat you like he can live with or without you. 
  3. Get high, drunk or endanger others for his own enjoyment. 
  4. Encourage you to disobey God's laws or your parents rules. 
  5. Treat his parents and or others with disrespect. 
  6. Treat you like you are worthless, he does not yell at you, or hit you. 
  7. Remain stagnant in his faith. Which is really impossible. My old pastor used to say, there is no standing still in your relationship with God. It is like riding on a escalator. You are walking forward or going backward. 
But don't take my word for it, let's look at some scripture.

Don’t become partners with those who reject God. How can you make a partnership out of right and wrong? That’s not partnership; that’s war. Is light best friends with dark? Does Christ go strolling with the Devil? 2 Corinthians 6:14-18

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her Ephesians 5:25

Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”1 Corinthians 15:33

Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long Exodus 20:12

Do two people walk hand in hand if they aren’t going to the same place? Amos 3:3

Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. Proverbs 13:20

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing... 1 Peter 3:8-9

Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, Proverbs 22:24

It isn't smart to get drunk! Drinking makes a fool of you and leads to fights. Proverbs 20:1

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