Becoming The Right One

Posted on September 3, 2014

Often times, in the dating process, you are searching for the “right one.” You have your list of what you are looking for and you are searching for the person who will meet the specifications, on your list. While it is important to think about the values you want in a future spouse, do you stop to think about if you are the kind of person the person you are looking for, is looking for? You may spend much time trying to find the right one and may spend less time on becoming the right one. When you begin working on becoming the right one, you will begin attracting the right one.

You can practice becoming the right one by how you interact in your current relationships, with friends and family. If you look at the popular “Love” chapter in the Bible, 1 Corinthians 13, there are important things to think about now. Spend time mastering these concepts now in your current relationships, rather than waiting for marriage.

  • Love is patient. This means that love never forces another person. Love creates as much space, time, and margin that another person needs. Love is developed over time and is never forced. Think about how you are loving your family and friends currently.
  • Love is kind. Take into consideration how the other person is feeling, all the time. You do not have to discount your feelings; however, think about how they may be feeling as well.
  • Love does not envy. Love permits the other person to feel good, even when you may not be feeling good about yourself. Sometimes envy can rear its ugly head during those moments and you do not want your loved ones to feel good about themselves. You may want to bring the other person down with you. Instead, practice being happy for others even if things are not going completely as you would like them to go in your life.
  • Love does not boast, it is not proud. Love does not try to one up the other person. Love takes responsibility for actions. Love does not blame or try to be better than the other person.

It may be easy to read through these concepts; however, it is another to put them into action. Take notice of how you love others and ask God to grow you in the areas you may be struggling in. When you begin loving others as prescribed in 1 Corinthians 13, you will begin attracting that same kind of love. 

Written by:  Emily Paxton, LMHC, RD

Emily is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist and Registered Dietitian at Groff and Associates Professional Counseling.  She has over ten years experience counseling patients, with eating disorders.  She has also worked with and has a passion for families dealing with parent/child relations or trauma.  If you are interested, in seeing a counselor, for help, in these areas, contact Emily

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