This certainly applies to your evaluation of others.Your more mature age allows you to foresee the consequences of certain patterns in others.We know that Abraham was ten years older than Sarah, but I don’t think that’s an absolute. In my opinion, we need to be less concerned about age difference and much more concerned about the eight character traits (focusing on spiritual maturity) that Julie outlined a few weeks ago.Beyond those traits, consider the stage of life the other person is in and prayerfully attempt to discern whether you will be a good match if you are in a different stage.
Bringing biology into the equation is spiritual in nature since God created women’s bodies with the ability to carry and deliver children for a season, but not for their entire life.This is important for both the man and woman to consider ahead of time.If a young man desires children, then marrying someone who is unable to provide them for him is obviously not a good match.By this age, you have spent several years building up a stockpile of considerations from your previous disappointments as well as the disappointments of others in your life that you have observed. Perhaps some friends or family enjoyed great success in their relationships and you ‘grabbed’ their standards, etc. Today, we can turn on a radio or TV and find out more than we need to know about the personal lives of so many others.and have set them up to be goals for you – realistic or not. Situations in our world are communicated to us at our desktops or on the hourly news. Many reading this article are doing so at their computers while on an Internet dating site (Long Distance Relationship).Taking risks was fun and if one thing (or relationship) did not work out, you hurt a little but moved on. Seemingly, you do not have as many choices, and the ones that you have made have now turned out to not be such great ones. These thoughts and realities cause you to change your standards.