Culture plays a big role in the way we get into a relationship and choose our life partner. There are arranged marriages in some parts of the world, while most of the young people today prefer to choose their life partners themselves. Independent of the type of arrangement that precedes the marriage, the relationship between man and women was created by God to build a healthy family. If we want to make the world a safer place and a healthy environment, it has to be started from family. Hence the marriage comes with great responsibility.
All of it starts with the change of feeling at a certain age. Our feeling towards opposite sex gradually changes. It's not abnormal. It is a God-given emotion which pushes us to find a partner either through parents and relatives or by themselves. God established the family in the garden of Eden. He felt it was not good for Adam to be alone and created Eve. He established the first family.
God compared himself using family terms. He said, Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you. Here God says he loves us more than a mother loves his child. In another place, God says, For those whom the Lord loves He corrects, Even as a father corrects the son. God loves us and disciplines us as our earthly father does. The institution of marriage came from God. Father, Mother, and the children are the core members of the family.
The marriage starts with the declaration of the holy covenant between Man, Women, and God. The Great God himself unites man and women in the holy matrimony. Bible Says, Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate. No one in the world has the power to separate what God has united. The marriage is holy and not decided and agreed in the world's domain but God's.
My dear friend, before you finalize a life partner, please pray sincerely. It's not the beauty or the combined earning potential that should make a decision but your dedication and commitment to the marriage. Guard your heart safely. Unless you find peace with God and you feel his constant guidance do not fall for anyone. Let not your heart break after small pleasure. Bible says, Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. May God help you to make right choices in life.