An Arranged Marriage, by Paula Rose Michelson

When we choose to do something that we’re not prepared for don’t we all want to say, “Amor, be patient with me. I am new at this and not certain of what to do, as I have no one to explain things to me. Please give me some time and I will come to you.”

Furthermore, I believe we all hope or pray the person who’s heard our heartfelt plea will respond, “You take all the time you need,” as Chaz did, and then added, “I will wait.”

Many who read Casa de Naomi: The House of Blessing, Book One asked me if there really are men like Chaz. My answer, a joyous “Yes!” is always tempered with the added comment, “If you’re willing to overlook what cannot be changed, and are willing to change yourself, and apply that same attitude towards others, most relationships will stand the test of time… that is, unless you haven’t been truthful for nothing of value can withstand the onslaughts of life, which eat away at what one wants to hide more than dishonesty.

Throughout this chapter you’ve seen what I mean as Chaz tries to bind his brides heart to his, Naomi keeps her secrets secret finds and herself…

What would you do if this were you? Perhaps you’d wait and see what will happen tomorrow.

God’s plan is quite different because once a marriage has taken place he sees the couple as they are depicted in Genesis 2:24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

So I ask you, have you known yourself with all your highs and lows, strengthens and short comings, and like yourself well enough to own who you are? If the answer is “Yes!” then you are ready for the challenges life will bring your way including the biggest one of all, MARRIAGE! No matter how long you’ve known the person or how well you’ve managed to be true to yourself while not making others uncomfortable, marriage, even the very best, will put you to the test.

Until we meet again, may you continue to ponder what makes you wise, caring, and able to handle what comes your way, then think of how Gods Word light your path.