Question about Singles/Families for missionaries:
"Should I consider a relationship with a future missionary who wants to serve in a different country from the one I’m interested in?"
However, since getting married, I have come to realize the importance of my vow and responsibility to Susan according to God's Word. Now, if I ever have to choose between staying in Japan and protecting my marriage and family, I would choose to protect my family.
In short, marriage should resemble the self-sacrificing love Christ has for his church; anything less does little good for the cause of Christ. If you're not ready for such a commitment, then it is better not to marry.
As I said on another post related to this topic, if the point of dating is marriage, do what you want. If you don't have any intention of getting married, that is an entirely different topic. Just remember, you'll be married a lot longer than you'll be on any mission field. It's more important to marry the right person than to go to the right mission field.
I was involved a few years ago with a man from Africa. He had always envisioned staying in Africa, though this was not my first choice. We decided the Caribbean could be a good compromise for us both. We decided not to move forward, but this was not the reason.
Now, my current "assignment" from the Lord is so specific, I couldn't compromise. I am heading to India to begin ministering to the Israelis who travel there. If I am to have a partner in the near future, he will need to have the same focus. Otherwise, in five or ten years it may be time for me to move on, and if I'm single, someone with a different calling could be suitable for me.
So pray, because it really depends on what the Lord has for you.
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