10. What does their “fruit” look like? Talking about “character” can sound so general that it isn’t helpful. A famous Bible passage breaks this down into two lists of “fruit.” One is desirable, one isn’t. Go through these lists and see which one most accurately describes the person you’re considering marrying: The “Watch Out” List: Sexual irresponsibility; Impurity and debauchery (is this person drawn to the crude?); Hatred, discord, and jealousy; Fits of rage; Selfishness; Divisive and envious; Drunkenness. The “Go” List: Love; Joy; Peace; Patience; Kindness; Goodness; Faithfulness; Gentleness; Self-control.
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