In 1 Corinthians 13, the Apostle Paul gave us a poignant definition of love. In the beloved verse, the saint wrote “Love is patient; love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”
Although the passage is referring to the love that Jesus taught us to have for our neighbors, it is also at the root of a loving Christian marriage. But knowing the basis for a loving Christian marriage and knowing how to find true love for such a relationship are two separate issues. Nevertheless, the two are clearly intertwined. If single Christians meditate on the passage and embrace its meaning in its entirety, true love should be much more recognizable and much more easily distinguishable from the false forms of love found through lust, jealously, greed, pride and other sins.
But while single Christians have Paul’s beautiful words – inspired by the Holy Spirit – to remind everyone of the qualities of love, there doesn’t seem to be a guide on where to look to find it. And we all know that amazing husbands and wives don’t generally fall out of the sky. Although there’s no roadmap, there are some avenues single Christians can explore to try to find true love. Here are just six of them.