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Should you go with someone if they make your life better?

Discussion in 'Singles (Only*)' started by ImAllLikeOkWaitWat, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. ImAllLikeOkWaitWat

    ImAllLikeOkWaitWat For who can resist his will?

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    Now one thing I hadn't thought of when formulating this thread was the obvious example of say a rich woman or man providing a life for you that you couldn't otherwise. That's at least one example where on one hand your life would indeed be better at least in some objective or at least material way, but on the other hand could be overall worse because you could be miserable because maybe you just don't like the person. Theres also a few other questions that immediately come to mind which are should you go with someone you love who makes your life worse, should you go with someone you may or may not love but who makes your life better is todays question though.

    I didn't quite realize when i discovered this question last night that what area of our life we are talking about when we say better isn't obvious. However by better I meant overall. This of course means that your happiness could technically go down yet you receive benefits in many other areas of your life that you deem to make it worth the decrease in happiness for example.
     
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    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) woof!

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    Is following God an ends to a means? Serve Jesus; not because what you'll get out of it. But because what He'll get out of it. If the only reasons a person comes to the cross are to get some things or have a better life, they're defrauding the Son of God the glory He deserves. No, serve Him because He alone is worthy.
     
  3. ImAllLikeOkWaitWat

    ImAllLikeOkWaitWat For who can resist his will?

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    Well whether or not someone makes your life better is of course one aspect of whether or not you actually will go with someone. Theres probably millions of people out here who if you went with them you could say my life is better for being with such and such. With that being said the question of whether or not someone should go with them is a much more complex question. Without knowing anything else and assuming you are single so all of the morality checks out then I'd say yes you should go out with them logically. Now not everyone wants a better life, and theres numerous other factors in determining if someone will go with someone but whether or not they should it seems to be the answer is yes since no other information is known.
     
  4. timewerx

    timewerx the village i--o--t--

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    When I read the title of your thread, it never crossed my mind it would be about material wealth.

    I've been in the materially abundant life. I've been with people who have plenty. It will blind you like the devil himself.

    The vast majority have major spiritual blindness, even though they were Christians.

    Leaning on temporal is scary. Or at least with me, I can feel it. It's like the material things are begging me to stay away, don't come near.

    It marks you for something.... And I don't want to find out.
     
  5. Sketcher

    Sketcher Born Imperishable

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    Maybe, if the person is Biblically appropriate (Christian, opposite sex, not married, not divorced with a living ex who didn't cheat, able to consent, and consenting).
     
  6. ImAllLikeOkWaitWat

    ImAllLikeOkWaitWat For who can resist his will?

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    No this thread isn't about material wealth. I just brought that up because i didn't think about someone being able to better your life in that way.
     
  7. timewerx

    timewerx the village i--o--t--

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    Right, it doesn't. Only depends on how much it is worth to you.

    Forget about what you hear in movies, fiction, etc. Abundance in material wealth does make life better for some, even makes them happy for the remainder of their lives. Even the Bible says it.

    Depends on how much it is worth to the person.

    MOst of us here probably hates to frolick in the mud but pigs love it!

    What is it you value most and that's probably the same thing that will make you happy. Unless your acquisition has teeth and bites back and loves to bite!
     
  8. S.O.J.I.A.

    S.O.J.I.A. Dynamic UNO

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    of course. why would you not do that?
     
  9. blackribbon

    blackribbon Not a newbie

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    The next question would be "do I make their life better, too" in someway?

    And then since God commands that the man love his wife and the woman respects her man by submitting to him, can you truly do this?

    If not, then don't date or marry them.
     
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