Spiritualizing the Romanticized “Soul Mate” Myth

Click here to read an outstanding critique of how the church does great harm to young people in being complicit with a self-centered perspective of marriage by propagating and spiritualizing the “soul mates” myth as romanced in many a movie and novel. There is nothing wrong with being “picky” and “choosy” in order to find someone you are compatible with and attracted to, but the concept of the predestined “one–and only one–soul mate” has gone way too far and derailed many marriages.

About StriderMTB

Hi, I'm Matt. "Strider" from Lord of the Rings is my favorite literary character of all time and for various reasons I write under the pseudonym "StriderMTB. As my blog suggests I seek to live out both the excitement and tension of a Christian walk with Christ in the 3rd world context of Asia. I started my blog as an unmarried man who was blessed to oversee an orphanage of amazing children in South-East Asia. As of 2022, I am a happily married man to an amazing missionary wife serving together on the mission field. I hate lima beans and love to pour milk over my ice-cream. I try to stay active in both reading and writing and this blog is a smattering of my many thoughts. I see the Kingdom of God as Jesus preached it and lived to be the only hope for a broken world and an apathetic church.
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