The world has popularized with the word “soulmate” without fully comprehending what it means. Most think a soulmate is someone with whom they feel connected, with whom they feel safe to be vulnerable. But it is so much more than that. It’s a relationship concerned about each other’s eternal soul.
An example of true soulmates is the friendship of St. John of the cross and St. Teresa of Avila, or the friendship between St. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare. Do you have a true soulmate? God desires it for all of us, because it helps us grow in holiness.
A soulmate is someone with whom you can be weak and he or she will be strong for you spiritually. A soulmate is someone who also invites you to be strong spiritually for him or her.
A soulmate is someone who is concerned about your eternal life and your relationship with Jesus today. A soulmate is someone who appreciates that you are concerned about his or her eternal life and relationship with Jesus, too.
A soulmate is a friend who will overlook how your sins affect him or her but will not overlook how your sins damage your soul and how they affect others, a friend who will challenge you to grow in holiness. A soulmate is a friend whom you readily forgive while also being concerned about how his or her soul is being damaged. And you are so concerned that you seek opportunities to help your friend grow stronger in holiness.
The best marriages are those with spouses who are true soulmates, partners not only in bed, in raising children, in sharing lives, and in getting through problems, but also in faith-growth. The best marriages are those in which both spouses recognize that the Vocation of Marriage is the divine calling to be soulmates, true soulmates.
- Who is the best soulmate I have ever had?
- If my spouse is not capable spiritually of being the soulmate I desire and need, am I willing to turn to Jesus and let him be my soulmate?
Strengthen your relationship:
Describe what you desire in a soulmate and point out the ways that your beloved fills that desire. Then pray together asking Jesus to help you each become a stronger soulmate for him as well as for each other.
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© 2017 by Terry Modica of Good News Ministries
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