One True Soul Mate Not Biblical? Fairy Tale?

And they lived happily ever after.”

It’s been a long time since I read a fairy tale. So I had to pick up a children’s book to make sure the "happily ever after" ending was still there. Although many of the stories have been revised, the fairy tales still convey the same message. 1-There is only one true soul mate. 2-Only when you find your soul mate, you will find true happiness.

One of my best girlfriends— who loved reading romantic novels—believed this concept for years. I’m not sure it was her studying the Word more in depth or her last relationship ending in marriage, which helped her see clearer. The truth is you can be compatible with more than one person.

Is your belief in the "Soul Mate-Only One" myth keeping you from leaving a dating relationship that's not good for you? Or is this belief keeping you from looking at new dating relationships because you feel you lost the “right” one—your soul mate?

"A 'soul mate' is not a Christian idea," says biblical counselor June Hunt, founder, CEO, and CSO of Hope For The Heart ministries. “Rather, an ancient Greek philosopher, Plato, taught that men and women were made in one body, but separated by the gods. Each man and woman scours the earth for their perfect spouse, so the two can again become one. Phrases like "my other half" or "my better half" actually come from this Greek myth.”

Hunt's comments are not only enlightening but are in agreement with Colossians 2:10. "And you are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power." We are complete in Christ. We don't search the world looking for our other half because we are complete in Christ!

What are your thoughts about the true soul mate myth?





2 comments:

  1. Marriage needs work. It needs forgiveness and sharing and caring. Love needs to abide in word and action. With all this, Gods love in the couple helps them grow.

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  2. Love abiding in word and action is so true! Thanks Crystal Mary!

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