Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as YOURSELF.'”
(Matthew 22:37-39 NIV, emphasis added)
In the Canadian romantic comedy, “I Me Wed,” a successful and attractive 30-year-old woman, Isabel Darden, grows tired of people asking her when she’s going to get married, so she decides to honour the person she loves the most, by tying the knot with herself. “I, Isabel Darden, love myself. I honour myself and I cherish myself. And most importantly, I promise to really be true to myself from this moment forward no matter what.” She becomes an inspiration to many women, including her best friend, who settle for less just to be in a relationship. Spoiler alert: Isabel eventually meets the right guy and they get married.
I can identify with Isabel Darden. I’m often asked when I’m going to get married. I’ve married myself in the sense that I’ve learned to love, honour and cherish myself, and to really be true to myself no matter what. This is possible only because I’ve learned to love God. When we love Him, we can love ourselves and other people. It’s my desire to see other singles reach that point in their lives where they realize how valuable and loved they are. When the time is right, God will bring the right person along. And until He does, learn to enjoy being with yourself.
Marry yourself – love, honour, cherish and be really true to yourself – before you marry anyone else.