Real attraction is necessary and normal

the story of Jonne & David

David isn’t at all apologetic about what first attracted him to the dark-haired Dutch nurse: her beauty.

“It may not sound so spiritual,” he says, “but a real attraction is necessary and normal.” Jonne, in turn, was impressed with this tall, blond sailor from Sweden.

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Cross-Culture Marriage

He calleth His own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.” So His merciful and miraculous leading is individual—“Thou (singular) shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee.” The temptation is great to imitate or to expect the same manner of guidance which God has given another. “What is that to Thee; follow thou Me.” His Word abounds in examples of His separate leading of His sheep.

(from the journal of Elisabeth Elliot, quoted in Devotedly by Valorie Elliot Shepard)