The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 4:9 New Living Translation (NLT) Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.
So in selecting your ‘better half,’ make sure that the person is not one that will drag you down, lead you astray or make WORSE decision than you!
If you’ve been listening to the news in the past few days, you’ve no doubt heard the story about how the Madoffs attempted suicide together when things got to the breaking point for them. They BOTH took sleeping pills that night and were surprised to wake up the next morning.
When I heard this on the radio, I thought to myself – one of them should have had the brains to snap out of that thinking. One of them should have wanted to live! Can you imagine? Suicide is crazy in itself, but TWO people doing it together – that is true insanity. One person should be able to talk the other out of it.
But hey, the bible also says:
Matthew 15:14 King James Version Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
Selecting a mate carries so many factors! Prayer, counsel, and good-old common sense need to reign.
I suppose this is also an argument for “opposites attracting” being a good thing! If you have a more melancholy disposition, I hope you hook up with someone who is the life-of-the-party. You will balance each other out.
If you tend to be very practical and pessimistic, hopefully your mate is OPTIMISTIC and full of faith in the areas you aren’t.
You’ve seen those commercials for depression? What if BOTH parts of the couple were that way? Yes, you might have more murder/suicides on the books. We have enough as it is!
When choosing a mate, look at not only looks, status, intelligence, and material possessions, but reasoning, how that person performs under pressure, outlook on life, ethics, etc.
Please do NOT choose someone who will throw in the towel when overwhelmed, and worse – let YOU throw in the towel EVER! (replace ‘throw in towel’ with ‘quit on life’ if you please!)
Madoffs made suicide pact
By Diana Henriques
October 29, 2011
ON CHRISTMAS Eve 2008, two weeks after Bernard Madoff confessed to running history’s largest Ponzi scheme, he and his wife, Ruth, attempted suicide in their Manhattan penthouse.
Speaking to The New York Times, Ruth Madoff said: ”I don’t know whose idea it was, but we were both so saddened by everything that had happened. It was unthinkable to me: hate mail, phone calls, lawyers.”
The situation was ”just horrific,” she continued. ”And I thought, ‘I just can’t, I can’t take this. I don’t know how I’ll ever get through this, nor do I want to.’ So we decided to do it.”