Sure, when you get older your testosterone slips, your hangovers sting a little more, and you have to really start listening to your doctor during your yearly check-ups. Putting your youth in the rearview also means you’re wealthier, you let less stuff upset you, and you’re probably in a better place where you can have a lot of fun. Here are more of the things you can only know by reaching your fifth decade. You know how to treat a woman, you know that “new” doesn’t always mean “better,” and you can take bad news better than any-damn-body.Another distinction that older guys come to appreciate: lessons from books versus lessons from life.
Ben Stuart is the new pastor of Passion City Church, in Washington D. He comes from Breakaway Ministries, where he served as Executive Director for 11 years – it’s a weekly Bible study attended by thousands of college students on the campus of Texas A&M.
His passion is speaking to the youth on how to navigate life and love in an age where it’s more difficult than ever to find the right mate and maintain our Christian values.
By the time he hits 40, a guy’s been through his fair share of nerve-wracking moments: interviews, big dates, major life changes.
And more often than not, things turned out all right.
Countless times I have sat across the table from young men and women who have asked me the question, "How can I be confident that this is the person I am supposed to marry? But let’s examine here four signs that your relationship is ready for this next step of commitment.