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Christ Risen. God Saves Sinners

There are many answers to our question. Some would say marry someone who shares common interests and goals, someone with the same educational background, same religion, etc.
The fact is:

Recognize God’s authority. When two people contemplate marriage, they must recognize some source of authority, whether it is a human philosophy or God Himself. Beloved, God is the author of marriage (Gen. 1, 2).

It was God who said, ” it is not good that man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him” (Gen. 2: 18). God then instituted marriage (vss. 23-25). God, consequently, is qualified above all to tell man how to have a good marriage.

We can enjoy a good marriage by observing God’s order and
teaching. The husband/wife relationship has precedence over all earthly
relationships (Gen. 2: 24). Their union is indissoluble, except for death and
adultery (Matt. 19: 4-9). God’s order is: the husband is the head of the wife,
the wife is to be subject to her own husband, and the children are to obey
their parents (Eph. 5: 22-6: 1). Parents, especially fathers, have the awesome
responsibility of rearing their children “in the nurture and admonition of
the Lord” (Eph. 6:4).

Husbands are to love their wives and wives are to reverence their husbands. Paul wrote,
“Husbands, love your wives…” (Eph. 5: 25). Beloved, a point of great importance is “love” is from the Greek agape. Most men do not need urging to physically love their wives, but what is being taught is a love, which is much deeper. Agape love is unselfish and seeks the best for the one so loved (Eph. 5: 25-29). Wives must respect their husbands (Eph. 5: 33). In such a marriage there is trust and unison of effort and direction.