Pride caused the demise of an eighteen year Christian marriage. The marriage came to an end as a result of a slow leak in my marital tire. I became a forgetful hearer-and-doer. I not only failed to guard my heart, but I also never exercised myself to be kind and tenderhearted in the family, where it matters most. I failed to pursue love and allowed pride to rob me of seeing things God's way. I later found myself in the Valley of the Dry Bones. But God gave me the strength and the grace to move forward. I spent the next three years in search of a soul mate. I attended a house party for singles and could not find a match. I was also introduced to several ladies and could not find a match either time. I tried five different dating sites without finding a match. I finally decided to stay with only SOULSINGLES AND BLACKSINGLES.I met face-to-face with three ladies from the United States. The first two ladies are from Florida and the third lady from Indiana. I spent more than eight hours in 28 degree weather and a Good Samaritan came to my aid. I also had contacts with interesting ladies from Canada, Jamaica, and the United Kingdom. I received advice and counseling from friends and learned not to ask a lady to meet me in a hotel lobby. My last face-to-face meeting seemed to be a perfect match. We met twice and attended church services together. I thought I had ended my search for a soul mate, but it was not so. All in all, I learned that a Christian heart can be deceived. Therefore, in the life of a Christian hearing-and-doing must go hand in hand.