While we do not choose our children’s mates for them anymore, we must teach them from their earliest days the importance of marrying believers (cf. Abraham had assured the servant that the angel of the Lord would go before him.With that sense of divine direction, he stopped at a well in the town of Nahor, which happened to be Abraham’s brother’s name.The old servant described him honestly and completely. He was not the great man his father was, but he was a good man, with a steadfast faith in God and a sense of divine mission.
Submissiveness would seem to be the only way to explain how old Abraham could bind the young man and lay him on the altar of sacrifice.
Scripture says she was very beautiful, and a virgin.
When she came from the well with her jar filled with water, the servant ran to meet her and said, “Please let me drink a little water from your jar.” She said, “Drink, my lord” and she quickly gave him a drink.
And there is not much evidence that Isaac and Rebekah did that. Isaac could have resented that and yet not ever admitted it.
Having children was far more important in that day than it is today, and they tried for about twenty years without success.