You asked about women staying at home, being “narrow minded” and only thinking of serving their families. That is a hard question, since I believe it is important to be a help to one’s family and to be a servant. At the same time I also believe that marriage is important… For me it comes down to this. If she is simply putting herself out there because she is desperate to get married for marrying’s sake, then no, I think that’s wrong. If however she has peace about marriage in general and she knows it is what the Lord would have for her life, I think that simply working hard at home, being faithful at church and doing the various other things the Lord leads her to do, will bring her into contact with the man the Lord has for her. Among those various things one might find, more education, a job, and any number of things, but the biggest thing to remember is that it is not the man that the woman is looking for, but the Lord’s will… I guess the conclusion of my ramblings would be then, that above all things that I look for in a woman is a desire to follow God before everything else would be paramount.
As far as the industrious thing goes I totally agree with the author. I wouldn’t want to marry a woman who is lazy and couldn’t take care of a home and children. Though at the same time I am not saying that I would want to marry a career woman. That’s not the kind of industry I’m talking about. Just a hard working woman.
Beauty is not number one on my list when it comes to picking a life partner, but it is on my list. I couldn’t tell you how far down it is on the list, but I would like to marry a woman who is pretty, which I think that’s natural for a guy. It is definitely something I think we are hard wired with.
What are some expectations I have when I look for in a wife?
I would say the following:
– Submitted to the Lord
– Loves her dad
– Loves her family
– Hard working