What to look for in a wife

Posted: December 19, 2014 in thought to ponder
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Normally, when people ask me what is my ideal woman, I go to Proverbs 31. It’s a long list of what an ideal woman is. More than looking for an ideal woman, I think the best thing to do is stop searching for the right one, instead, be right one for her. It’s not about a list, it’s about being Christ like, everyday, with or without her. Here is a list of qualities that we could consider when looking for a wife.

Pro.        11:16                     She is gracious

11:22                     She has discretion (wise judgment based on God’s word)

12:4                        She is virtuous (has a high moral standard)

14:1                        She is wise in building her house (builds relationships with other people)

31:10-31               She likes to work

She is concerned for the poor

She uses her mouth wisely

She receives blessings from others

She trusts in God

Eph        5:22                        She is submissive (before marriage: to her employers  and her parents)

While this list is also ideal, the qualities aren’t seen overnight. It takes time to get to know someone and actually, it would take a lifetime to see the Christ-likeness come out of a person. Ultimately, it is God who would give us the lifetime partner, and while we are waiting, we should develop the attitude of Christ-likeness.

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