WANTED: THREE CHRISTIAN YOUNG MEN/BOYS
FOR ARRANGED MARRIAGES.
Ok, so sue me…I don’t know anything about raising godly boys, but I hope someone does because I do have three daughters. And I pray they will all have godly husbands if it be God’s will that they marry. How are they going to find these Christian young men? I don’t know!! But I know the one who does know. God has a plan for my girls. I certainly can’t even begin to imagine the places they will go, or the lives they will impact, but God can.
Looking at the (somewhat) tongue-in-cheek list I made of requirements for these so called godly young men, I do realize that what I think my children need may not be what God knows they need. God sees the finished product of life experiences, healing from hurts, and our surrendering more fully to Him. My husband and I have been married for 16 1/2 years. We have a good strong marriage that I would not trade for the world (and I still get butterflies and all that mushy stuff!). But I can tell you that neither one of us would have answered an ad like this one! We just didn’t measure up when we met at 21 & 19 years old! Now I do have a husband that remembers birthdays and anniversaries, takes out the trash, washes my car, spends times with the children, and loves me extravagantly (even when I’m not loveable). Yeah, it’s the same guy. But God has changed us both.
So with regard to raising godly boys – here’s my take on it: SOMEONE PLEASE DO IT! Please, please, please raise at least three godly boys for my girls. I don’t know how you’re supposed to do it. I know they need to be men of God, men whose final authority on any major life decision is the Word of God, men who won’t compromise with the world, men who understand authority and submission, men who can love unconditionally with the love of Jesus, men of integrity. I’m certain the Bible gives some good instruction on how to produce these men. That’s the book I’m using while trying to raise three godly girls. I don’t know if they’ll meet all the requirements of your want ad or if your boys would meet mine. What I do know is that God is the giver of good things, so even if the boys can’t in good conscience answer the ad, if they are who God has for my girls, those are the guys I want!
For someone who may know a little more than me about Raising Godly Boys, head on over to At The Well hosted today by Lori at I’ll Take it Lord, all You Have to Give, and see what others are saying.
I’m a Believer!
P.S. If you know anyone who possibly meets the requirements in my ad, you can reply in the comments section!