Most Christian single men I know frequently whine about their need for a nice Christian wife. Who can blame men who feel this way? After all, in Proverbs 31:10, our Bible Verse of the Day, Solomon wrote:
“A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.”
Christian single men, whether they are college teens or single parents, would benefit by checking out this chapter of Scripture. In fact, any man would be in hog heaven if God blessed him with a lady as the wisest guy in the world described her.
Why Christian Single Men Should Seek a Proverbs 31 Woman
He needs to have confidence in his girl of a lifetime (v. 11). This means he can share his heart (this is difficult for many men because of our fears) without worry about gossip or rejection. The male ego is a fragile little thing, ain’t it?
A man needs his woman to bring him good and not harm, in good times and bad. (v 12). Some women are able to “love their man” when the going is easy. But how about when the “hard knocks of life” (and believe me, there will be some) start rolling through?
A single man would profit by having a woman who can happily and wisely take good care of the household (vs.11-19). By the way, it looks like Solomon would disagree with all those guys who think their wives need to be “barefoot and pregnant at home”.
Men can sometimes be insensitive to the needs of others’ pain. So a guy who has a woman who is compassionate and loving to the less fortunate can help him grow in this area. (v. 20)
Hey guys, You know this is definitely true: You need a wife who takes good care of that marriage bed (You know what Solomon means here, right?), as well as her own personal appearance (v.22). Outward beauty can be deceitful, but Christian single men or any man for that reason, respects a woman who respects herself by looking as good as she can be.
A strong and independent woman (v.25a). A man loves to feel needed by his woman because it fulfills his need to provide. But very few single Christian men are attracted to the high maintenance whiny types.
A woman who can laugh at whatever life brings (v.25b). Life is hard enough without a good sense of humor and positive outlook. This is especially helpful for men because circumstances (like losing a job, for example) can get the best of men a little down.
A woman who can give wise advice and timely counsel (v.26) verifies the statement: “Behind every great man is a great woman.”
Are you a single Christian man or woman with different take?
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