He is a true believer. Again, as we talked about in the lesson, just going to church or giving lip service into goanna cut it! This man needs to show evidence of his trust in God. He needs to be involved and invested in the work of the Kingdom! “Do not be yoked together with an unbeliever… For what agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? ” 2 Corinthians 6:14-16. 2. He lives with integrity. He guards you against harm and protects the relationship physically and emotionally. He doesn’t even “go near the door of temptation (Proverbs 8-9) and seeks to avoid even the appearance of evil. 1 Thessalonians 5:22) 3. He is patient and slow to anger. Save the drama for some other mama. Seriously! You’ll be grateful for “even Steven” the rest of your days. “A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel. ” Proverbs 1 5: 18 4. He believes in forever. As we talked about previously-?marriage is a testimony of God’s everlasting love, so he’s got to be sold out to that “one flesh” concept from Genesis 2:24. 5. He is humble. Everyone messes up, but it’s so much easier to make repairs with a humble earth. Pride comes before destruction, and an arrogant spirit before a fall. ” Proverbs 16: 18 6. He finds joy in his work. Proverbs says that a “sluggard” will find that poverty sneaks up on him, (6:1 1) but that a man who does his work faithfully and well will work for kings (22:29). Since money is nearly always a source of contention-?find a man who is known for putting his best into his work! 7. He seeks wise counsel A man who actively looks for resources outside himself can be trusted to have the proper perspective and proper support to rally for your love when the tough patches come .
Too many men isolate themselves and end up making decisions based on their limited perspective. Proverbs 1 5:22 says, “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. ” What else would you add to this list? (Yes, you props need more paper! ) II. What if… And now the moment of truth: What if your husband -?to-be made a list just like this? Would you be able to say that you had all these same qualities you have asked of him? Circle the items on your list tattoo need to up your own game on! Ask the Lord to help you BE that best possible version of yourself-?the one that you would want to marry.