Monday, September 18, 2006

The First Five Aspects.

These are the five aspects I would want in a wife that I put on as a response to a question from the administrator, Jonathan M.

1. Dedicated/committed: first to God and then to me (hopefully God and I will always be compatible so she wouldn't ever have to choose God over me.)
2. Focused: on God and on her purpose in life.
3. Sweet: sweet personality, soft and tender-hearted (compassionate), able to enjoy herself despite the wearies of the world and the sometimes burdensome knowledge of Christianity.
4. Pure: as unstained by the world as possible (especially sexually).
5. Loving: This is similar to aspect number one, "dedicated," but oh, well--loves God, loves me, loves children, loves people in general (has a burden for the lost).

Of course, I could list many more, and Proverbs' description is always a good guideline to go by. To see the rest of what I said, check out, and go to the "Reality Strike!" comment section.

I talked about how, although physical attractiveness isn't necessarily a priority to the Christian man, it is important, and how "having stuff in common" is a natural requirement.

Proverbs 31: 10-31
An excellent wife, who can find?
For her worth is far above jewels.
The heart of her husband trusts in her,
And he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good and not evil.
All the days of her life.
She looks for wool and flax
And works with her hands in delight.
She is like merchant ships;
She brings her food from afar.
She rises also while it is still night
And gives food to her household
And portions to her maidens.
She considers a field and buys it;
From her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She girds herself with strength
And makes her arms strong.
She senses that her gain is good;
Her lamp does not go out at night.
She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her hands grasp the spindle.
She extends her hand to the poor,
And she stretches out her hands to the needy.
She is not afraid of the snow for her household,
For all her household are clothed with scarlet.
She makes coverings for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them,
And supplies belts to the tradesmen.
Strength and dignity are her clothing,
And she smiles at the future.
She opens her mouth in wisdom,
And the teacching of kindness is on her tongue.
She looks well to the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and bless her;
Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
"Many daughters have done nobly,
But you excel them all."
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
Give her the product of her hands,
And let her works praise her in the gates.


Austin said...

Great post, and great blog overall too. I'll be reading this from time to time.

Austin said...

Oh, about your post "Really Believed" (great post by the way!), I'm interested in hearing what you think hell is? That topic is interesting to me, so I'm gathering opinions. If you want to research it, go to my blog, scroll down and read the post entitled "Homework Assignment," and do what it says. I think it will interest you.

Daisy said...

This is great. When I was nine, I memorized the whole chapter of Proverbs 31:1-31.
If you think about it, this can really help you pick out the wife God planned you to be with.
Nice blog by the way.
I have to go.

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