Would you want to marry a girl like that??
My three sons, ages 10, 8 and 6, are growing at warp speed. I imagine all that lays ahead for them. All the choices. For fun the other day I began to imagine what each of them would do and be when they are grown men. Entrepreneurs like us? Hopefully. College grads? Perhaps, but only if they really want to – no pressure from us.
The thing I want most in the world for these wee men-in-training is that they are fabulous, wonderful, passionate husbands and engaged, committed, inspiring fathers. Everything else will fall into place.
I share with the boys how awesome it is to be married to a man like their daddy. I point out elderly couples holding hands. When we read together, which we do A LOT, I take time to point out good
and bad traits in the female characters. I encourage them to be discerning by evaluating the character’s actions and words. I’ll ask them, “Would you want to be married to a woman like that?” or “Do you think that little girl will grow up to be a thoughtful wife?”
I want them to view marriage in a way that I never did when I was a child – as a HUGE blessing.
It’s not too soon to be praying for my future daughter-in laws. I pray for the homes that they live in, for their parents to have the wisdom to train them well. I pray for God to direct their path and to help them make decisions that protect their hearts and for His hand of protection around them always.