Fall of 2012 I will officially have two daughters attending a University away from home – Yes, a new chapter in my life and many new adventures for them. A year ago I wrote an article titled College Dating Rules – Ring By Spring sharing about daughter #1 (Shelbi) heading off to her University and our desire to prepare her for the dating scene she may encounter in the days and months ahead. Now it is time to send off daughter #2 ( Savannah) to her University and yes, Dad will be having the same College Dating Rules talk with her as he did with daughter #1. So I have been thinking once again about this topic and who might my daughters marry one day – will he fit into our family unit? will he be all that we have dreamed of for our daughters to marry? will we feel a peace knowing he is the perfect one for them? basically will he meet our standards? Yes, they are high but my daughters are our precious diamonds.
It is true if I could I would hand pick their husbands I see nothing wrong with prearranged marriages however my daughters are not in agreement on that one with me – At least not for now that is.
As we continue on our journey of raising two college University daughters and daily giving their lives to God and asking him to guide and direct their paths and give us wisdom in encouraging them along this journey, I get so excited when God brings along great wisdom from others that I can share not only with my own daughters but with you our 24/7 MOMS who are traveling this parenting journey with us.
Today, I came across a fabulous article that I quickly sent to my daughters titled “Who to Take Home to Mom and Dad” by: Holly Wagner from the God Chicks blog. I thought you also might enjoy reading it and saving it for future use.
It starts out with this:
One of the most important decisions we will ever make is whom we ultimately marry. Who we choose as a spouse will affect us much more than a career choice or schooling or even our friendships. With that in mind, how do we know whom to get serious with? What qualities should we look for in someone we’ll be bringing home to meet mom and dad?
Holly then goes on to give:
5 qualities this potential husband should be-
1. A man who is a committed follower of Jesus.
2. A man who knows how to communicate honor and respect.
3. A man who is protective about you and your feelings.
4. A man who serves others.
5. A man with vision.
WOW! a perfect list. Holly gives a full description of each of these qualities in her article “Who to Take Home to Mom and Dad” on the God Chicks blog . You will definitely want to read this full article so Click here and read it, pass it on, print it off, file it away…Yes it’s that good.