When I was young... in my late 20s and early 30s, I often heard from friends and relatives that when I finally found my man, I would be amazed at the man he is and that it would be worth the wait.
Such remarks even led me to pray to God to make the man He intends for me to be ready for me, and to be the man I need. In the same prayer, I ask God to make me the woman that man needed and would love.
Later, when asked why I'm still not married I would say, "God's not finished with him yet." and later still, "Apparently it's a lot of work to prepare a man for me!"
I had great ideals and great intentions.
I still do. But these days people seem to think I'm expecting too much.
But, I really do know what sort of husband I want. Someone who is going to be invested in marriage. Someone who will communicate with me about marriage's ups and downs and work to keep the passion, the love and to keep God first in our lives.
I honestly don't want to be married to a man who I couldn't trust to do those things. Therefore, I am still not married. It's as simple as that.
These days, everyone wants to tell me that I shouldn't be holding out for a perfect man. You all know how I feel about that comment (and I heard it again this week! Don't get me started!). I honestly don't think I'm looking for perfect. I am looking for someone who takes marriage seriously.
Just when I started to think no such man exists, look what I found...
Just the sort of men I'm looking for... except I am holding out for a single/ available man - not one who is married!
I'm going to add them to my blogroll because I want their influence here at SingleSolitaryThings. I like the good energy... and I want SST readers to know that there are real husbands out there!!!
I will not listen to the people who say I'm expecting too much.
Why would I settle for a man who is less than what God wants for me?
I will remain single before I marry a man who doesn't expect to commit fully and equally with me.
Ladies... I expect you to do the same.