However, who other than our Creator knows best how we can flourish and fully achieve our purpose?

The Bible teaches us that God wants the best for us: "For I know the plans I have for you — declares the LORD.

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Now what this means is a Christian woman won’t just look for a man who has a cross tattooed on his shoulder, but a man who is ready to die daily in the sacrificial calling of leading a home.

Love as Christ loved the Church and gave himself for her.

What they will want is not just a marriage that is minimally Christian, but a Christian marriage.

And a Christian marriage is described in Ephesians five like this.

And a Christian man won’t just look for a woman who wears a cross around her neck, but is willing to die as she submits to his leadership in reliance upon Christ.

Both husband and wife are engaged in constant self denial as they live out the beauty of the Christian marriage.

Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Through Jesus we may even call him 'Abba Father'.

The apostle Paul writes in 2 Corinthians : "Do not be yoked together with unbelievers." We believe that this warning also applies to marriage, and that it's better for Christians not to marry non-believers.

For instance, I'd never recommend that a modern woman do as I did.