NO RELATIONSHIP WILL LAST WITHOUT CHRIST IN THE CENTER.
A man who walks with the Lord - Must walk with the Lord and have a passion to continue to grow in Him. Must be a strong Christian man that I can grow with in my spiritual journey. MUST PUT GOD FIRST - NO EXCEPTIONS.
A leader - One whom I can support and encourage while he leads me and family spiritually with wisdom and ultimately through life.
A gentleman - One who is going to treat me like the jewel that I am - polite and respectful to everyone he encounters - someone that is going to respect and value me - someone that is going to see my worth and cherish it.
Humble - One who is not proud or boastful - Someone that will share his flaws with me so that I will be able to encourage, support and pray for him - One who surrenders his pride to the Lord - One who doesn't boast about his spiritual knowledge but instead daily renews his mind and recognizes that he always has more room to grow
Obeys the Word - James 1:23-24 says, “Be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.” --- A Godly man that is a man of not only his word but also of the Lord's - does what he says he is going to do - true to keeping vows and promises - obeys the Word of Lord, no matter how difficult the task - Delights himself in the Word of the Lord and diligently meditates and rests in it
Generous - One who is willing to help other - Has a heart for serving others - Uses his gifts, knowledge, and talent to help fill the needs of others, including his wife and family - Realizes that this life is not his own so he uses it to please the Lord (because, when we do this to the lest of these, we do it to Jesus).
A Man of Prayer - One who realizes the importance of prayer not only in his life, but in the lives of his family - Knows that prayer is a direct way to communicate with Jesus and in doing so, he ultimately knows who is in control of his life - A prayer warrior for his family
Takes Action - One who is not afraid to do the necessary actions to achieve the best, in accordance with God's will
Patient and Graceful - One who is patient, especially in the face of difficult situations - Does not fear the unknown - Is willing to take the time to work through every situation - Won't let an argument run him off - Won't let his emotions get the best of him - Waits upon the Lord and knows that His plan is greater - Is not ill tempered and does not speak out of emotion - Brings God's goodness into the lives of the undeserving - Has grace because he has been transformed by God's grace
Forgiving - One who does not hold grudges and will not seek revenge - One who is gracefully forgiving and lets go of all feelings of resentment - One who knows that he is understanding of God's forgiveness (since he has been forgiven, he will forgive others even while they are undeserving)
Loves with Agape Love - One who selflessly loves his wife - One who chooses to love no matter what he is feeling
These are a few characteristics - I know that no one is perfect. Simply put, I am looking for someone who will constantly surrender to the Lord in order to best that he can for themselves and for me.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Tell me about your relationship with God.