A few months ago, I was looking in our newspaper and the title of this book caught my eye. It’s called Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good-Enough. I grinned and read the description. “Interviewing,” it read, “among others, therapists, members of the clergy, and both single and married people, [Lori] Gottlieb argues that many women today end up alone because they hold men to unreasonably high standards.” I promptly cut out the article and put it on our refrigerator, where it sits today. Let me tell you why.
I’m waiting for my future husband. (See the picture on the side of the blog that says True Love Waits.) I wouldn’t like to “end up alone,” but I’m willing to wait for someone who meets my standards, which, I admit, are pretty high. (I’ll settle for nothing less! I really can’t, especially the way things are today.) I haven’t yet written out a list of requirements yet – though I know a few girls who have – but a few of the mandatory ones are that he has to be a strong Christian, have the same convictions as me, and be waiting for me, too.