Christian man who wishes to share his life in marriage with single woman who takes her Christian faith seriously. I'm basically looking for someone to eventually marry and perhaps raise a family. I believe that the Bible is the Word of God andthat it is to be the basis for faith and practice in the Christian's life. In the area of marriage, I believe (and intend to practice) that the husband is love his wife as Christ loves the church (Ephesians 5:225-27). I also believe that the wife is to submit to her husband (Ephesians 5:22-24). Which one is more difficult to practice? In my opinion, submission means that the husband leads himself and his wife in the marriage (especially in the area of spiritual responsibilities) but it also means that he and his wife decide together various issues in their relationship and that the husband has the final say after all is said and done. This means that if it is decided that the wife is more competent in the areas of money and finances, then she handles the money within the household and any major decisions are to be finally decided by the husband. This does not mean that the wife is to be a door mat and that she is to not only agree with everything that her husband believes, teaches and practices but also that she is not even to talk to her husband about issues in their marriage that she is struggling with. I am looking for someone who is more of a best friend and lifelong partner to grow old with, but who also recognizes that the Bible teaches that the husband is to be the leader in the marriage and that he is also called to the responsibility of loving his wife as Christ loved the church. I do not believe that submission of the wife is the centerpiece of Christian marriage according to the New Testament, and I don't believe that it is the most important item in selecting a future mate, but I do believe that the Bible does teach that the wife is to ultimately submit to her husband (after the Lord of course) in the area of their marriage and it is an issue that needs to be agreed upon. I know that this is a sensitive issue, even among conservative Christian women, but again, I sincerely believe that this is what the Scriptures teach.
I am basically conservative in the areas of Christian theology and practice and also in politics, ethics and morality. I am not one of those Christians who dismiss one's claim to salvation just because they are not as conservative as I am in the areas of politics, economics, and popular culture. I do believe that in the area of ethics, morality and values the husband and wife are to be as closely agreed upon in these areas as possible. I believe that the Christian's main responsibility on this earth is not in the area of politics or home schooling or other things that many Christians seem to have become enslaved to, but it is to share the gospel and disciple all nations and to love God with all our heart soul mind and strength and our neighbor as ourselves (Matthew 28: 19-20; 22:34-40; Mark 12:28-34; Luke 10:25-37). If anyone is interested please feel free to write. May the Lord bless you!