Suzanne Gosselin recently wrote an article at Boundless called “Recognizing the One,” in which she recounts that she knew her now-husband was “the one” when the Holy Spirit told her so (which just so happened to be at a moment when Kevin, to whom she was already attracted, was alpha-ly going on about his passions and plans for life…funny how that works).
In the comments, someone named Andrew3 wrote of his criteria for a future wife:
This is my criteria for knowing if a woman is “The One” for me:
1. She believes in Jesus Christ as her Saviour.
2. I can imagine her bearing my children through the method designed by God at the beginning of creation. (Genesis 4:1)
3. She wants to marry me.
That is it! The first woman who fulfills all three of the above criteria will be my wife for the rest of our years on earth.
Now, maybe he really means this, but I highly doubt that these are his only criteria. What if the woman also…
…had three kids by three other guys?
…pole-danced not for Jesus?
…had $50,000 worth of credit card debt?
…had two ex-husbands?
…had a lot of male Facebook friends who liked to message her?
…liked to post pictures of herself in a bikini on Facebook?
…had no female friends?
…made more money and/or had more education than he did?
Maybe Andrew3 is just really young and therefore hasn’t thought any deeper than his three criteria.