As I think about my firstborn heading off to college in a few months, I can't help but think about the likelihood that "Mrs. Right" may be among the students on campus. If so, there are few things she needs to know from her future mother-in-law.
1.You need to love God more than you love my son. My son cannot be your savior or connection to God. You must know who you are in Christ in order to be his partner in life. You must desire to honor God in all areas of your life....your speech, your attitudes, your wardrobe choices, your music choices and your respect for authority.
2. You need to have a call on your life for missions. Being the hands and feet of Jesus is what our family is all about. Being the hands and feet of Jesus around the world is what God is calling my son to be about. If you're concerned more with increasing your own personal wardrobe and shoe collection instead of serving the least of these then you're not "the one" for my son.
3. You must like food....like to eat it and cook it. We are a family that spends a lot of time in the kitchen and around the table. We always celebrate special days and special events by creating and enjoying a meal together. My son knows how to cook and does a great job, don't let him tell you otherwise. He's also well-trained in cleaning up the mess!!!
4. You don't have to be athletic but liking sports, especially football is definitely a plus. Sports ministry is a big part of our family life and so is cheering on our favorite college teams. Being an SEC fan will definitely win extra points with me.
5. You must not play games with his heart. He is a very loving and giving person. He has such a BIG heart and loves BIG!!! Don't take advantage of that for your own personal pleasure. If you are fortunate to be loved by him, you are definitely a special girl.
6. You must be willing to challenge my son to continue to grow in his relationship with God and encourage his growth as a leader in your relationship. Don't let him make excuses for irresponsible or immature behavior. Encourage him to uphold a godly standard of manhood.
I spend my days raising my boys with one goal in mind.....Godly husbands & fathers. I want my boys to love God and to put him first in their lives and their future homes. I want them to seek God's direction first and foremost in the life choices that they make. It will take a special God-girl to fill the role of that special girl for each one of them.
I am a Christian, a wife, a mom, a VBS crafter, a coupon clipper, a thrift store shopper, a football fan, a cook, a student of the Bible and an avid reader.