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What constitutes a “marriable woman”?

I hear a lot of people use the phrase "marriable woman," and I wonder, from a guy's point of view, what constitutes a "marriable woman"?


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I hear a lot of people use the phrase “marriable woman,” and I wonder, from a guy’s point of view, what constitutes a “marriable woman”?


If you’re asking what a certain guy is looking for in a certain girl, that’s as varied as the guys who are out there. But rather than try to decipher what a specific guy constitutes as a “marriable woman,” you need to focus on what is godly womanhood — that’s the criteria that matters.

Getting your heart around that is not always easy (Boundless columnist Candice Watters came up with a great A-Z checklist on the Boundless blog), but I especially like the idea of seeking a captivating woman. Put simply, her heart is captivated by Christ, and as a result, she is a woman who is truly captivating.

Yes, there are very practical things you can do to communicate your interest and availability, but first and foremost a guy wants a girl who is brimming with captivating, God-given life (“Z” on Candice’s list). Now that is a marriable woman.



Copyright 2010 John Thomas. All rights reserved.

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John Thomas

John Thomas has been a Boundless contributor since its beginning in 1998. He and his wife, Alfie, have three children and live in Arkansas, where he serves as executive director of Ozark Camp and Conference Center, a youth camp and retreat center.


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