Saturday, March 26, 2011

"Pick Me!" But, Why Should He?

Being a married woman for all of my adult life doesn't make me an expert per se in the area of singleness. Some have told me that I'm the last person that should be dishing out advice to single women. Maybe they are right. But on the flip side, who would give the best advice to a single woman who's hoping to be found? Could it be a married woman that's been married all of her adult life? The odds are favorable for a single woman to become a helpmeet, if the advice was taken from another married woman and applied to her life.

We don't have to go very far to see women carrying the invisible sign that says "Pick Me!"

The question that I would like to pose, "Why should he? What makes you different from all the other women?" In order to be notice, you have to be different.

This is just my opinion and only my opinion. I believe men are looking for a woman who's wife material. There are many things that a man looks for when searching for a wife. One thing he's looking for is someone who can be a secret keeper. What do I mean by a secret keeper? Let me explain....

Whether they will admit it or not, men have very sensitive egos. They pride themselves on being the best in every area of their lives. When they are good at what they do, they want others to notice. When they fall short in an area, they quickly try to cover it up before anybody gets wind of it. When a man gets married, who sees the short falls in his life? His wife.

When a single man is searching for a wife, he's looking for one who doesn't gossip. He listens closely to what single women say about others in their conversations. If he sees that she is prone to gossip and speaks0 negatively about others, he does not see her as wife material. Why? Because he is afraid that she won't be a secret keeper and will expose his short falls for all to see. At the least, he knows that her friends will know about his short falls.

Over the years I've watched the prettiest girls get passed up for the girl who was least expected to get the guy. There have been times when I've even had to scratch my head and say, 'Hmmm....." He didn't choose her because she was the prettiest. He didn't choose her because she wore the latest fashions. He didn't choose her because of her hour glass figure. He choose her because she made him feel safe. He knew that she could be his secret keeper.


6 comments:

LaSandra said...

Mmmm...sounds like good advice to me! I have definitely found this to be true in my marriage.

~Lisi P. said...

Wise words, Mrs. Sandra!! We single women need to hear wise advise from Godly women who know it from the heart!

Thanks & blessings :)

Amber Noella said...

Thanks for this advice!

The Proverbs Wife said...

Your interview on www.AproverbsWife.com is scheduled for 4.8.11 at 9 a.m. EST. Thanks so much for your contribution.

Bible Babe said...

Yet more proof that my husband and I are together, not because of his money or my looks, but because we both feel secure in each other--we TRUST each other. Thanks for a good post, but then you ALWAYS have good posts!

Lady Kara said...

Well said!

God bless,

Lady Kara