But that does not mean ALL Christian men should avoid marrying Christian feminists, anymore than ALL men should avoid marrying older women.The church is beautifully diverse, and every couple is different, which is why these lists are limited in their helpfulness.
A few weeks ago I came across a blog post titled 10 Women Christian Men Should Not Marry. It advised against marrying women who are not followers of Christ, as well as women who love to gossip or slander. As for the rest of the list, I cannot agree with much of it–mostly because his “types” are only bad stereotypes, which isn’t very helpful.
However, I was surprised and then a little bit tickled when I discovered this type of women at #3: “The Older Woman.” Under this category, the author explained that marrying an older woman is not a sin, but it’s also not “God’s ideal.” He goes on to reason that it “requires an extra measure of grace to lead a woman who’s older than you.”As his scriptural justification he cited Adam and Eve: “God intentionally (with good reason! Scripture informs us that God created man first chronologically for the sake of authority!
After all, what matters is not so much age, as maturity.
That’s why I hope all my single people will hold these lists with a very open hand.
Otherwise, I would have missed out on a lot of the good that God had for me!
.” No matter what I said, or what nice things I did for Karen, she was out of my league since I was younger.
For one semester, Stephanie and I had a frolicking good time.
We hung out after school together almost every single day. Perhaps it starts off in the 1st grade when we’re running around yelling with blue slurpee stains on our Sesame Street t-shirts.
She’d come watch my tennis matches and I’d take her to Mc Donald’s afterward for some hot apple pie and Mc Lovin. Or perhaps the perception starts in the 7th grade where we start snapping one too many bras.