The Shallow List

One time, I made a list of the qualifications I wanted in a husband.

Cute. Tall. Funny. Smart. Christian.

But I think most girls want that. What was to set the guy I wanted apart from every other guy who was cute, funny, tall, smart and a Christian? I had to really think about it.

Over the years, my list grew more detailed. I don’t remember ever writing down all my qualifications, because some of them sounded so shallow. Turns out, most of us have a list that we don’t share with anyone for fear of sounding vain. But that is what separates us, what shows our individual preferences.

It’s okay to have a shallow list!

Do you want to know my ultimate shallow qualification? I wanted a man who was “cool” in the eyes of the world but chose to be a Christian. I wanted a guy who could hang out with anybody, whom everyone liked and respected. . . a guy who was popular and didn’t use the church as a crutch or need it in order to have a place to belong.

I wanted to find a guy who chose God because he needed Him.

Because he wanted Him.

Not because God was the only one left to accept him.

God delivered. Justin partied with the best of them (not an endorsement) but gave up that way of life for something better. Something eternal.  (end excerpt)

Alright girlies, let’s make a list! Break out your notepad and pen! We’re gonna make a shallow list!

To be fair, and get it out of our system, go ahead and write down the obvious ones:

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Bethany Jett

Bethany Jett loves sipping coffee and jamming in her planner while raising three boys with her college sweetheart Justin.

August 16, 2013

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