I can’t answer that question for everyone with any biblical certainty. I’ve heard some say that they never want to marry. And when asked why not, some have opted not to marry for selfish reasons and others for more nobler reasons.
While I can’t answer the question for anyone else I can say with a certain degree of certainty that I was born to be a wife. Not just a wife, but (my husbands) wife.
Being my husbands wife is an experience like no other. As I have watched him grow as a Christian I have come to see a side of God that has deepened my faith.
Through the union my husband and I share, God has taught me patience.
Where I was once a 5′ 1″ loud mouth, I now possess a meek and quiet spirit.
Where I was once hasty and quick to anger, I am now patient and long-suffering.
Marriage has changed me. Living each day with my husband has been a wonderful blessing. As I observe him living out his calling as my lover, protector, provider and encourager I see him more and more as God sees him.
What I once viewed as oppressive I now see as protective. And what I once saw as dictatorship I know see as encouragement.
Through Gods grace I have learned what means to be a wife. It’s an awesome place to be when you allow a husband to guide the family. It takes away so much burden and allows you the freedom to become the wife in Proverbs 31 and Titus 2.
I am blessed to have a husband who doesn’t try to stand in the place as my God, but ushers me into the presence of God.
My husband is wise enough to know just when to push me towards God and when to take my hand and escort me to the King of Glory.
He is an awesome man who prays the will of God over me and our children. He is faithful enough not to compromise or sugar coat the word of God to pacify me. He’s learned to balance being a provider, husband and dad as not to compromise one for the other.
He is the best friend I always wanted. He is my lover and my brother in Christ.
I am blessed to be my husbands wife.