“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife.” Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Who’s got your back, Jack? Well, God for starters. Add in various family members (mom’s usually at the top of this list) and your dog (get one if you already haven’t.) And, perhaps more unexpectedly, church ladies from just all over the place.
Why do church ladies care about this generation of young men? Church ladies love people, for one. Secondly, it’s simple math. Those of us who are church ladies of a certain age have daughters, nieces or granddaughters whom we hope will marry in the next decade or so. We want that dating pool to be deep and wide. Deep and wide, I say.
So, if you’re a guy and you happen to find out you’re on some church-lady hit list — by which I mean prayer list — don’t feel alarmed, feel blessed. We just want to make sure you’re ready should you catch the eye of one of ours. We pray for your faith, your safety, your gainful employment. We pray that you’ll have no inclination to be a contestant on The Bachelor.
We pray that you’re getting plenty of veggies, sleep, exercise and sunshine. We want you to be strong. Strong in the faith and, well, strong enough to carry a sleeping toddler all the way from a certified-safe, properly installed car seat to his certified-safe, properly assembled crib. See where I’m going here?
Gentlemen, it’s true. God loves you and has plans to give you hope and a future. And, we church ladies do, too.