Looking for One Good Man

Divorce and dysfunctional marriages are everywhere. Parents want their children to do better than they did. God created love, marriage, and sex. He knows more about these things than all counselors and sociologists combined. Here is a test from the Bible for men. Measure a few friends to get the feel. Let the scoring criteria and their definitions provoke conversation. Parents, do not violate the pass/fail rule (Pr 31:30).

Fear of
the Lord

Pr 31:30

(To be completed by parents)
Proven fear of God, love of God, trust in Scripture, delight in the Lord, love of the truth, fellowship with Christ, zeal for worship, complete conversion, hatred of sin and the world, willing to learn and change, confident of eternal life, baptized, lives by faith, loves strong preaching, no fear of peers, honors his parents, loves prayer, holy, despises man's wisdom, spiritually minded, hates false ways, humble, craves instruction, evangelistic, wise, intolerant of sin, etc.
Virtuous
Luke 2:52
Great character, good name, wise, prudent, wonderful person, highly respected, praiseworthy, accomplished, confident, strong
Gracious
Prov 22:11
Courteous, charming, pleasing, polite, kind, condescending courtesy, compassionate, agreeable, thoughtful, discreet, gentle
Diligent
Prov 22:29
Hard working, persistent, focused, intense, high-energy, does not procrastinate, fast, thorough, accomplished, consistent, eager
Faithful
Prov 20:6
Responsible, committed, principled, dedicated, loyal, respects authority, punctual, constant, disciplined, goal oriented, conscientious, consistent
Leader
Gen 18:19
Authoritative, confident, an example, insistent, expresses opinions, provides direction, decisive, responsible, determined, bold, peacemaker, strong
Financial
Prov 24:27
Assets, good income potential, good credit, organized, solvent, prudent, has a plan, transferable skills, has career options, proper contentment
Attractive
Song 5:9-16
Eyes, hair, lips, teeth, distinct features, hands, skin, shoulders, lean waist, strong legs, athletic, masculine, proportionate, fit
Father
Phil 2:20-22
His father is virtuous, gracious, spiritual, diligent, faithful, leader, financial, supportive, involved, family oriented, strong, loving
Friends
Prov 13:20
He has several of good reputation, values character, makes friends easily, rejects fools or critical, will forsake them if necessary, friendly, independent, contributes
Communicative
John 15:15
Talks easily, expresses feelings, explains opinions, verbally affectionate, pursues your thoughts and feelings, good listener
Wise
I Sam 18:5,14
Prudent, discreet, clever, circumspect, cautious, critical, intelligent, analytical, experienced, thorough, careful, common sense
Loyal
Matt 19:6
Believes the best, forgives easily, one-woman man, never flirts, committed, optimistic, consistent, "for poorer," "for worse," "in sickness"
Sober
Titus 2:6
Laughs discreetly, doesn't joke or jest, avoids foolishness, hates comedies, introspective, serious, prefers weighty discussions, grave
Charity
I Cor 13:4-7
Forgiving, trusting, believing, conventional, hoping, kind, longsuffering, forebearing, patient, discreet, humble, modest, generous, gentle
Discreet
Eph 5:15
Circumspect, common sense, considerate, good judgement, cautious, prudent, wise, careful, thoughtful, sober, patient, gracious
Honoring
I Pet 3:7
Knowledgeable of women, considerate, compassionate, kind, merciful, thoughtful, protective, supportive, respectful, flattering
Cherishing
Eph 5:29
Loving, tender, affectionate, pampering, expressive, touchy, sentimental, romantic, giving, stroking, unselfish, little surprises
Nourishing
Eph 5:29
Supportive, answers questions, promotes your growth and learning, desires your maturity, a teacher, allows outside pursuits
Initiative
Prov 20:4
Self-starter, go-getter, motivated, responsive, confident, committed, goal-oriented, bold, hustler, dynamo, competitive
Intelligent
Eccl 4:13
Communicates well, high IQ, analytical, critical, observational, curious, interested in learning new things, common sense, thorough, clever, creative
Organized
Eph 5:16
Prompt, neat, clean, efficient, fast, orderly, planning, remembers, thorough, detail conscious, confident, collected, systematic
Baggage
Eccl 10:1
Existing children, divorce, felonies, physical handicaps, other serious relationships, debts, perverse home situation, past scandals
Loving
Song 1:2; 2:4
Giving, expressive, passionate, touchy, complimentary, intense, romantic, kind, gentle, affectionate, adoring, possessive, jealous
Creative
Song 2:8-13
Inventive, original, full of surprises, initiates ideas, appreciates beauty, observational, tires of routine, spontaneous, explorer
Athletic
Song 5:14-15
Enjoys working out, not sports ignorant, competitive, enjoys sweat, coordinated, intense, physical, fit, conditioned, lean
Temperament
Gen 2:18
Compatible, well suited for role, rules and controls weaknesses, understands gifts, complementary, risks understood
Sexual
Heb 13:4
Understands its honor, its limits, its purpose; its danger; thinks Solomon best typifies great lover, grasps female superiority, unselfish, romantic
Family
II Tim 1:5
His family is spiritual, faithful, conservative, loving, gracious, loyal, attractive, intelligent, peaceful, supportive, discreet, diligent, united, close
Family Oriented
Prov 17:6
Likes children, family reunions, grandparents, large dinners, family trees, training future generations, closeness
Masculine
I Sam 16:18
Strong, fit, athletic, enjoys manly activities, good at physical labor, dresses well, short hair, tough, pain tolerant, warrior
Sensual
Song 2:4-6
Passionate, fit, coordinated, clean, appreciates senses, romantic, confident, creative, gentle, verbal, physical, bold, loves beauty
Gentle
I Thess 2:7
Patient, considerate, kind, thoughtful, forgiving, merciful, tender, compassionate, helpful, slow, cautious, sympathetic, meek
Hospitable
Rom 12:13
Cordial, generous, gracious, selfless, creative, talkative, warm, joyful, friendly, a servant, expressive, communicative
Observant
I Kings 4:33
Detail conscious, notices small favors, appreciates beauty, analytical, reflective, sensitive, meditative, enjoys roses