My mother prays for my future husband on a regular basis. Occasionally, when I’m not in an exhaustion coma, I’ll whisper a prayer for the man God may elect to bring into my life. Though Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer’s book Praying for Your Future Husband is marketed for middle and high school girls, I found the book to be an excellent introduction to the blessing of praying for others (especially one’s future husband) in a society that is rushed, yet filled with moral and sexual denigration.
Filled with true stories of married and single women alike, Praying does an excellent job of not glorifying married life over the single life. In fact, Gunn and Goyer encourage their young female to live full lives during their single years. Additionally, while living full lives, Praying encourages young girls to pray fervently for their future husbands. Tackling areas such as patience, understanding, contentment, protection, and even intimacy, the book offers chapters tailored to certain aspects of a husband’s character that should be examined. At the end of each chapter, the reader is given a prayer to pray for her future husband and for herself. For young girls, they are not only educated in what characteristics a Godly husband should possess, but they are also instructed to develop these traits in their own personal lives. Praying not only helps teen girls pray for their future husbands, but it also has the potential to help girls live full, Christ-like lives whether they marry or not.
PS- The excellent folks over at Multnomah’s Blogging for Books gave me a free copy of Praying for Your Future Husband in exchange for an honest review. No lies here.