Back when I wrote The Way Home, 25 years ago, one of the benefits I saw to a biblical family life was the way it would literally “grow” God’s kingdom.
I envisioned godly young men and women getting married, having large families if God so blessed them, and quickly increasing the number of serious Christians in America in just a few generations.
But now that my beautiful daughters are all high-school graduates, and two of them are college grads, I have to ask . . . where are all the future Christian husbands?
It’s not that young men aren’t interested in my daughters. In the case of one in particular, we’ve practically had to beat them off with a stick! But with one notable exception (who sadly has gone to be with the Lord), the young men in question have either been
• Frankly non-Christian, including a smattering of Muslims
• So weakly “Christian” they have no idea of basic doctrines, or
• Talking the Christian talk and doing just the opposite
To this add, in the vast majority of cases
• Not headed in a direction that would provide for a family
BTW, my daughters are church-goers, and three have attended Christian colleges.
I don’t want to give the impression that my daughters spend their days crying into their pillows about their romantic prospects. But judging by what I’m seeing and reading, there are legions of well-trained Christian girls who naturally expected to be married to fine Christian husbands by now . . . and aren’t.