Selfless: The Bible speaks specifically to husbands when it tells them to love their wives as they love their own bodies, just like Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her (Ephesians -28).A Christian boyfriend should begin to exhibit this kind of care and love for his girlfriend long before marriage.A woman’s respect for her husband and a man’s love for his wife are interdependent and life-giving to a marriage (Ephesians -32).
First, in the spiritual sense – a couple’s relationship with God should be the primary factor in any relationship, and they should be matched in that regard.
Believers are commanded to marry other believers (2 Corinthians ), so there is no reason to be dating an unbeliever.
But a couple should also be evenly matched in the more practical aspects, having compatible temperaments, similar energy levels, and shared life-goals and interests.
These things add tremendously to happiness in a relationship.
In addition to all this, if a man has a good sense of humor and a steady, cheerful disposition, this is wonderfully encouraging for his wife.
Nobody can be “up” all the time, but a man who is characterized by the peace and joy of the Spirit is a real catch. There will be times of sadness, and there will be conflict.
They need to be understood and protected and cared for in a proactive way.
A good Christian boyfriend is a man who will look out for and care for his girlfriend and carry this passion for protecting her into marriage (1 Peter 3:7).
Provision doesn’t necessarily mean bringing in a lot of money.
The issue is whether he takes responsibility for the welfare of his wife and children.
It is important for women to grasp the seriousness of this verse.