- Emotionally mature. I am able to deal with life’s ups and downs without a lot of drama.
- Hard working. I am committed to the domestic and financial health of a marriage.
- Addiction free. I am not controlled by alcohol, drugs, shopping, pornography, Facebook, texting, video gaming, gambling or any other type of addiction.
- A healthy and appealing body. Yes, attractiveness counts. It’s what gets the chemistry started.
- A generous attitude. I am patient and kind and giving towards others. I exude Christ’s love.
- Flexible. I don’t always have to have my own way. I can compromise.
- Realistic. I am able to manage my expectations and appetite for more and bigger.
- Trustworthy and trusting. I am not jealous or possessive. I keep my promises.
- I am not contentious or argumentative.
One way of determining good personal characteristics is to draw up your own lists of what you do and don’t desire, and then make sure you are all of those things, too. If you read through the book of Proverbs, you will get a great sense of what good character looks like on the practical side of life. 1 Corinthians chapter 13 gives you a guideline for being loving. James chapter 1is also a good chapter to read.