I wish someone would have taught me this difference when I was younger.  The difference between a neat Christian boy and a Godly man.  Not that I have some tragic story of how it would have saved me from heartache.  But I think it might have changed my perspective from “desperate” to “patient” a little sooner.

And just as an editor’s note.  The man/woman you marry will have a profound influence on your own spiritual life as well, not just your kids.