What does a woman want? As a dude, I would be completely unqualified to answer that question. But I’m a Bible dude, so I actually know. Husbands, future husbands, brothers who have sisters, are you ready to write this down?
Guys, what every woman wants is . . . God. Remember back in the beginning when God created the first woman. What did he do first? He created the man and then gave the man his Word. The Word about worship, about the garden, about God. This is what it means for the husband to be “the head of the wife” (Ephesians 5:23). He is the leader in the seeking-God project! His job is to share the Word with his wife, to tell her about God, to grab her hand and lead her to the source of eternal love.
Flowers are fine but only God never wilts; his grace never falls like dead petals on the kitchen table. Marble countertops are great, but only God is the rock that can support her soul through stress and kids and cancer. Vacations are fun, but only Jesus can give rest to her soul, a rest she doesn’t have to work for, pay for, a rest that never ends. Deep in her heart is a longing to be loved, and God will always love her; a longing to do something that matters, and God promises every cup of water she gives to the kids in Jesus’ name will not be forgotten. We are temporary men who can give temporary gifts. But, by God’s grace, we can lead her to the eternal God. That’s really what a woman wants.