What I Want(ed) In a Husband

coupleI had a nice long list of things I was looking for in my perfect man.

I wanted my husband to love travel, to dance, to be taller than me, to be intelligent, etc etc etc.

This on the other “perfect” person made me forget that I’m actually an imperfect person who he’s going to marry, and that I might make his life a ton of work.

Of course I’m going to make his life difficult. I’m high-maintenance, I tell myself, but I’m so worth it!

I realized I had some of my priorities backwards, and I wrote about this article for Boundless.org.

Read my article: The Spouse Checklist

About Elise

Elise Stephens began her career in writing at age six, illustrating her own story books and concocting wild adventures. Stephens counts authors Neil Gaiman, C.S. Lewis, and Margaret Atwood among her literary mentors, and has studied under Orson Scott Card. She dreams often of finding new ways to weave timeless truths into her stories. Her novels include Moonlight and Oranges (2011), Forecast (2013), and Guardian of the Gold Breathers (2015), a finalist for the INDIEFAB Book of the Year. She lives in Seattle with her family. Follow her on Twitter @elisestephens and Author Elise Stephens on Facebook.

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